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San Francisco Airport

General information

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.

Airport Map



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
23 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

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.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

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
23 km
30 min
$ 55.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

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.

Airport parking

San Francisco Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at San Francisco Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at San Francisco Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at San Francisco Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

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
  • Lufthansa
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near San Francisco Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Grand Hyatt at SFO, Millbrae

Grand Hyatt at SFO has a fitness centre and a bar. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. All units in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV.


SFO Airport Hotel, El Rancho Inn Signature Collection, Millbrae

Near by the San Francisco International Airport, this Millbrae hotel offers free hot breakfast, Wi-Fi and a cable TV with premium channels.


The Westin San Francisco Airport, Millbrae

Located 1.6 km from San Francisco International Airport and a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) public transport station, this Millbrae hotel offers free, 24-hour airport transfers and an on-site restaurant.

Hotels in San Francisco

Looking for the best hotels in San Francisco? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco

Atop centrally located Nob Hill, this landmark San Francisco hotel features luxurious rooms and suites. A full-service gym and spa and two unique dining experiences are available on site.


Signature San Francisco, San Francisco

Ideally situated in the centre of San Francisco, Signature San Francisco features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, private parking and room service. All rooms boast a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom.


The Mosser Hotel, San Francisco

This San Francisco hotel, built in 1913, mixes contemporary conveniences with historical design. The hotel features an on-site state-of-the-art recording studio and rooms with access to free WiFi.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near San Francisco Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


San Francisco: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Sail along San Francisco's breathtaking waterfront, under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, and around notorious Alcatraz Island. Discover San Francisco's history via an award-winning audio commentary, available in 16 languages.


San Francisco: 1-Hour Bay Cruise by Boat

Cruise along San Francisco’s waterfront and relive the 150 years of history. Sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, get an up-close look at Alcatraz and gaze at the beautiful San Francisco skyline.

Tour & transport

San Francisco: Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias Hike

Experience the incredible scenery of Yosemite National Park and a Giant Sequoia Walk all in 1 day on this tour. You'll have hours to explore, marveling at the Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and amazing Giant Sequoia trees before returning to San Francisco.


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