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San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Full Airport Name

San Francisco All-embracing Airport


San Francisco All-embracing Airport, PO Box 8097, San Francisco, California 94128, USA

Airport Code


Country Code



650 821 5000


650 821 4004




Number of Terminals


Time Zone

GMT - 8 (GMT - 7 from the aboriginal Sunday in April to the aftermost Sunday in October)


The airport is amid 22km (14 miles) south of San Francisco

Transfer Amid Terminals

The 24-hour AirTrain ablaze abuse account links the All-embracing Terminal with the added terminals, parking garages, the Airport BART base and the car appoint centre.

Driving Directions

From axial San Francisco, booty Route 101 south and chase signs to the airport. For admission to the car appoint centre, about-face larboard assimilate I-380 and about-face appropriate assimilate South Airport Boulevard. For admission to the abiding car park, booty Route 101 south, avenue at San Bruno Avenue/San Francisco All-embracing Airport, booty the San Bruno Avenue exit, about-face larboard and chase the signs.

Car Parking

Short-term (hourly and daily) car parking, with absolute admission to the terminals, is attainable at both the calm and all-embracing parking garages. Cartage aerial to Canada should use the calm terminals parking garage. Valet parking for all terminals is amid in the calm garage, off the Departures akin roadway. A abiding car esplanade is amid 3.5km (2 miles) arctic of the airport terminals. A chargeless shuttle bus account operates amid the abiding car esplanade and the terminals. Parking advice is attainable (tel: 650 821 7900).

Car Hire

The rental car centre is amid alfresco of the terminals but on airport acreage and is affiliated to the terminals and BART base on the 24-hour AirTrain Blue Line. Eight above car appoint companies are based at the centre: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.

Public Transport

Rail: The Bay Breadth Accelerated Transit (BART) operates a accelerated abuse account to arctic San Mateo County, San Francisco (journey time: 30 minutes) and the East Bay from the SFO BART base on the Departures akin of the All-embracing Terminal. The base is affiliated to all terminals via the chargeless AirTrain service. BART casework affix to Millbrae Station, from breadth a Caltrain shuttle account runs amid San Francisco and San Jose. Road: Taxi: Taxis abandon from alfresco the Arrivals levels of all terminals. Taxi drivers are appropriate by airport regulations to acquire fares to all destinations. Limousine: A cardinal of auto companies accommodate carriage to/from the airport and charge be pre-arranged; a abounding account of providers is attainable on the airport's website. Van: Door-to-door vans accommodate casework amid the airport and assorted destinations in San Francisco and surrounds; vans are attainable on a accommodation base until 2300 and analeptic is alfresco the Departures levels of all terminals. Bus: SamTrans buses run from the terminals to destinations in San Mateo County and genitalia of San Francisco and Palo Alto, 24 hours. For added arena busline information, appointment the airport advice booths or alarm the Bay Breadth Transit advice band (tel: 511; website:

Information and Help Desks

Airport advice booths are amid on the Arrivals akin of all terminals; agents can construe over 166 languages (tel: 650 821 8211). Computerised advice kiosks are attainable at the desks 24 hours a day. Travelers Aid kiosks are amid on the Departures levels of all terminals (tel: 650 821 2735). They are attainable circadian 0800-2000.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: ATMs are attainable in all terminals and boarding lounges. There is a abounding account coffer in Terminal 3, as able-bodied as a self-service postal centre. Bureaux de change and automatic bill barter machines are amid throughout the All-embracing Terminal. Telephones able with abstracts ports are amid throughout the terminals. Wireless Internet is available. Mobile telephones can be hired. Eating and drinking: There are assorted bars, cafés and restaurants in anniversary terminal. Shopping: Four duty-free shops are amid in the All-embracing Terminal. There is a duty-free kiosk in Terminal 1, boarding breadth B. Added shops accommodate allowance shops, newsagents, bookshops, accouterment and accessories stores, candied shops, toy shops and corrective and toiletries shops. Luggage: There is a absent acreage appointment on the Arrivals akin of Terminal 1 (tel: 650 821 7014). Trolleys are attainable for a fee throughout the terminals. Left-luggage is attainable at the Airport Biking Agency, in the All-embracing Terminal. Added facilities: These accommodate a medical centre, nurseries and a brainwork room.

Conference and Business Facilities

The Turpen Aviation Museum, in the All-embracing Terminal (tel: 650 821 9911), is attainable for hosting clandestine functions, all-around up to 250 delegates, with accouterment and accessories available. The Airport Biking Agency (tel: 650 877 0422), additionally in the All-embracing Terminal, provides fax and photocopying services.

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

The airport is physically attainable and airline advisers can abetment cartage with disabilities afore abandonment or aloft arrival; cartage acute wheelchairs should acquaintance their airline above-mentioned to travel. There are TDD/TTY phones throughout the airport for hearing-impaired travellers. Reserved car parking is additionally attainable in all car parks (tel: 650 821 7900); the shuttle bus from the abiding car esplanade is able with a lift. Ramp-accessible taxis are available. SamTrans buses and the Caltrain shuttle are wheelchair accessible. So are all BART stations.


Hotels amid actual abreast the airport accommodate the Holiday Inn San Francisco All-embracing Airport Arctic (tel: 650 873 3550), Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport (tel: 650 347 1234), San Francisco Airport Marriott (tel: 650 692 9100) and the Sheraton Gateway Airport (tel: 650 340 8500). Courtesy telephones for auberge anxiety are amid on the Arrivals levels of all terminals.