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Top tips for finding a cheap flight to Salt Lake City (SLC)

Book in the Goldilocks Window

Looking for the best time to book a flight that’s not too far in advance nor too last minute? We call this the Goldilocks Window, that period when prices should be at their lowest. For domestic flights, that window falls just 1-3 months before departure, but with international flights, you have a little more room—2-8 months ahead of time is ideal.

Whatever you do, avoid booking around the 21-day, 14-day, and 7-day marks, when prices are almost guaranteed to go up. If you’re looking to travel during the high season—the summer months or around the winter holidays—that window changes slightly. Try to book in June or July for winter travel and December or January for a summer trip.

Search alternative departure airports

To get to Salt Lake City as cheaply as possible, you may want to look for flights departing from airports within a few hours’ drive rather than sticking to your closest airport. If you live in San Antonio, for example, search for flights to SLC from Austin, Dallas, and Houston, too. Sometimes a flight deal is worth it, even with the additional effort it takes to get to an airport a few hours away.

Fly when it’s cheaper

June, July, and August are generally considered the busiest travel months of the year, rivaled only by the days around the winter holidays. While it can be tempting to book a summer vacation, if you’re hunting for the best flight deals, you’ll want to avoid peak season and book in the quieter months instead. Lots of travelers mean higher prices, so stick to the shoulder seasons when you can.

If you have to travel during peak season, look for flights the first couple weeks of June or the last couple weeks of August for lower fares. Another trick is to book flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays to avoid the steep price tag of weekend getaways.

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SLC is a major Delta hub, as the airline accounts for about 70% of the airport’s traffic. There are 12 other airlines that fly out of Salt Lake City, though, and the airport is considered the 22nd busiest airport in North America, so if you live nearby, you have plenty of opportunities to find great deals.

Frequently asked questions about flying to Salt Lake City (SLC)

What is the airport code for Salt Lake City International Airport?

The airport code for Salt Lake City International Airport is SLC.

When is high season in Salt Lake City?

Although Salt Lake City gets plenty of visitors during ski season, the busiest travel months by far are June, July, and August. SLC serves as a gateway to Utah’s ‘Mighty 5’ national parks, which attract millions of tourists each year, mostly during the summer. Major events that might also draw big crowds include the Utah State Fair in September and Springville’s World Folkfest in August.

When is the best time to visit Salt Lake City?

The best time of year to visit Salt Lake City depends on what you’re hoping to get out of a trip! December and January are great for those seeking fewer crowds, plentiful skiing options, and an impressive light display during the holidays. From March to May and September to November, you can also expect fewer visitors and pleasant weather.

Does Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) have its own on-site hotel?

While there are no on-site hotels at SLC, there are plenty of places to stay nearby:

What lounges are available at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)?

Concourse A: The USO Lounge is located by Gate A25, offering active duty military members and their families amenities like snacks and drinks, TV, WiFi, and more. Minute Suites also recently opened its first location in SLC, offering private suites where you can nap, relax, or get some work done by Gate A33. There is a Delta Sky Club on Concourse A, open daily from 4:45 am until 12 am. This club is available to Delta Sky Club Members, Delta One or SkyTeam Premium passengers, Delta Diamond, Gold, and Platinum Medallion Members, SkyTeam Elite Plus Members, and Delta SkyMiles Reserve or Reserve Business American Express card members.

What are the rules for traveling with pets to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)?

Travelers are required to keep non-service animals in carriers at all times when moving about the airport. There is one animal relief station outside the airport on the west end of the terminal and two service animal relief stations near gates A9 and B20.

How far is Salt Lake City International Airport from Salt Lake City?

SLC is located about 8 miles from Salt Lake City, which takes 15 minutes by car.

What are the transportation options for getting from Salt Lake City International Airport to Salt Lake City?

There are several options for getting from SLC to downtown Salt Lake City.

  • By taxi or rideshare: A ride from SLC to downtown Salt Lake City costs anywhere from $15-$30, depending on the time of day and week.
  • By public transportation: Public transportation from the Salt Lake City airport is very convenient. All you have to do is take the TRAX Green Line light rail, located on the east side of the terminal at ground level. For $2.50, passengers can take the Green Line from the airport to the City Center Station or as far as the West Valley Central Station at the southwest of town.

How long is the flight to Salt Lake City?

As far as domestic travel goes, the longest flight to Salt Lake City is about 5.5 hours—the duration of the journey from both the Northeast and major airports in Florida. You can fly to Salt Lake City from West Coast hubs LAX and SFO in about 2 hours, the same amount of time as a flight to SLC from Denver.

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