San Jose International Airport - SJC

San Jose, United States (US)

Getting around the airport

Two terminals

San Jose International Airport is located near downtown San Jose. It has two terminals, Terminal A and Terminal B.

  • Terminal A receives all International Arrivals. Level 1 houses arrivals, ticketing, and baggage claim. Level 2 houses a security checkpoint for departures, the boarding area, and food and retail shops as well as parking and ground transportation.
  • Terminal B is the new terminal. Level 1 is arrivals and a USO facility and Level 2 houses departures, with security and gates. 

Transferring between terminals

The terminals are connected by an airside walkway and by a free landside shuttle stopping at each terminal, the Rental Car Center, and Daily Lot 4 (parking) at marked locations. arriving every 10-15 minutes, from 02:30-01:00 daily.

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Getting into San Jose

Bus or taxi


The Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Bus #10 goes from the airport terminals to the Caltrain Santa Clara Station and the Metro/Airport Light Rail Train Station. The Eastbound bus goes towards the LRT station while the Westbound train heads to the Caltrain station first. Total travel time to downtown can take about 45 minutes due to connections. 

Terminal A, before security, Grand Transportation Center, Center Island, across from International Arrivals Building
Terminal B, before security, Ground Transportation Center, across from Terminal B, Stop #8 San Fransisco
Cost: Bus is free, Light Rail Train is USD 2.25 one-way, USD 7 all-day pass, Caltrain is USD 3.75 one-way, USD 7.50 all-day pass 


Taxis are available at the airport for on-demand service. Travel time from SJC to Mountain View is about 14 minutes and 20 minutes to Palo Alto.

Terminal A, before security, arrivals exit, garage, Stop #2
Terminal B, before security, arrivals exit, Ground Transportation Island, Stp #1
Cost: minimum USD 15 (includes first 3 miles of travels and USD 1.50 airport fee), after 3 miles USD 3 per extra mile

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Power Charging Options

Terminal B Power Suite

Twenty-five percent of seats in Terminal A and B have electrical outlets and USB ports on the armrests for charging laptops and handheld devices. Terminal B has a ‘Power Suite’ with seating for 150 people and workstations with built-in power outlets.

Terminal B, after security, opposite Gate 18

Newly designed Terminal B of ‘Silicon Valley’s Airport’ has the best access to electronic charging. All chairs in the new terminal have power outlets and USB ports on the armrests for charging laptops and handheld devices.

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Massage Chairs

Destress before your flight

There are massage chairs available in Terminal A to help you relax before your flight. The chairs cost USD 5 for 30 minutes.

Terminal A, after security, Gates 10 and 13

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Available in airport lounge

There is a shower facility at The Club at SJC Lounge. Towels, shampoo, and soap are provided as a complimentary service with a day pass.

Terminal A & B Connector, after security, level 3, near gates A15-16
Hours: 05:00-22:00 daily

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The Club at SJC

The Club at SJC lounge is free for Priority Pass and Premium class ticket holders. It is accessible to all passengers for a USD 40 fee. The day pass can be purchased at the reception desk and guests will have access to complimentary snacks and beverages, high-speed Wi-Fi and a shower facility.

Terminal A & B connector, after security, level 3, across form Gates A15
Hours: 05:00-22:00 daily

A USO facility is also available for members of the US military and their families. Use of the lounge is free, and visitors can find comfortable seating, a television, complimentary snacks and internet access.

Terminal B, before security, street Level, access from outside the terminal only
Hours: 08:00-20:00 daily

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Free Wi-Fi

In all public areas of the airport

San Jose International Airport offers free Wi-Fi in all public areas at both terminals of the airport. To connect, simply choose 'sjcfreewifi' in the list of Wi-Fi networks, launch your web browser and a Wi-Fi welcome page will guide you through.

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