San Francisco Airport

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San Francisco Airport: General information

San Francisco Airport (IATA:SFO) is located 21 kilometers south of the city. It was opened in 1927 and since then has grown and modernized.

By number of passengers (40 million annually) San Francisco Airport is the second largest in California behind Los Angeles International Airport.

San Francisco Airport serves the City, Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area. San Francisco Airport is the 8th largest airport in the nation and handles flights to and from Asia, the Pacific Rim, Europe, Latin America and just about anywhere in the world.

San Francisco Airport: how to get to San Francisco

The best way to arrive from San Francisco Airport is using the BART (Subway). For approx. 5,5$ you can arrive to the center of the city from San Francisco Airport in only 25 minutes.

Passengers of San Francisco Airport can also use the bus (operated by SamTrans) service, shared vans or taxis (the most comfortable way to travel from San Francisco Airport.

There are four terminals at San Francisco Airport. Each terminal at San Francisco Airport is linked by the AirTrain system and has the full complement of services, shops and restaurants that the modern passenger would expect at an airport.

San Francisco Airport is easily connected to the Bay Area and downtown San Francisco by road or rail, with buses, taxis, car rental companies and the Metro Rail all operating from San Francisco airport. Drivers can expect to find a parking option for any purpose at San Francisco Airport with lots available for electric cars and bicycles, as well as short term or long term stays.

San Francisco Airport: Accommodation

There aren't hotels in San Franscisco Airport, but there are some accommodation options (hotels) near San Francisco Airport: Four Points San Francisco, Holiday Inn Express San Francisco International Airport North...

Most of this hotels near San Francisco Airport offers an exclusive service to transport tourists from each terminal of San Francisco Airport to the hotel.

There are also information and booking desks inside San Francisco Airport.

San Francisco Airport: World Connections

San Francisco airport is well connected with major airports of the world from different continents. Most airports in America, such as Boston, Las Vegas or Boston Airport interoperate with San Francisco with a large number flights during the year.

If you have planned to travel to Asia you can do it through Singapore Airport.

San Francisco Airport to Europe

Passengers from San Francisco airport can easily fly to major European cities like London, Paris, Belfast, Lisbon, Nantes, Rome, Milan, Pisa... If your destination is Spain, the options are Barcelona, Madrid Airport, Girona, Reus, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza Airport, Bilbao, Valencia or Tenerife, among others.

San Francisco airport also operates in minor importanat airports such as Auckland, Bristol, Cardiff and Bournemouth...

Travelling to Central Europe is also simple; San Francisco Airport also connects to Dusseldorf, Eindhoven Airport or Geneva (Switzerland).

San Francisco Airport to South America

South America is also connected to San Francisco, being able to travel to Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo ...), Argentina, Chile, Peru ...

San Francisco Airport: Terminals & Airlines

San Francisco Airport mapSan Francisco Airport has four terminals. This terminals are linked together by the AirTrain internal transit system, operating 24 hours per day. It is also possible for passengers of San Francisco Airport to walk between terminals. Each terminal serves several airlines and a large number of destinations. Each terminal of San Francisco Airport is well served by restaurants, bars, newsstands, shops, and ATMs (cash machines).

Please note that there is no secure transit area for passengers transferring from an international to a domestic flight. San Francisco Airport passengers exiting the Arrivals Hall are in the airport's public area and are required to go through the security checkpoint at the boarding area for their next flight. Please visit the Transportation Security Administration's website of San Francisco Airport for information about the security checkpoint process.

You can find below the list of the number of flights by flight, carrier, destination, time of departure, the flight status of the option also having to track it using your cell phone.

San Francisco Airport, International Terminal serves many airlines, including Aeroflot, Air China, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines (Mexico), All Nippon Airways, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, EVA Air, Japan Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, LACSA, Lufthansa, Mexicana, Northwest (international), Philippine Airlines, Singapore Airlines, TACA, United Airlines (international), and Virgin Atlantic.

San Francisco Airport, Terminal 1 serves Air Canada, Alaska Airlines (domestic / Canada), America West Airlines, ATA Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Northwest (domestic), and US Airways.

San Francisco Airport, Terminal 3 serves American, Virgin America

San Francisco Airport, Terminal 3 serves American Airlines, Ted, and United Airlines (domestic).