The Salt Lake City International Airport has been carefully designed to accommodate people with disabilities. The restaurants, parking lots and restrooms are equipped with accessible features.There are telephones accessible from a wheelchair at the telephone banks and TDD telephones for the hearing impaired in the lobbies of both terminals. Throughout both terminals there are ramps and elevators. They are located near the stairs and escalators and are prominently marked on the airport directories in the terminals. In addition, airlines can provide other assistance for their passengers.
Salt Lake City International Airport hosts a yearly "Taking Flight for Autism" event, in partnership with the organization Families of Autism and Asperger's Standing Together (F.A.A.S.T.). The program gives children with autism and their families a unique opportunity to experience a simulation of flight. To learn more and register for the next event, visit the F.A.A.S.T. website.
When making your flight reservations be specific about your needs and the types of assistance you require. The airlines then pre-arrange for personnel or other service.
Airport police and paramedics are on 24-hour standby. Either can be summoned by dialing (801) 575-2911 or 2911 on a white paging phone.
Transportation options for service to persons with disabilities must be prearranged. While most Ground Transportation service providers can provide or arrange the service, it is not guaranteed that the equipment needed will be available upon arrival at Salt Lake City International without having made prior arrangements. A list of ADA transportation companies is available on our Ground Transportation page.
Public transportation for passengers with disabilities is provided by the Utah Transit Authority Paratransit program. To make arrangements, contact UTA at (801) 287-7433 and visit the UTA Paratransit Services page for more information.
Salt Lake City International Airport operates a shuttle bus service from the economy parking lot with buses that are equipped with wheelchair hydraulic lifts. Though it is not required, advance notice will streamline this process. Call (801) 575-2887 or (801) 575-2401 to make arrangements.
Parking stalls have been designated in the short-term parking structure and in all parking lots for use by people with disabilities. They are identified by the international symbol of access. These spaces are frequently patrolled. Their use by people who display the international symbol of access, either placard or plate, is enforced. There are extra-wide stalls close to entrances. Vehicles fitted with side lifts can be accommodated only on the first level of the short-term parking structure. If you need other help with parking, contact the Airport's Parking Division at (801) 575-2887 or (801) 575-2401 to make special arrangements.
Ramps and Elevators
All entrances and exits have the appropriate curb height or ramp access to accommodate those with disabilities. Wherever you encounter stairs or an escalator, an elevator will also be in the close vicinity.
The airport's restaurants can accommodate the needs of people with disabilities. Most of them have wide aisles, counters low enough for wheelchair access and ample dining space. Please ask food service personnel for assistance as needed.
The airports retail shops are accessible to all segments of the population. Their staff is readily available to assist as needed.
Restrooms throughout the airport are fully accessible. However, larger Family Restrooms can be found throughout the facility. Family Restrooms can be found in the following locations:
- Terminal One Lobby
- Concourse B (upper area)
- Concourse C (two), across gate C1 and near gate C7
- Concourse D (upper area, near checkpoint)
- Terminal Two Lobby
The Family Restrooms can also be located on the Airport Terminal Map.
Service Animal and Pet Relief Area
Animal relief stations are across the street from each terminal in front of the parking garage. Another is located between Terminal Two and the International Terminal. There are grassy areas equipped with waste stations and space to exercise pets and relieve animals. There are also three areas designated for the same purpose on Concourses B, C, and E. Contact SLC Airport Operations at 1-801-647-5159 or an airline representative for escort to the pet relief areas located near the concourses.
To locate the airport's animal relief stations, visit the Airport Terminal Map.
When making airline reservations, you can arrange for a wheelchair. Let the reservations agent know of any other special assistance needed.
Contact the airlines to make arrangements for a gate pass that will allow you to escort an unaccompanied minor, an elderly passenger or someone with special needs to the gate. The airlines issue gate passes from their ticket counters.
You can also contact the airport's 24-hour Control Center to make arrangements in advance for special assistance.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has created a helpline to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions. TSA recommends that passengers call 72 hours ahead of travel for information about what to expect during screening. Travelers may call TSA Cares toll free at 1-855-787-2227 prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint.
TDD phone systems for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available in the lobbies of both airport terminals or through the Control Center by calling (801) 575-2401. Most telephone banks throughout the airport have been designed to allow wheelchair access.
Wheelchair service is offered through your air carrier upon request. To ensure availability and timely service, it is recommended that this service be reserved in advance. Wheelchair assistance may also be requested at the airline ticket counters.