San Jose International Airport

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport is in San Jose, California, and it's about 5 kilometres from the city centre. Named after the former transportation secretary under President George W. Bush, the airport recognizes Norman Y. Mineta's service as councilman and mayor of San Jose. More than 10 million passengers travel through the gates annually.

Best Time to Book a Flight to San Jose

With more than 300 days of sunshine annually, San Jose is a popular choice to visit any time of the year. The area hosts the annual San Jose Metro Fountain Blues Festival each May and the San Jose Jazz Festival every August. Travellers looking to fly to San Jose can use the Price Alert tool to get notifications on price increases and decreases to know when to buy their ticket.

Airlines that Fly to San Jose International Airport

More than a dozen airlines operate out of the San Jose International Airport. The most popular airline is Southwest Airlines, with about half of the passengers using this carrier in 2016. Travellers can visit Skyscanner's webpage for a complete list of airlines.

What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport

Taxis are available on-demand and passengers can reach them at Terminal A at stop two and Terminal B at stop one. Pre-arranged taxi pickups are at Terminal A at stop three and Terminal B stop 11. Wheelchair-accessible vans are available at no extra charge, but passengers do need to give advanced notice.

The Valley Transit Authority (VTA) bus connects the airport to the Santa Clara station for Caltrain and ACE commuter rail services. Travellers also have access to local buses and rail stations via the VTA bus and can hop on a bus at Terminal A stop four or Terminal B stop 10. More than two dozen hotels offer free shuttles, and travellers can find them at Terminal A stop eight or Terminal B stop 10. Car rentals are also available at the airport.

Airport Facilities

San Jose International Airport houses two terminals: Terminal A has 16 gates, while Terminal B has 15. Free Wi-Fi is available in all public areas. Travellers can find ATMs, family restrooms, information booth, a foreign currency exchange, places to eat, and massage chairs throughout the terminals. For those flying with animals, the airport offers pet relief areas outside both terminals. Mothers can use the nursing rooms found at five of the gates. Terminal B features an iPal Playground, which is the only kind in the country, where travellers can interact with robots.

What to See and Do in San Jose

Sports enthusiasts can check out the NHL's Sharks, AHL's Barracudas, or MLS's Earthquakes. In 1892, the city's oldest park, Alum Rock Park, opened and visitors can trek through its 718 acres. The Ira F. Brilliant Centre for Beethoven Studies houses the largest Beethoven collection outside of Europe. To cool off, travellers can check out Raging Waters, which is the largest water park in Northern California.

As the largest city in northern California, San Jose offers plenty of activities all year. Once travellers rent a car and find a hotel, they can head off and explore all the area has to offer.

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 Airport Contact Details

San Jose International Airport

1732 N First Street,
Suite 600,
San Jose,
CA 95112-4538,

Tel:+1 (0)408 5017600


 Location Details

Longitude:121° 55' 44'' W
Latitude:37° 21' 50'' N

 Airport Location

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