San Francisco International Airport is located 22 kilometers (14 miles) south of San Francisco.
Dialling Code: +1
Telephone: +1-650/87 62 377
Lufthansa at the airport
How to get there
From central San Francisco, take Highway 101 south and follow signs to the airport. For access to the car hire centre, turn left onto Interstate 380 and turn right onto South Airport Boulevard. For access to the long-term car park, take Highway 101 south, exit at San Bruno Avenue/San Francisco International Airport, take the San Bruno Avenue exit, turn left and follow the signs.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART; bart.gov) operates an express rail service to northern San Mateo County, central San Francisco (journey time: 30 minutes) and the East Bay. BART services also connect to Millbrae Station, from where a Caltrain shuttle (caltrain.com)service runs between San Francisco and San José. Services are available from the SFO BART station on the departures level of the International Terminal. The station is linked to all terminals via the free AirTrain service.
SamTrans (samtrans.com) buses operate from outside Terminal 1 and the International Terminal to destinations in San Mateo County, South San Francisco and Palo Alto. For further ground transportation information, visit the airport information booths or contact the Bay Area Transit information line (transit.511.org).
Shared minibus shuttles are available from outside the terminals. A full list of shuttle companies is available on the airport website (flysfo.com).
Taxis depart from outside the arrival areas of each terminal. On arrival, contact the uniformed taxi co-ordinator or call 1191 from an airport courtesy phone. Taxi drivers are required under airport regulations to accept fares to all destinations.
Short-term (hourly and daily) car parking, with direct access to the terminals, is available at both the domestic and international car parks (passengers flying to Canada should use the domestic terminal’s parking garage). Long-term parking is located 3.5km (2 miles) north of the airport terminals – a free shuttle bus service links this area to the terminals. There is also a ‘cell phone waiting lot’ for drivers awaiting arriving passengers and valet parking in the domestic car park.