San Francisco Airport
The airport is the seventh busiest airport in the United States based on passenger numbers (57.5 million in 2019), consisting of four terminals and four runways. San Francisco Airport is mainly used by United Airlines and Alaska Airlines. San Francisco Bay Area has two more large airports, namely San Jose International Airport (15.6 million passengers in 2019) and Oakland International Airport (13.4 million passengers in 2019).
Where is San Francisco Airport situated?
San Francisco Airport is located in the San Francisco Bay Area south of San Francisco and northwest of San Jose. The airport is accessible by car via the Interstate 101 highway.
How many terminals does San Francisco Airport have?
The airport has four terminals and seven concourses. The airport’s terminals form a circle, in the south Harvey Milk Terminal 1 (Concourse B and C), in the east Terminal 2 (Concourse D), in the north Terminal 3 (Concourse E and F) and in the west International Terminal (Concourse A and G). The AirTrain automated people movers Blue Line and Red Line connect the terminals, the parking garages, the BART Station and the Rental Car Center (Blue Line only). AirTrain departures are as frequent as every 4 minutes, you can use the service for free.
The distance from San Francisco Airport to the centre of San Francisco is 23 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of San Francisco.
From SFO Airport to San Francisco City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from San Francisco Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from San Francisco Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the San Francisco Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from San Francisco Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of San Francisco is about $ 55.-. Book your taxi at San Francisco Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From SFO Airport to San Francisco City centre by Taxi
At San Francisco Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Avis, Budget, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Enterprise, Sixt, Hertz, National (Enterprise Holdings), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to San Francisco Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at San Francisco Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- United Airlines
- Alaska Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in San Francisco
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Things to do
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