100 San Fran Intl Airport, San Francisco, California, 94128

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Data

Airport Code SFO Elevation 13 ft
Address 100 San Fran Intl Airport Distance From Nearest City 8 mi
City San Francisco Latitude / Longitude 37.621313 / -122.378955
State California Scheduled Annual Operations 312,358
Zipcode 94128 2010 Enplanements 15,154,877
Owner City & County Of San Francisco 2009 Enplanements 14,510,198
Phone Number (800) 435-9736 Increase or Decrease 4.4%

The Airport

San Francisco International Airport is located in California’s San Mateo County and it is around 13 miles south of the city of San Francisco. It is often used by travelers going to the Pacific regions and deals with around 37.4 million passengers every year. It is considered to be a hub for multiple major airlines and it deals with both domestic and international flights over its four long runways. 

San Francisco Airport Parking

Its advisable to consider the parking at San Francisco Airport as starting your travel experience in a huge unfamiliar SFO parking lot trying to work out how to make a reservation isnt ideal. As with all major airports there will be lots operated by the airport and off-airport lots which are independently managed. If you are being picked up from the airport, then the person picking you up can wait for up to 60 minutes in the cell phone parking lot at SFO. There are also multiple options if you want to leave your car at the airport, including long term parking at SFO, reserved parking, short term parking and valet parking at SFO. SFO's long term parking is located a little way away from the main airport facility. You could also choose to park in one of the numerous SFO off-site parking lot close to San Francisco Airport. These lots can often offer substantial discounts on the cost of parking at SFO and most if not all will offer free transportation to take you from the parking lot to the relevant terminal. All SFO private parking lot facilities are secure and online reservations mean you can book way ahead, usually just paying a deposit. A comprehensive list of cheap SFO Airport parking lots operated by independent operators can be found by using the search form above.

San Francisco Airport Transportation

The issue of transport is also very important – whether you are looking for a way to get to or from the airport, or need to get around while you are there, it helps to know what transport options are on offer. There is a wide range of airport shuttle services, including hotel shuttles that are specific to various airport hotels. There are also independent airport shuttle services available, and these include residential pick-ups for people in the SFO area. One cost effective way of traveling to or from the airport is to go for a shared-ride shuttle. Alternatively, you can ask the shuttle service if you can choose a car or private van for your party. When it comes to traveling at the airport, you can use the AirTrain. This connects all the terminals with the other airport facilities such as parking and car rental services. There are multiple AirTrain stations located across the airport for your convenience. You will also find buses, limousines and taxis located outside the international terminal.

San Francisco Airport Hotels

A lot of people also choose to stay overnight at a hotel near SFO Airport either before or after their flight, so it is worth checking out the range of accommodation in the area close to San Francisco International Airport. There is currently around 18 hotels that are located within just three miles or less from San Francisco Airport. Most are served by hotel airport shuttle buses that can take passengers from the hotel to the airport and back again on their return journey. With such a large choice of hotels, there is also a good range of over night accommodation on offer, so whether for leisure or work travelers are sure to find an SFO airport hotel to suit them and their pocket.

San Francisco Airport Terminals

San Francisco International Airport consists of four passenger terminals. They are arranged in a circle with the domestic parking garage in the middle of the circle. The terminals are known as Terminals 1 through 3, plus International Terminals A and G. You can travel between the terminals and other airport facilities by using the AirTrain. As you might expect from a large airport, you will find many amenities in all four of the passenger terminals. This includes retail outlets and food and drink, as well as passenger information services and facilities such as telephones. An SFO terminal map is top the right.


San Francisco International Airport is a very busy airport, with a wide range of flights on offer, plus the services to match. As it is so large, it pays to leave plenty of time when traveling around the airport but you are sure to find everything you need while you are there.