SFO: A Great Airport for a Great City
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) provides nonstop service to more than 65 U.S. cities on 22 domestic airlines and to 32 international points on 27 international carriers. A variety of services, amenities and concessions are offered at SFO including: a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train station linking SFO to San Francisco and the East Bay, and to Caltrain, which serves the Peninsula; a consolidated Rental Car Center; AirTrain, an on-airport people mover linking the garages, terminals and Rental Car Center; approximately 8,500 covered parking spaces in the terminal garages; wireless internet access in all terminals; and some of the Bay Area's favorite shops and restaurants.
Information Booths for travelers at SFO are located on the Arrivals Level of all terminals. Information is available regarding ground transportation such as buses, taxis and shuttles, as well as cultural, recreational resources and activities in San Francisco and the Bay Area. The staff is multilingual and interpreters are available through a telephone language line. For complete information about SFO's services, ground transportation, and shopping and dining choices click on the links below.
Art on the Fly
Through the San Francisco Arts Commission, more than 65 permanent works by noted local, national and international artists are on display in the terminals. In particular, the International Terminal contains 17 permanent, museum-quality works that were commissioned for the site with $10 million in funds raised in accordance with the City and County of San Francisco's public art ordinance. These large-scale, architecturally integrated works, ranging from wall murals to light sculptures, mosaics to terrazzo, create distinct and inventive environmental spaces-within-a-space.
In addition, the International Terminal houses the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum. Tucked in one corner of the Main Hall, and with virtually the same footprint as San Francisco's original 1937 air terminal, this restful spot provides a sanctuary for aviation buffs transiting through SFO or for anyone interested in the history of commercial aviation. Along with changing exhibits of aviation art and artifacts, the museum houses a collection of more than 6,000 volumes and scholarly works regarding the history of air transportation and SFO.
T2: The International Terminal and Concourses
As a global transportation hub, SFO provides the ease and convenience of door-to-door travel, supported by its state-ofthe-art International Terminal, direct-to-city public transportation on BART, and the AirTrain people mover, which transports passengers between terminals, garages and the Airport's rental car center transports passengers between terminals, garages and the Airport's rental car center.
With its soaring roofline and gleaming glass-and-steel exterior, the International Terminal building is a magnificent visual centerpiece at SFO. Flanked by two state-of-the art concourses, the entire complex is equivalent in size to 35 football fields and houses 24 gates to accommodate the airline industry's newest wide-bodied aircraft. Increased baggage handling capabilities and expanded U.S. Customs facilities help expedite passenger traffic: “Out of the door” transit time for arriving international passengers is 45 minutes or less. The International Terminal building also features ample flexible ticket counter space, making for smoother and shorter check-ins for departing international passengers.
Tour of San Francisco International Airport (PDF)
The SFO terminal is a perfect place to start getting acquainted with San Francisco before you leave to the city, or wrap up before you return home. To access an interactive map, click here.
What's New at SFO
San Francisco International Flight Update
San Francisco is more accessible to international travelers than ever before thanks to the many new flights connecting SFO with cities around the world. Click for San Francisco International Flight Updates.