Transfer to/from - Sacramento airport (SMF)

 

Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Sacramento airport (SMF)

Transportation

 
COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
 
Sacramento airport (SMF)

Ride-sharing

You can request vehicles from Lyft, Uber and Wingz, which pick passengers up next to both terminals.

Bus

Yolobus (Tel +1 530 666 2877) provides transportation from the airport through its lines 42A and 42B, heading to the central and west areas of the city, Davis and Woodland. They operate with a frequency of 1 hour from 5:30 am to 10:30 pm on weekdays, and between 6:30 am and 10:30 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Journey time to downtown Sacramento is around 25 minutes and the fare is USD2.25. Some of the stops include Woodland County Fair Mall Transit Center, UC Davis Memorial Union Terminal and West Sacramento Transit Center.

SacRT (Tel +1 916 321 2877) operates express bus 142 to the city centre every 20-30 min., from 3:45 am to 11:35 pm, with a fare of USD2.50.

 

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Taxi

Authorized vehicles belong to the Sacramento Independent Taxi Owners Association (SITOA) (Tel +1 916 444 0008). They are white and display airport badging. Ranks are found in the ground transportation area, adjacent to the baggage reclaim halls. The trip to the city centre takes about 20 minutes and has a cost of approximately USD33.00.

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Latest updates: June 26, 2022

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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