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Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport [SJU] – Ultimate Terminal Guide

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Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) is the main airport serving San Juan, Puerto Rico. Named after the first democratically elected governor of Puerto Rico, the airport is a major transportation hub for the Caribbean region, serving over 10 million passengers each year.

Quick Information

Airport: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)
Terminals: 2 — A and B — with additional Concourses C and D
Airport Address: Avenida Aeropuerto, Carolina, 00979, Puerto Rico
Distance From Downtown San Juan: 3 miles (5 km)
Website: aeropuertosju.com
Phone Number: 787-289-7240
Number of Daily Flights: Approximately 180
Destinations Served: 30 domestic, 19 international
Flight Information: View departures and arrival information on the airport’s website.

Airlines Operating From SJU

Terminal A

Terminal B

SJU Airport Terminals

Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Map. Image Credit: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport features 2 terminals, Terminal A and Terminal B, which are connected to each other via a series of walkways. The terminals are situated between the runway and taxiways, with a tunnel running under a taxiway for road traffic to enter and exit the airport.

A looping roadway circulates traffic through the airport with access to the parking garages in the middle of the loop and split-level roadways for arrivals and departures. SJU has a hotel located near Terminal B arrivals.

Terminal A

Terminal A is located on the southern side of the airport and serves international and domestic flights.

Lower Level – Arrivals

Luis Munoz Marin International Airport Terminal A Arrivals
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Terminal A arrivals. Image Credit: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport

Terminal A baggage claim is on the lower level. From here, passengers can also access some ground transportation services, including the rideshare collection area and taxis. To reach the parking garage, passengers need to walk to Terminal B to access the pedestrian walkway.

Upper Level – Departures

Luis Munoz Marin International Airport Terminal A Departures
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Terminal A departures. Image Credit: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport

The Terminal A departures area is on the upper level, and out of the 3 airlines based here, JetBlue operates the majority of flights.

In addition to the airline ticketing desks, there are a couple of shops and grab-and-go food options outside the secure area. Public bus services are available outside the terminal on the upper level.

Terminal A has a security checkpoint, and passengers can access the other concourses via airside walkways once inside the secure area.

Terminal B

Terminal B is located in the center of the airport and is where the majority of airlines operate from, as it’s the larger of the 2 terminals.

Lower Level – Arrivals

Luis Munoz Marin International Airport Terminal B Arrivals 1
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Terminal B arrivals. Image Credit: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport

Baggage claim is located on the lower level, along with Customs and Border Protection for international arrivals.

Some airline desks are on this level, in addition to the lost and found office and a couple of tourist information desks. The main parking garage is across the roadway from Terminal B, and passengers can walk across the pedestrian crossings or bridge for access.

Further north of the airport (near the old Terminal D), you’ll find a Traveler’s Aid office, another Uber collection point, and a public bus stop on the arrivals level.

Upper Level – Departures (Concourses B and C)

Luis Munoz Marin International Airport Terminal B Departures
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Terminal B departures. Image Credit: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport

The Terminal B departures area is on the upper level, and there are several restaurants and shops outside the secure area, in addition to airline ticketing desks.

The terminal has 1 central security checkpoint for convenient access to Concourses B, C, and D, but once inside the secure area, passengers can also walk to Concourse A.

Concourse B has 9 gates numbered B2 to B10; Concourse C has 9 gates numbered C2 to C10, and Concourse D has 3 gates numbered D1, D2, and D4.

Concourses B and C have a good selection of shops and restaurants, with more located in the concourse connector.

Lower Level – Arrivals (Old Concourse D and Concourse E Sites)

Luis Munoz Marin International Airport Concourse D and E Arrivals
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Concourse D and E arrivals. Image Credit: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport

Passengers arriving at Concourses C and D on international flights will be processed through Customs and Border Protection between the 2 concourses in Terminal B.

Concourse E (or Terminal E as it was previously known) has facilities such as a Traveler’s Aid desk, a police station, and a chapel on the upper level.

Upper Level – Departures (Concourse D)

Luis Munoz Marin International Airport Concourse D
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Concourse D. Image Credit: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport

Passengers can reach this concourse by checking in and clearing the security checkpoint in Terminal B before heading left at Concourse C to walk down the long connector.

Inter-terminal Transport

Walking

Connecting between the terminals and concourses at SJU is pretty straightforward. Terminals A and B are connected outside the secure area near the ticketing desks, so there’s no need to exit the building to walk between them.

Once through security, all 4 concourses are also connected by covered walkways, making connections between flights simple.

If you’re arriving on an international flight, you’ll need to collect your luggage and clear Immigration and Customs before rechecking your bag and clearing security again.

The 2 furthest gates are about 0.6 miles apart, so the maximum walking time between gates is about 15 minutes.

Security and Customs at SJU

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport has 2 security checkpoints — 1 located in Terminal A and the other in Terminal B.

The airport doesn’t disclose the exact checkpoint opening hours, but these are usually around 2 hours before the first departure until the last departure.

TSA PreCheck

SJU has dedicated TSA PreCheck lanes at the Terminal A security checkpoint, open 24 hours.

There is no TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center at SJU, with the closest located around 6 miles away at IdentoGO, 150 Av. Los Gobernadores, Ste. 200 Carolina, 00979-7079.

Once you’ve arranged a meeting and have been approved, you’ll be able to use TSAPreCheck lanes available at any U.S. airport.

Global Entry

SJU has Global Entry kiosks for pre-approved passengers arriving at Terminal B on international flights.

Passengers wishing to arrange an interview can do so at the Global Entry Enrollment Center in Terminal B, open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Mobile Passport

Mobile Passport Control is accepted at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, and passengers can submit their information through the app on arrival at the airport.

Hot Tip: U.S. citizens and permanent residents do not need a passport to travel to Puerto Rico.

SJU Airport Lounges

SJU has 2 lounges that are accessible to all passengers who purchase a day pass.

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LoungeLocationOpening Hours*Day Pass Fee per Person
The Lounge at San JuanTerminal A, after security, near duty-free shoppingDaily: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.From $35
Concourse C, after security, near gate C2Daily: 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.From $35

* Hours are subject to change without notice. Lounge access may be restricted at times due to capacity.

Priority Pass Access

Priority Pass members can access either of the lounges at SJU, although these can get busy at peak times and are subject to capacity restrictions.

Hot Tip: Check out our article on the best credit cards for lounge access to avoid paying lounge entry fees on your travels.

Airport Dining and Drinks at SJU

SJU has 20+ restaurants and cafes. Most are located inside the secure area, with just a few in the Terminal A and B ticketing areas.

Plan ahead by checking out the dining options and their location on the airport’s website.

SJU Airport Wi-Fi and Charging Stations

One hour of free Wi-Fi is available throughout Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. To connect, select “SJUFreeWiFi” from your available connections and create a profile.

Charging stations are located at some of the gate areas.

Hot Tip: Get yourself a portable charging bank to ensure your devices are always charged up on the go.

SJU Airport Lost and Found

For lost items at the airport, SJU advises that passengers contact the following departments:

  • Items Lost in the Airport Communal Areas, Such as in the Terminals or Parking Garages: Contact the lost and found office located on the arrivals level of Terminal B. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be reached at 787-791-0098.
  • Items Lost on an Airplane: Contact the applicable airline.
  • Items Lost at a Security Checkpoint: Contact TSA at 787-253-5637 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Additional Airport Information

Travelers Aid

Travelers Aid is based at SJU in the Concourse E arrivals area. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Children’s Play Areas

There are no children’s play areas in Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, so it’s no wonder the airport didn’t make our list of the most kid-friendly airports in the U.S.

Baby Facilities

Nursing rooms are located at:

  • Terminal A: Near the ticketing desks and opposite gate A6
  • Terminal B: Opposite the ticketing desks and near gate B5
  • Concourse C: Near gate C3
  • Concourse D: Opposite gate D1

Pet Relief Areas

A pet relief area is located in Terminal B opposite gate B2.

Hot Tip: With just 1 pet relief area and no other pet facilities, unfortunately, SJU didn’t make our list of top pet-friendly airports.

Duty-free

Duty-free shopping is available at:

  • Terminal A: Immediately after security, near gate A1, opposite gate A5, and near gate A6
  • Terminal B: Immediately after security, between gates B2 and B4, and near gate B7
  • Concourse C: Near gates C4 and C6

Smoking Areas

Smoking is only permitted outside the terminals and also applies to the use of e-cigarettes.

Prayer

A chapel is located in the former Terminal E arrivals area on the upper level.

Money

ATMs can be found in the following locations:

  • Terminal A:
    • Opposite gate A5
    • Near the restrooms of the A1 to A3 gate area
    • At either end of baggage claim
  • Terminal B:
    • At either end of baggage claim
    • Opposite the Delta Air Lines desk on the arrivals level
    • Opposite the entrance to the security checkpoint
    • Near the entrance to Concourse B
    • Near gate B3
  • Concourse C: at the concourse entrance

Currency exchange services can be found in Terminal A and near Terminal B’s security checkpoint.

Medical Center

There is no medical center at SJU.

Luggage

Luggage storage facilities are available at the entrance to each concourse and in the baggage claim areas. The service is provided free of charge, but a $2 tip per bag is recommended.

Important SJU Phone Numbers

Customer Service: 787-289-7240

Parking: 787-791-4015

Travel to and From SJU

Transportation Options From SJU

Bus

Public buses stop on the upper-level roadway outside Terminals A and B (and Concourse E) and offer these services:

  • D53: Operates between SJU and Condado (Ashford Ave.)
  • D53: Operates between SJU and the Convention Center
  • E40: Operates between SJU and Piñero Avenue
  • T5/D53: Operates between SJU and Isla Verde
  • T5/D53: Operates between SJU and Old San Juan

Taxi

Taxis are available from outside baggage claim at Terminal A and Terminal B and charge the following base rates:

  • Isla Verde: $12
  • Ocean Park, Condado, Miramar, and Santurce: $17
  • Convention Center, Hyatt House, Isla Grande Airport, Sheraton Convention Center: $17
  • Old San Juan and Piers: $21

An airport fee of $3 applies.

Rideshare Services

Uber picks up passengers from the west end of Terminal A outside baggage claim and from columns 16 to 19 outside Terminal B baggage claim.

Driving to SJU

Arriving From Old San Juan

Take P. Covadonga/PR-38 and PR-25 to Expreso Román Baldorioty de Castro/PR-26 in Santurce. Continue on Expreso Román Baldorioty de Castro/PR-26. Drive to Av. Jesús T. Piñero/Puente Teodoro Moscoso/PR-17 in Cangrejo Arriba, Carolina. Keep left to stay on Av. Jesús T. Piñero/Puente Teodoro Moscoso/PR-17 and head straight towards the airport.

Arriving From Ponce

Get on Autop. Luis A. Ferré/PR-52 from PR-133 and PR-1 E. Follow Autop. Luis A. Ferré/PR-52 to Av. Jesús T. Piñero/Puente Teodoro Moscoso/PR-17 in Cangrejo Arriba, Carolina. Keep left to stay on Av. Jesús T. Piñero/Puente Teodoro Moscoso/PR-17 and head straight towards the airport.

SJU Airport Parking Information

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport has over 4,500 spaces available for short and long-term parking.

Short-term Parking

Hourly and daily parking is available in the parking garage located outside Terminal B for the following rates:

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DurationCost
First 15 minutesFree
15 minutes to half an hour$5.50
After the first hour to the second hour$8
Second to the third hour$10.25
Third to the fourth hour$12.50
Fourth to the fifth hour$14.75
An additional hour or fraction thereof$2.75
First 24 hours$27.55
Next 24 hours$18.50
Lost ticket$27.25

Long-term Parking

The long-term parking lot is located adjacent to Concourse E and offers uncovered parking at a less-expensive rate:

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DurationCost
Days 1 to 5$60
Day 6$69
Day 7$79
Day 8$88.50
Day 9$98
Day 10$107.50
Day 11$117
Day 12$126.50
Day 13$136
Day 14$145.50
Additional day$9

Frequent Flyer Parking Program

SJU’s frequent flyer parking program offers favorable rates for long-term parking. At $290 for 30 days of parking, it’s cheaper than 17 consecutive days of standard parking.

Pick-up or Drop-off Parking

SJU has a cell phone waiting lot that offers visitors up to 45 minutes of free parking. The lot is located just a couple of minutes from the arrivals curb.

Parking for Passengers With Disabilities

Accessible parking spaces can be found in all of the airport parking lots.

Hot Tip: Explore our guide to flying with a disability to help you plan, pack, and feel confident before your trip.

Parking Contact Numbers

General Parking Inquiries: 787-791-4015

Car Rental at SJU Airport

Car rental companies are situated in the ground transportation area between Terminals A and B on the arrivals level. Renters can pick up and drop off vehicles from the lower level of parking garages A2 and B2 between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Rental Companies on Airport Property

  • Alamo: 787-253-0796
  • Allied Car & Truck Rental/EZ Car Rental: 787-726-7350
  • Avis: 787-238-5527
  • Budget: 787-791-0600
  • Cabrera Car & Truck Rental: 787-333-8444
  • Charlie Car Rental: 787-726-7350
  • Dollar Rent-A-Car: 787-726-7350
  • Easeway: 787-726-7350
  • Enterprise: 787-253-3722
  • Europcar: 787-710-2777
  • Hertz: 787-791-0840
  • National: 787-791-1805
  • Payless: 787-726-7350
  • Popular Auto: 787-257-4848
  • Sixt: 787-791-1991
  • U-Save Car and Truck Rental: 787-253-4008
  • Target Car Rental: 787-728-1447
  • Thrifty: 787-253-2525

Hot Tip: Read about the credit cards that include car rental insurance, so you can avoid paying for expensive insurance through the rental provider. 

SJU Airport Hotels

San Juan Airport Hotel
San Juan Airport Hotel. Image Credit: San Juan Airport Hotel

There are several hotels located near Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport that provide convenient accommodations for travelers. These hotels offer amenities such as complimentary breakfast, shuttle services to and from the airport, fitness centers, and swimming pools.

SJU Airport Hotels – Sorted by Distance from SJU

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HotelAddress and Phone NumberStar RatingDistance From SJU (Miles)
San Juan Airport HotelLuis Munoz Marin International Airport Terminal D, Carolina 00979
787-791-6000
30
Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort7012 Boca de Cangrejos Ave., Carolina 00979
787-791-0404
40.5
Coral by the Sea2 C. Rosa, Carolina 00979
787-791-6868
10.5
Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan6530 Av. Isla Verde, Carolina 00979
787-791-8777
30.8
Hotel Villa del Sol4 C. Rosa, Carolina 00979
787-791-2600
30.8
Coral Suites7 C. Rosa, Carolina 00979
877-849-3949
30.8
Residence Inn by Marriott San Juan Isla Verde6500 Av. Isla Verde, Carolina 00979
787-961-1155
30.8
ESJ Towers by Chana6165 Av. Isla Verde Apt 368, Carolina 00979
787-791-4423
20.9
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel6063 Av. Isla Verde, Carolina 00979
787-791-1000
40.9
The Royal Sonesta San Juan5961 Av. Isla Verde, Carolina 00979
787-791-6100
41
Verdanza Hotel8020 José M. Tartak Ave., Carolina 00979
787-253-9000
31.1
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Juan – Hotel & Casino8000 José M. Tartak Ave., Carolina 00979
787-791-0505
41.1
San Juan Water & Beach Club Hotel2 José M. Tartak Ave., Carolina 00979
787-728-3666
41.2
Marbella del Caribe Isla Verde Beachfront5347 Av. Isla Verde, Carolina 00979
787-593-5421
31.3
TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde4820 Av. Isla Verde, Carolina 00979
787-728-1300
31.4
Villa Verde Inn1295 C. Marginal Villamar, Carolina 00979
833-845-5222
21.5
Hosteria del Mar1 C. Tapia, San Juan 00911
787-727-3302
33.2

Top 3 Hotel Stays Using Points

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HotelAddress and Phone NumberStar RatingDistance From SJU (Miles)
Point Redemption Cost
Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort7012 Boca de Cangrejos Ave., Carolina 00979
787-791-0404
40.5
Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan6530 Av. Isla Verde, Carolina 00979
787-791-8777
30.8
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Juan – Hotel & Casino8000 José M. Tartak Ave., Carolina 00979
787-791-0505
41.1
From 60,000 Hilton Honors points

The Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort is nestled along the shores of beautiful Isla Verde Beach and is a short distance from Old San Juan. The hotel has a free-form swimming pool with a swim-up bar, a whirlpool, and a children’s pool to entertain the little ones. Enjoy fresh seafood at the beachfront restaurant and soak in the ocean views from a premium room. Marriott Bonvoy members can book a standard room in this hotel from 30,000 points per night.

The Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan is a 10-minute drive from both the airport and San Juan Mall. Although the hotel doesn’t offer an airport shuttle, there is parking available for a fee. Guests can enjoy a free hot breakfast and Wi-Fi during their stay and enjoy the outdoor pool and fitness center. Hilton Honors members can book a room from 60,000 points per night.

The Embassy Suites by Hilton San Juan – Hotel & Casino is conveniently close to the airport while still offering all the amenities you would expect from a 4-star hotel. Guests enjoy access to nearby Isla Verde Beach as well as a large swimming pool, fitness center, and casino. Hilton Honors members can book a room from 60,000 points per night.

Final Thoughts

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is an important transportation hub for the Caribbean region, connecting millions of passengers to the U.S. and destinations across the world.

Located approximately 3 miles southeast of San Juan’s central business district, and close to the popular Isla Verde Beach, the airport is convenient for both business and leisure travelers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is San Juan a busy airport?

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in the Caribbean, serving over 10 million passengers in 2022.

How far is Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport from San Juan?

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is located approximately 3 miles southeast of San Juan’s central business district, making it a convenient destination for travelers visiting the city.

How much is taxi from airport to Old San Juan?

Taxis are available from outside baggage claim at Terminal A and Terminal B and charge a base rate of $21 to Old San Juan.

Which airport code is Luis Muñoz Marín International in San Juan?

The airport code for Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan is SJU.

How early should I arrive for my flight at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport?

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport recommends that passengers arrive 2 hours before a domestic flight and 3 hours before an international flight.

Is San Juan Airport big?

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is a large airport covering 1,600 acres. It’s the busiest airport in the Caribbean, transporting over 10 million passengers annually.

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Amar is an avid traveler and tester of products. He has spent the last 13 years traveling all 7 continents and has put the products to the test on each of them. He has contributed to publications including Forbes, the Huffington Post, and more.

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