SLC Airport Security Wait Times

How long should you expect it to take to get through security at SLC? How busy is SLC right now? Find out right here!

Salt Lake City International (Salt Lake City, UT)

Passengers moving through the security checkpoints should anticipate waiting on average for:
less than one minute

TSA Precheck Lanes: Available

Terminal 1

  • Checkpoint 1Closed
  • Checkpoint 2Closed

Estimated Wait Times For Today

3 am - 4 am
6 m

4 am - 5 am
18 m

5 am - 6 am
22 m

6 am - 7 am
17 m

7 am - 8 am
12 m

8 am - 9 am
7 m

9 am - 10 am
18 m

10 am - 11 am
15 m

11 am - 12 pm
2 m

12 pm - 1 pm
14 m

1 pm - 2 pm
29 m

2 pm - 3 pm
6 m

3 pm - 4 pm
20 m

4 pm - 5 pm
7 m

5 pm - 6 pm
7 m

6 pm - 7 pm
6 m

7 pm - 8 pm
10 m

8 pm - 9 pm
12 m

9 pm - 10 pm
17 m

10 pm - 11 pm
0 m

11 pm - 12 am
6 m

* Wait times are estimates, subject to change, and may not be indicative of your experience.

SLC Airport wait times are considered some of the best in the entire country, coming 1st in a survey by with a cited average time of just 9 minutes to get through security. Check out the current estimated wait times for Salt Lake City Airport above. The security lines may be short at SLC but standard guidance applies to arrive 3 hours before an international flight and 2 for a domestic flight, just in case! this rings particularly true around the holidays.
You can view today's estimated SLC TSA wait times above and view the PreCheck lane locations and open status. Joining TSA PreCheck membership can help you get through SLC and other participating airports much faster. To find out more about joining or renewing TSA PreCheck membership visit Be advised that CLEAR is also available at SLC.
SLC Airport is super-efficient. It ranks top or near the top consistently for minimal flight cancellations and delays and not only does it have short lines for security for those flying out of the airport but it's a similar story for international arrivals. If your flight landing at SLC is direct then, of course, it will take a little while to get processed but if you have already connected elsewhere in the US and been processed by the TSA it should be a breeze. For those connecting at SLC with an onward journey you have less need to panic and rush than at most major airports.

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