San Jose Airport Duty Free

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About San Jose Airport (SJC)

IATA/ICAO Code:
SJC/KSJC
Address:
1701 Airport Blvd, San Jose, CA 95110, USA
City:
San Jose
Country:
United States
Phone:
+1 408-392-3600
Website: http://www.flysanjose.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlySJC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flysanjose
Arrivals: San Jose Airport (SJC) Arrivals
Departures: San Jose Airport (SJC) Departures
Latitude/Longitude
37.362598, -121.929001
Map: Click to view airport map
Reviews:
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4.0 rating based on 12,345 ratings
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews.
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San Jose Airport (IATA: SJC, ICAO: KSJC), is an airport serving the San Jose area in United States. Scroll down or click here to see what San Jose Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 18 shops, 10 cafes, and 18 restaurants at San Jose Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.

Norman Y. Mineta San José Airport (IATA: SJC, ICAO: KSJC, FAA LID: SJC) is a city-owned public airport in San José, Santa Clara County, California. It is named after San Jose native Norman Mineta, former Transportation Secretary in the Cabinet of George W. Bush and Commerce Secretary in the Cabinet of Bill Clinton. The name also recognizes Mineta’s service as a councilman for, and mayor of, San Jose. It is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection international port of entry. It is three miles northwest of Downtown San José near the intersections of U.S. Route 101, Interstate 880, and State Route 87. The dominant carrier is Southwest Airlines with Alaska Airlines as the second largest. It also serves as a focus city for Alaska. The airport has free Wi-Fi in all terminals.

How far away is San Jose Airport from from the centre of San Jose?

It takes approximately 11 mins to drive the 4.6 mi (7.4 kilometres) between the centre of San Jose and San Jose Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside SJC airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from United States.

What are the parking options at San Jose Airport?

External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from San Jose Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.

Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.

The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.

As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).

The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.

Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.

No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.

Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.

What is there to do upon arrival at San Jose Airport?

Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 28 available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 18 different shops around San Jose Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.

San Jose Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities

Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at San Jose Airport include:

Access Point
  • Terminal A 6
  • After Security
Authors Bookstore/Hicklebees
  • Terminal A 10
  • After Security
Benefit Cosmetics Kiosk
  • Terminal B 25
  • After Security
Brioche Doree
  • Terminal B 23
  • After Security
CJ Olson
  • Terminal B 21
  • After Security
CNN Newsstand
  • Terminal A Blue Dot Meeting Area
  • After Security
CNN Newsstand
  • Terminal A 13
  • After Security
Discover San Jose
  • Terminal A 11
  • After Security
Duty Free/Duty Paid
  • Terminal A 14
  • After Security
Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Terminal A 10
  • After Security
Euro Café
  • Terminal A Baggage Claim
  • Before Security
First-Class Deli
  • Terminal A 11
  • After Security
Flames Eatery & Bar
  • Terminal B 27
  • After Security
Fresh Attractions
  • Terminal A 14
  • After Security
Gordon Biersch Brewing Company
  • Terminal A 11
  • After Security
Hudson News
  • Terminal B 26
  • After Security
Hudson News
  • Terminal A Baggage Claim
  • Before Security
Hudson News
  • Terminal A 11
  • After Security
Hudson News
  • Terminal B 23
  • After Security
InMotion
  • Terminal A 10
  • After Security
Jamba Juice
  • Terminal B 23
  • After Security
Le Boulanger
  • Terminal B 20
  • After Security
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
  • Terminal B 19
  • After Security
Peet's Coffee & Tea
  • Terminal B 25
  • After Security
Peet's Coffee & Tea
  • Terminal A 12
  • After Security
Pizza My Heart
  • Terminal B 19
  • After Security
Red Mango Yogurt & Smoothies
  • Terminal A 10
  • After Security
San Jose Joe's
  • Terminal B 23
  • After Security
San Jose Marketplace
  • Terminal B Baggage Claim
  • Before Security
Santa Cruz Wine Bar
  • Terminal B 23
  • After Security
Sharks Cage
  • Terminal B 19
  • After Security
Sip Savvy
  • Terminal A 10
  • After Security
Smashburger
  • Terminal B 22
  • After Security
Sonoma Chicken
  • Terminal A 12
  • After Security
Sound Balance
  • Terminal B 19
  • After Security
Starbucks
Starbucks
Starbucks
Starbucks
Sunglass Icon
  • Terminal A 10
  • After Security
Sunglass Icon
  • Terminal B 21
  • After Security
Sunset News
  • Terminal A 5
  • After Security
Sunset News
  • Terminal B 20
  • After Security
Sushi Boat
  • Terminal B 23
  • After Security
The Brit
  • Terminal B 20
  • After Security
The Club at SJC
  • Terminal A 15
  • After Security
The Soup and Salad Station
  • Terminal B 23
  • After Security
Tres Gringos
  • Terminal A 12
  • After Security
Una Mas
  • Terminal B 22
  • After Security
San Jose Airport Reviews

★★★★★
Very close to downtown. Rather small, but I prefer this to San Francisco.
- Pasi

★★☆☆☆
Soulless airport
- Robert Heywood

★★★★☆
Very neat, clean and organized airport. Car rental shuttles take off from a bit far. Apart from that, it is awesome.
- Anamitra Ghatak

★★★★★
Small airport that's been remodeled and looks fantastic.
- Jeff

★★★★★
As a resident of San Jose this airport is the closest and easiest to get to. The terminals are new, clean, and have free WiFi. This is a great alternative to larger airports like SFO and OAK because of the shorter drive time. The only disadvantage of the airport is that if you are not a fan of Southwest or Alaska be prepared to have at least one stopover to reach where your going.
- Tyler Smith

★★★★★
Everything just seems so much easier at SJC. It's never EVER even half as crowded than SFO. Parking is a snap. They even have plug ins for those who have electric cars. The TSA is on point. From all of my many flights into and out of SJC, I will say that it's just plain easier there. The hidden gem of Silicon Valley if you would. I highly recommend using SJC over SFO or Oakland. This IS my first comment on here but I have been a flier for over 30 years. So, shhhh. SJC, the secret jewel of Northern California.
- Paul

★★★★★
Great airport, very clean, modern and spacious. Much easier to use than Oakland or San Francisco and a lot quieter too. Great selection of shops and restaurants and free wifi throughout airport is good. Close to downtown San Jose and an airport I will continue to use in the future now international flights have been added (e.g from London)
- Jordan Barr

★☆☆☆☆
The airport is tiny. The custom is extremely inefficient. It took an hour to process 20 people. The most unfriendly custom I have ever seen.
- CH Jen
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