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San Francisco (SFO)

San Francisco International Airport is 14 miles from downtown. The airport is divided into 4 terminals (1, 2, 3 & Intl) which are connected by the AirTrain monorail. The concourses are built in a large circle, and it is possible to walk between them, but the Air train is free.


AirTrain is the airport’s people-mover system. Fully automated and free of charge, it connects all four terminals, the two international terminal garages, the BART station, and the airport’s Rental Car Center


The airport is connected to downtown via the BART Metro system. The airport BART station is located in Parking Garage G of the International Terminal. The ride downtown takes approximately 30 minutes and the fare from the airport to downtown is $5.35.


San Mateo County’s transit agency, SamTrans, has three lines (292, 297/397, and KX) connecting Terminal 2, Terminal 3, and the International Terminal to San Francisco and Palo Alto. Route 292 runs daily, while the 297/397 runs overnight. Route KX runs during the day on weekdays only.


Taxis depart from designated taxi zones located at the roadway center islands, on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level of all terminals. The fare to downtown is in the $35-$40 range.

Rental Car

To reach the Rental Car Center from the airport terminals take the AirTrain Blue Line. The airport is served by Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty. The rental counters are located on the fourth floor of Rental Car Center.


Numerous door-to-door shuttle van, limousine, hotel courtesy, and charter operators service the airport. They stop at the center island transportation island on the arrivals/baggage claim level of the terminals.

San Francisco International Airport Information

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