Locals say that Salt Lake City International Airport is closer to its downtown than any major airport in the country. It’s 7 miles northwest of downtown via I–80, or you can take North Temple, which leads to the city center. A taxi ride from the airport to town costs about $20. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) opened an aboveground light-rail extension (TRAX green line) in 2013 that ferries riders to and from the airport in less than 30 minutes for $2.50 each way.
Salt Lake City International Airport (776 N. Terminal Dr., Salt Lake City, UT, 84122. 801/575–2400 or 800/595–2442. www.slcairport.com.)