Local transport


There is a subway to and from the airport. The airport's BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station is situated on the blue line. The free AirTrain runs between the terminals, parking facilities, car rental agencies and the BART station.

Car and bus

The airport is located approximately 22 kilometers south of downtown San Francisco, near highways 101 and 380.

The SamTrans busses stop in front of the arrival hall (near hall 2) at T1. At the international terminal the busses stop on the second floor at halls A and G. There are mini busses parked in front of each terminal's departure hall, which you can share with other passengers. These mini busses, operated by Airport Express (tel. +1(0)415 775 5121) for instance, run across the city.

Car rental San Francisco Airport

There are several car rental agencies at the SFO car rental center: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, National and Thrifty. Take the AirTrain's blue line to get to the center's fourth floor. You can also book a rental car in advance at EasyTerra, this website compares multiple car rental agencies and their rates simultaneously.


Taxicabs are available in front of the terminals. A trip to San Francisco costs about USD 40.00. For rides from the airport you will pay a surcharge of USD 2.00. Between 07.00 in the morning and 01.00 at night, taxi employees in uniform are there to assist you. It is also possible to rent a limousine from several companies, such as 1st Classic Limousines (tel. +1(0)800 658 6579).

Parking at the airport

Short term parking is available at the parking garage close to the terminal. One day of short term parking costs up to USD 33.00. Valet parking costs USD 28.00 for the first 24 hours.

The AirTrain takes you to the international parking garages A and G in 10 minutes. Here, one day of parking costs up to USD 20.00. A shuttle bus can take you to the long term parking area in 10 minutes. For USD 14.00 you can park here for 24 hours. At the airport there are several plug-in options to recharge electric cars. There are bike parking facilities, too. For more information about parking, please contact (tel. +01(0)650 821 7900).