Sacramento is one of the easiest destinations to get to on the West Coast, providing for a stress-free experience from the moment you arrive. The Sacramento International Airport (SMF) serves as the gateway to Northern California and was recently named fourth best airport in North America for customer service by Airports Council International (ACI). SMF offers more than 175 nonstop flights per day to over 35 destinations. Once you’ve departed your flight, you can quickly and easily meet your ride-share driver, secure a taxi, hop on Yolobus Route 42A or SacRT Route 142, or pick up a rental car. From there, you’re just a 15 minute trip from the heart of downtown Sacramento and the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel.
Sacramento’s Amtrak station is located downtown, steps away from numerous hotels.
SacRT’s Route 142 runs an express bus service from the airport to downtown Sacramento. The airport express shuttle bus runs every 20/30 minutes, 7 days a week combined with Yolobus Routes 42A and 42B.
Yolobus offers daily routes to stops throughout the region. From Sacramento to Davis, Woodland and beyond.
All rental car companies at Sacramento International Airport are located at the rental car terminal on airport property. The on-airport rental car shuttle arrives at designated stops on ground level curbs outside both terminals approximately every 10 minutes. The shuttle serves all on-airport rental car agencies listed on the rental car page. Rental car shuttles are assigned by terminal. Be sure to check the signs to make sure the shuttle you are on is going to the terminal you wish to go to.
Shuttle wait times may be longer during the airport’s peak hours: 4 – 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. – midnight.
Avis, Budget, Hertz and National offer vehicles for people with disabilities. Reservations for equipped vehicles must be made at least 48 to 72 hours in advance.
Off-airport rental car companies listed on this page will pick up their customers from the rental car terminal.
On-demand taxi service is provided by the Sacramento Independent Taxi Owners Association (SITOA) by contract. This contract ensures the availability of cars and the quality of equipment and service provided. While several companies are members of the association, all cars are white, carry airport branding and are required to maintain levels of customer service and cleanliness.
Other taxi companies with an airport permit or agreement, including Uber, Lyft and Wingz, may drop off passengers at any time and pick up passengers with an advance reservation.
All taxis are located in the ground transportation area adjacent to the baggage claim area.
SMF is served by Uber, Lyft, Wingz, or Turo rideshare companies. When using ride share transportation services, there are specific designated areas for pick-up. Determine where your pick-up area is based on your Terminal.