Salt Lake City SLC Airport Security Wait Times

Salt Lake City Airport Checkpoint Wait Times

Salt Lake City Airport

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Approximate security wait times for at each TSA checkpoint.

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    Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) TSA Security Wait Times Information

    SLC TSA Wait Times - Country’s Fastest

    How early do I need to get to Salt Lake City Airport? You’ve come to the right place! According to a recent Washington Post article, the average wait times at SLC security hover around 9 minutes but could be as fast as 2 minutes.

    Get CLEAR Expedited Security at Salt Lake Airport!

    SLC features CLEAR expedited security screening which, if you participate, can help to reduce the time you spend in SLC Salt Lake City International Airport security lines. CLEAR counters are located at all security checkpoints.

    In partnership with iFly, CLEAR is offering a 2 month free promotion - it only takes a minute to sign up. See hours below for CLEAR enrollment locations and hours at SLC.

    SLC Flight Delays

    Before you head to the airport, keep yourself informed of SLC delays by checking SLC Arrival Delays, SLC Departure Delays, or use iFly's SLC Flight Tracker. Having knowledge of SLC airport delays will help with stress-free travel.

    Salt Lake City International Airport Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

    At Salt Lake City International Airport you can use any security checkpoint as all terminals are connected post-security. CLEAR is now available at security checkpoints in Terminal 1 and 2 at SLC airport.


    SLC TSA Terminal 1 Checkpoint

    Concourse: A, B

    Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

    Hours: Open 24 hours/ 7 days per week

    TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 4:30 AM to 8:00 PM

    CLEAR Hours & Enrollment: Daily, 4:00 AM to 9:00 PM

    SLC TSA Terminal 2 Checkpoint

    Concourse: C, D, E

    Type: All passengers

    Hours: Daily, 4:30 AM - 1:00AM (the next day)

    TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM

    CLEAR Hours & Enrollment: Daily, 4:00 AM to 9:00 PM

    SLC TSA International Terminal Checkpoint

    Concourse: D, E

    Type: All passengers

    Hours: Open as needed based on flights scheduled


    TSA PreCheck at Salt Lake City International Airport

    SLC TSA Pre Lanes can be found in security checkpoints at both Terminal 1 and 2. As the TSA operates these special checkpoints, the hours may be different from the Terminal operating hours. See the TSA Pre schedule the specific hours for the date and time you are traveling.

    SLC TSA wait times can be cut down considerably if you participate in the TSA Pre program. You can even sign up for TSA PreCheck before your next SLC flight - there’s an enrollment center at the Salt Lake City International Airport in Terminal 2 (between baggage claim and Delta Ticket Center). According to the TSA, the enrollment center is open from 7:45 AM - 11:00PM and 12:00PM-4:15PM Monday-Friday.

    TSA PreCheck passengers can enjoy expedited screening at SLC, and in most cases you don’t have to remove your: shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. For more information and to enroll/pre-enroll, visit the TSA website.

    About SLC Security Wait Times

    Security wait times at Salt Lake City International Airport are approximate and can vary based on several factors including severe weather, TSA staffing, airport construction, etc.

    SLC TSA wait time forecasts are made leveraging flight volume data and TSA staffing models. Using advanced data science, wait times for Salt Lake City International Airport are projected, that barring extreme outliers, are within five minutes in accuracy, as validated by large US airlines. The TSA urges all travelers to arrive at the airport well in advance of scheduled flight departures and has provided security checkpoint wait time information as a guide to assist in travel planning. Please be sure to check with your airline for ticket counter wait times as well as possible changes to flight schedules, as these and other factors influence your decision regarding how early to arrive at SLC. Please be aware that each airline has a recommended arrival time and even stricter required arrival times.

    All airlines require that you arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and even onboard and in your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time. The amount of the advance arrival time required varies depending on the airline you are using. Most airlines' conditions of carriage state that with many of their tickets, failure to arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time may cause you to be denied boarding and cause you to forfeit any refund or other compensation due for the unused ticket even if you have advance seat assignments and advance boarding passes.