San Francisco Airport Transportation Guide

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100 San Fran Intl Airport, San Francisco, CA, 94128
(800) 435-9736

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SFO Airport Guide

San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA 94128, (650) 821-8211,

For many Americans, traveling to San Francisco is quite an experience that encompasses such delights as Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown and the Golden Gate Bridge. Getting there is only half the fun, as a trip inside San Francisco International Airport will show.

Easy Transportation

Although it is located some distance from downtown San Francisco, SFO is easy to reach, thanks to the efficient BART public transportation system. The rapid rail line into SFO provides inexpensive access not only to downtown but also to the East Bay and San Mateo County. SamTrans public bus service provides convenient service to many parts of San Francisco and San Mateo County, picking up passengers at all airport terminals. For those looking to ride commuter trains, BART connects SFO to the Caltrain rail system at the Millbrae Station.

When Fog is Not Desirable

While San Francisco's legendary fog may be romantic while roaming its streets or viewing the bay from land, it's not fun when a thick blanket of low clouds sucks in the airport. Weather delays, such as fog, have given SFO the reputation of being one of the worst on-time airports in the nation. It's a reputation that is well-deserved too, so bring something to read or a game to play and expect delays when arriving and departing.

Fun at the Airport

What better place is there than an airport to learn about flying and aviation? Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum in SFO's International Terminal is an adaptation of a 1930s airline passenger lobby. The museum provides an opportunity to learn about the development of commercial aviation and the role it plays in our lives. 

Are you looking to keep the kiddies busy before your flight or during a layover? Three fun play areas are located within SFO, One in Terminal 2 and two in Terminal 3. While you are keeping an eye on the little ones letting off steam, take a look at all of the great artwork scattered throughout the terminals.

Unique, Must-Try Food

Pre-packaged sushi, it's not. The fare at Ebisu in the International Terminal is fresh and tasty and also includes ramen, udon and tempura. You'll get the same food here as in the city, but without the wait. Another city restaurant that has an airport outlet is Perry's. This classic tavern, located in Terminal 1, is known for its known for Cobb salads and Perry's Hamburger, which can be topped with applewood-smoked Hobbs' bacon.

If you love chocolate chip cookies, be sure to try Klein's Deli and Coffee Bar, also in Terminal 1. Buy one of their delicious overstuffed sandwiches, named after famous women before you board your flight.

Quiet Time and Reflection

Stretch and pose your way to inner peace in the world's first airport yoga room in Terminal 2 near Boarding Area D. The Berman Reflection Room in the International Terminal offers a quiet space for meditation or choose the Christian Science Reading Room in Terminal 1.

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SFO Parking Reservations

From the parking lot vendors you see listed on you will find great deals onSFO Parking. We have worked with all of the major San Francisco Airport parking lot operators and vendors for many years so that we can offer our customers exclusive discounts, great prices and guaranteed spaces. 

Key advantages of leaving your car with our off-airport parking lot partners include cheap rates and pricing, multiple parking options such as long term parking, self-drive, valet and indoor parking as well as the convenience of shuttle transportation to the airport as part of the parking service. Reserving your parking space is fast, easy and secure to make, and all reservations are guaranteed.

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