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San Francisco Airport. Guide, airlines, BART taxi bus connections to center

San Francisco Airport

San Francisco Airport is one of the main, and busiest, American airports, with just under 30 million passengers in transit each year. It is the reference point for connections with Europe and Asia, located about 20 km south of San Francisco.

The airport has 4 Terminals: T1, T2 and T3 serve only domestic flights and for Canada. The International Terminal (IT), is used for all international and intercontinental flights. Opened in December 2000, the International Terminal holds the record for the largest Terminal in the world! And it’s not the only record. In fact, San Francisco Airport is also the first airport where a museum was opened, Fine Arts; here, works of art and permanent exhibitions are kept in 20 galleries.

San Francisco Airport is equipped with all the comforts, services, shopping areas, duty-free, bars, restaurants. Airport staff are known for their high quality standards, which have earned them recognition from Skytrax.

For the little ones, special play areas are available. The children’s areas are located at T2 (between gates 54A and 54B), T3 (at gates 62 and 87A). They are active 24 hours a day! The wifi line is available for FREE throughout the San Francisco airport. Just use the #SFO FREE WIFI lines or, alternatively, #SFO FREE 5GHZ WIFI. Accept terms and conditions, and you can surf for free from your device. Here is the list of the main companies and direct connections* with San Francisco Airport.

Aerial view SFO San Francisco Airport

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Here is the list of the main companies and direct connections * with San Francisco Airport

Aer Lingus: Dublin.
Aeroméxico: Guadalajara, Mexico City.
Air Canada: Calgary, Edmonton, Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver.
Air China: Beijing–Capital.
Air France: Paris–CDG.
Air India: Delhi.
Air Italy, Seasonal: Milan–Malpensa.
Air New Zealand: Auckland.
Alaska Airlines: Austin, Boston, Chicago–O’Hare, Dallas–Love, Everett, Honolulu, Kahului, Kailua–Kona, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York–JFK, Newark, Orange County, Orlando, Palm Springs, Portland (OR), Puerto Vallarta, Redmond/Bend, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San José del Cabo, Seattle/Tacoma, Spokane, Washington–Dulles, Washington–National. Seasonal: Anchorage, Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale, Nashville, Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham.
All Nippon Airways: Tokyo–Narita.
American Airlines: Charlotte, Chicago–O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York–JFK, Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor.
American Eagle: Los Angeles.
Asiana Airlines: Seoul–Incheon .
Avianca El Salvador: San Salvador.
British Airways: London–Heathrow.
Cathay Pacific: Hong Kong.
China Airlines: Taipei–Taoyuan.
China Eastern Airlines: Qingdao, Kunming, Shanghai–Pudong.
China Southern Airlines: Guangzhou, Wuhan.
Copa Airlines: Panama City.
Delta Air Lines: Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–JFK, Salt Lake City, Seattle/Tacoma.
Delta Connection: Salt Lake City.
El Al: Tel Aviv.
Emirates: Dubai–International.
EVA Air: Taipei–Taoyuan.
Fiji Airways: Nadi.
Finnair, Seasonal: Helsinki.
French Bee: Papeete, Paris–Orly.
Frontier Airlines: Atlanta, Austin, Denver. Seasonal: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Las Vegas.
Hawaiian Airlines: Honolulu, Kahului.
Iberia, Seasonal: Madrid.
Icelandair: Reykjavík–Keflavík.
Japan Airlines: Tokyo–Haneda.
JetBlue: Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Long Beach, New York–JFK.
KLM: Amsterdam.
Korean Air: Seoul–Incheon.
Level: Barcelona.
Lufthansa: Frankfurt, Munich.
Norwegian Air Shuttle: Barcelona, London–Gatwick, Paris–CDG.
Philippine Airlines: Manila.
Qantas: Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney.
Scandinavian Airlines: Copenhagen.
Singapore Airlines: Hong Kong, Singapore.
Southwest Airlines: Burbank, Chicago–Midway, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Ontario, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, St. Louis, San Diego. Seasonal: Milwaukee.
Sun Country Airlines: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Portland (OR). Seasonal: Honolulu, Palm Springs.
Swiss International Air Lines: Zürich.
TAP Air Portugal: Lisbon.
Thomas Cook Airlines: Manchester.
Turkish Airlines: Istanbul.
United Airlines: Atlanta, Auckland, Austin, Baltimore, Beijing–Capital, Boston, Burbank, Cancún, Chengdu, Chicago–O’Hare, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus–Glenn, Dallas/Fort Worth, Delhi, Denver, Detroit, Eugene, Fort Lauderdale, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Houston–Intercontinental, Indianapolis, Kahului, Kailua–Kona, Las Vegas, Lihue, London–Heathrow, Los Angeles, Medford, Melbourne, Mexico City, Munich, Nashville, New Orleans, Newark, Ontario, Orange County, Orlando, Osaka–Kansai, Palm Springs, Papeete, Paris–CDG, Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Pittsburgh, Portland (OR), Puerto Vallarta, Raleigh/Durham, Reno/Tahoe, Sacramento, St. Louis, San Diego, Seattle/Tacoma, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong, Singapore, Spokane, Sydney, Taipei–Taoyuan, Tampa, Tel Aviv, Tokyo–Haneda, Tokyo–Narita, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Washington–Dulles, Washington–National. Seasonal: Amsterdam, Anchorage, Boise, Bozeman, Calgary, Fairbanks, Hartford, Kansas City, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Omaha, San José del Cabo, Santa Barbara, Zürich.
United Express: Albuquerque, Austin, Bakersfield, Boise, Bozeman, Burbank, Calgary, Dallas/Fort Worth, Eugene, Eureka/Arcata, Everett, Fayetteville/Bentonville, Fresno, Kalispell, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Madison, Medford, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Monterey, North Bend/Coos Bay, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Ontario, Orange County, Palm Springs, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Portland (OR), Redding, Redmond/Bend, Reno/Tahoe, Sacramento, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, Spokane, Tri-Cities (WA), Tucson, Vancouver. Seasonal: Aspen, Eagle/Vail, Hayden/Steamboat Springs, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Lakes, Missoula, Montrose, Rapid City, Sun Valley.
Virgin Atlantic: London–Heathrow.
Volaris: Mexico City. Seasonal: Guadalajara.
WestJet, Seasonal: Calgary, Vancouver.
XL Airways France, Seasonal: Paris–CDG.


To move between the various terminals, a free AIRTRAIN service is available, 24 hours a day. You can use the Red line or the Blue Line. With the latter, compared to the previous one, you can also reach the Car Rental area.

There are several options for reaching the city center. BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is a fast and efficient rail link service between San Francisco, Bay Area and Airport. It works every day, from Monday to Friday, from 05:00 to 23:53; Saturday, from 06:30 to 23:53; Sunday, 08:00 to 23:53. At the airport, the station is located at the departure area of ​​the International Terminal. You can buy the ticket (CLIPPER CARD) for 9.65 $ per adult, and 4.65 $ for one way. Children under the age of 4 travel FREE.


Buses are the ideal solution for those who want to save money. Samtrans offers numerous connections between San Mateo, San Francisco and the Airport. Among the different options, you can use the SFO line which makes direct connections between Millbrae Caltrain and San Francisco Airport. You can use the normal tickets for public transport, from a single journey at a cost of $ 2.25 per adult. The buses stop at T1 and T2, on the ARRIVAL side of yards 2 and 4; at the International Terminal, level 1.

San Francisco Airport


To reach Downtown, you must take Highway 101 and, traffic permitting, you will be in the city within 30 minutes. You can rent your car directly at the airport. With the AIRTRAIN BLUE line you can reach the rental area.

Keep in mind that the access roads to the city that line the bay are always very busy. If you were leaving for the Tour of the Coast, you can reach the center with the BART train and rent your car later.

Numerous taxis are stationed outside the various airport terminals. There are several companies that manage the service. Check the rate in advance. Generally, a ride to San Francisco South costs around $ 20, to which you will have to add any commissions and tip.

* The list is subject to change. All links, updated, can be consulted on the official website. Before leaving, it is recommended to inquire about the provisions and rules on COVID-19 in the United States, and on the mandatory nature of the vaccine. Timetables and connections are subject to change.

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