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Introduction

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), located 21 kilometres (13 miles) south of San Francisco, is a major gateway to Asia, Europe and Oceania and there are numerous domestic flights as well. After Los Angeles International Airport, it's the second biggest in California and in the top 25 of the world regarding the number of passengers.

For more information about other airports throughout the world, also see the list of airports.

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Getting there and away

  • Rail: The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) BART station, located in Parking Garage G of the International Terminal, is the only direct rail link between the airport, the city of San Francisco, and the general Bay Area.
  • Bus: SamTrans, San Mateo County's transit agency has three lines connecting Terminal 2, Terminal 3, and the International Terminal to San Francisco and the Peninsula down to Palo Alto.
  • Car: The airport is located on U.S. Route 101, 13 miles (21 kilometres) south of downtown San Francisco. It is near the US 101 interchange with Interstate 380, a short freeway that connects US 101 with Interstate 280.
  • Taxi: Taxis depart from designated taxi zones located at the roadway center islands, on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level of all terminals.

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Getting around

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.

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Airlines, Destinations and Terminals

There are 4 terminals at SFO: terminals 1,2,3 and an international terminal. Currently, terminal 2 is under construction and will re-open again in 2011. For more information about the airlines also see the list of airlines and the information about budget airlines.

Terminal 1

  • AirTran Airways - Atlanta, Milwaukee
  • Alaska Airlines - Anchorage, Palm Springs, Puerto Vallarta, San José del Cabo, Seattle/Tacoma
  • Continental Airlines - Cleveland, Houston-Intercontinental, Newark
  • Delta Air Lines - Atlanta, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Detroit, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City
  • Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines - Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
  • Frontier Airlines - Denver, Milwaukee
  • Frontier Airlines operated by Republic Airlines - Kansas City
  • Hawaiian Airlines - Honolulu
  • Horizon Air - Portland
  • Southwest Airlines - Chicago-Midway, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix, San Diego
  • Sun Country Airlines - Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • US Airways - Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix
  • US Airways Express operated by Mesa Airlines - Las Vegas

Terminal 3

  • Air Canada - Calgary, Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver
  • American Airlines - Boston, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Miami, New York-JFK
  • United Airlines - Anchorage, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Honolulu, Houston-Intercontinental, Kahului, Kona, Las Vegas, Lihue, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, Newark, Orange County, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Reno/Tahoe, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Seattle/Tacoma, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Washington-Dulles
  • United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines Albuquerque, Aspen, Austin, Bakersfield, Boise, Bozeman, Burbank, Calgary, Chico, Colorado Springs, Crescent City, Dallas/Fort Worth, Edmonton, Eugene, Eureka/Arcata, Fresno, Kansas City, Klamath Falls, Las Vegas, Medford, Missoula, Modesto, Monterey, North Bend, Ontario, Orange County, Palm Springs, Pasco, Phoenix, Portland, Redding, Redmond/Bend, Reno/Tahoe, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Seattle/Tacoma, Spokane, Tucson, Victoria

International Terminal

  • Aeroméxico - Mexico City
  • Air Berlin - Dusseldorf
  • Air China - Beijing-Capital
  • Air France - Paris-Charles de Gaulle
  • Air New Zealand - Auckland
  • All Nippon Airways - Tokyo-Narita
  • Asiana Airlines - Seoul-Incheon
  • British Airways - London-Heathrow
  • Cathay Pacific Airways - Hong Kong
  • China Airlines - Taipei-Taoyuan
  • Delta Air Lines - Tokyo-Narita
  • Emirates - Dubai
  • EVA Air - Taipei-Taoyuan
  • Japan Airlines - Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita
  • JetBlue Airways - Austin, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Long Beach, New York-JFK
  • KLM - Amsterdam
  • Korean Air - Seoul-Incheon
  • LAN Perú - Lima
  • Lufthansa - Frankfurt, Munich
  • Mexicana - Guadalajara, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta
  • Philippine Airlines - Manila
  • Qantas Airways - Sydney
  • Singapore Airlines - Hong Kong, Seoul-Incheon, Singapore
  • Swiss International Air Lines - Zürich
  • TACA - San Salvador
  • United Airlines - Beijing-Capital, Cancún, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, London-Heathrow, Mexico City, Osaka-Kansai, Puerto Vallarta, San José del Cabo, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Sydney, Tokyo-Narita
  • Virgin America - Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, San Diego, Seattle/Tacoma, Toronto-Pearson, Washington-Dulles
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways - London-Heathrow
  • WestJet - Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver

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