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SFO

KSFO

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San Francisco - Driving Directions

From 280:

Take Highway 380 East to the 101 South exit toward San Jose. Take the San Francisco International Airport exit. Choose between Domestic and International flights. Follow the signs to Arrivals, Departures or Hourly Parking.

From the North (San Francisco):

Take 101 South to the San Francisco International Airport exit. Choose between Domestic and International flights. Follow the signs to Arrivals, Departures or Hourly Parking.

From the South (San Jose):

Take 101 North to the San Francisco International Airport exit. Choose between Domestic and International flights. Follow the signs to Arrivals, Departures or Hourly Parking.

Next: San Francisco Public Transport »

San Francisco - Public Transport

Limousines

A number of limousine operators provide transportation services to and from SFO.

Limousine service must be pre-arranged with the operator.

At the Airport: At SFO, limousine service may be arranged via the Lodging, Transportation and Attraction Boards located on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level of the International Terminal and Terminals 1 and 3. These Boards provide free phone connections to participating limousine operators.

Safety Advisory: Ignore offers of ground transportation from solicitors inside the terminal building. While these solicitors may look and sound official, they are not authorized to solicit passengers and are breaking the law. For ground transportation assistance upon arrival at SFO, please go directly to the nearest Airport Information Booth or Lodging, Transportation and Attractions board. Information booths and boards are located on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim level of each terminal.

Taxis

Taxis depart from the designated taxi zones located at the roadway Center Islands, on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level of all terminals.

Uniformed taxi coordinators are stationed at the taxi zones from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. to assist passengers with questions or concerns.

Ramp accessible taxis are available. Please contact the taxi coordinator to request a ramp accessible taxi, or phone *1191 from any Airport courtesy phone.

Door-to-Door Van Services

Door-to-door vans provide service between SFO and passenger-specified locations in shared ride vans. Depending on the number of passengers, door-to-door vans may make multiple stops.

From the Airport: Van service is available on a walk-up basis. However, passengers are advised to make reservations for service after 11:00 p.m.

Door-to-door vans pick up on the Departures/Ticketing Level from the roadway Center Island at all terminals.

To the Airport: Advanced reservations are required. Please contact the service provider directly. Door-to-door vans drop-off on the Departures/Terminal Level at all terminals.

Pre-Arranged Door-to-Door Van Services

Pre-arranged vans provide service between SFO and passenger-specified locations in shared ride vans. Depending on the number of passengers, pre-arranged vans may make multiple stops.

From the Airport: Passengers must make reservations with the pre-arranged van service in advance of pick-up at SFO.

Vans pick-up in Courtyards 1 and 4 of the Domestic Terminals and Courtyards A and G in the International Terminal.

To the Airport: Advanced reservations are required. Please contact the service provider directly. Vans drop-off at the terminal curbs on the Departures/Ticketing Level of all terminals.

SFO’s public transportation options include the following:

BART Rapid Rail: BART operates rapid rail service to northern San Mateo County, San Francisco and the East Bay directly from SFO. The SFO BART station is located on the Departures/Ticketing Level (Level 3) of the International Terminal, on the Boarding Area G side of the terminal near the Berman Reflection Room. BART is also easily accessed from any terminal by riding SFO's AirTrain to the Garage G/BART Station stop. There is no charge to board AirTrain. BART provides a direct connection to Caltrain at the Millbrae station. Caltrain Commuter Rail: Caltrain provides rail service between San Francisco and San Jose, with weekday commute-hour service to Gilroy. BART connects SFO to the Caltrain rail system at the Millbrae Station. Weekday express trains serve select stations during commute hours. SamTrans Public Bus Service: SamTrans provides 24-hour service connecting SFO to San Mateo County and parts of San Francisco and Palo Alto.

At the terminals, SamTrans buses stop at:

Terminal 2: Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level, Roadway Center Island

Terminal 3: Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level, curbside adjacent to Courtyard 4

International Terminal: Level 1 at Courtyard A and curbside adjacent to Courtyard G

Airporters

Airporters, privately operated scheduled bus services, provide service between SFO and many Bay Area cities.

Airporters depart from the Center Island transportation zones on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level of the International Terminal and Domestic Terminals 2 and 3.

Charter Operators

Charter services are available to most Bay Area locations and must be pre-arranged with the service operator.

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San Francisco - Car Parking

Short Term/Hourly (Central Parking Garage):

The Central Parking Garage is a 5-level facility located, for your convenience, in the center of the airport. With short and easy access tunnels to all the terminals, this garage is an ideal place to park for business and leisure passengers traveling on a short trip or for those coming to pick up arriving domestic passengers. To access the facility, follow the Domestic Terminal signs under the International Terminal and then follow the “hourly” parking signs to the entrance. Upon arrival in the garage, please park in the appropriate color-coded section designated by airline.

Daily/Houry (International Parking Garages A and G):

Our two International Parking Garages are located in front of the International Terminal, one on the north side and one on the south side of the Airport. To access the garages follow the International Terminal signs on the roadways and then follow the Garages A & G signs on the flyway. ALL TERMINALS can be accessed from these garages—the International Terminal via the pedestrian tunnels and the Domestic Terminals via AirTrain.

There are AirTrain stations located in both of the International Parking Garages. An easy 10-minute ride gets you to any of the domestic airline gates.

Long-Term Parking

At just $12 a day the new SFO Long-Term Parking is the closest and most affordable indoor long-term parking solution available at the airport.

Express Entry and Exit Options

Getting in and out of airport parking has never been faster. Utilize the pay-on-foot kiosks or just use your credit card to swipe in and swipe out.

Curb-Side Baggage Check-In Service

Check your bags right where you park. From 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. you can check your bags and get boarding passes for most domestic flights before boarding the shuttle to the terminals.

Shuttle Service

SFO's long-term parking facility and shuttle buses operate 24 hours a day. Frequent shuttle service runs every 5 minutes to 15 minutes (depending on the time of day). Electronic displays in the garage keep you informed as to when the next bus is due. Also, SFO buses have priority loading zones at each terminal for quick passenger access.

During peak travel periods baggage loading assistance is provided in the garage and at each terminal stop.

Parking Guarantee

Long-term parking at SFO is guaranteed. Should long-term parking become full, customers will receive a voucher to park in the terminal garages at the long-term rate.

ParkFAST offers convenient covered parking in a RESERVED area. Enjoy the ease of automated entry and exiting–no lines, no cashiers. Just swipe your card and go!

Become a ParkFAST member and save $2 a day. See the rate chart below for more details. For additional information and to enroll now, log on to www.flysfo.com/parkfast. Or simply check out ParkFast next time you are in a rush – follow the signs to ParkVALET and ParkFAST. All you need is a valid credit card.

Directions

Valet Parking for all terminals and airlines is located in the Central Garage.

From U.S. 101, take the San Francisco International Airport exit. Follow signs to the Domestic Terminals Departures Level roadway. Stay in the left lane and turn left into the garage entrance opposite the Delta Airlines curb. Vehicle drop-offs are accepted from 5 a.m. to midnight and vehicle retrievals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

ParkVALET is the ultimate convenience SFO Parking has to offer. Just pull up and you are on your way, complete with a complimentary copy of the Wall Street Journal. To access valet parking, go to the upper level Domestic “Departures” roadway, opposite Delta Airlines.

Directions

Valet Parking for all terminals and airlines is located in the Central Garage.

From U.S. 101, take the San Francisco International Airport exit. Follow signs to the Domestic Terminals Departures Level roadway. Stay in the left lane and turn left into the garage entrance opposite the Delta Airlines curb. Vehicle drop-offs are accepted from 5 a.m. to midnight and vehicle retrievals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Disabled Parking

Convenient parking for the disabled is provided at all Airport parking facilities for vehicles displaying a:

DP (Disabled Person) license plate DV (Disabled Veteran) license plate Disabled Parking placard

In the Central and International Garages, disabled parking spaces are adjacent to the elevator lobbies. In long-term parking, disabled parking spaces for regular, as well as “van accessible” vehicles, are located on the first (ground) floor. SFO’s long-term parking shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible.

Overheight Disabled Vehicles

Central Garage:

Vehicles over 6’6” cannot be parked in the Central Garage and should proceed to Valet Parking, located off of the “Departures” level roadway, opposite the Delta Airlines curb. A valet attendant will assist you with parking.

International Garages:

Vehicles up to 8’ 2” can be accommodated in Garages A and G.

Long-Term Parking:

Vehicles up to 9’ can be accommodated on the first floor. Vehicles up to 7’ can be accommodated on the second floor and above. Disabled parking spaces for vehicles over 9’ are provided in the over-height parking area located outside the long-term garage.

Next: San Francisco Intra Terminal Transfer »

San Francisco - Intra Terminal Transfer

AirTrain is SFO's fully automated people mover. AirTrain operates 24 hours every day, providing convenient and frequent service throughout San Francisco International Airport.

Easy Access to SFO's Terminals, Parking Garages, Rental Car Center and BART Station

AirTrain operates on two lines - the Red Line, which connects all terminals, garages and the BART Station; and the Blue Line, which connects all terminals, garages and the BART Station with the Rental Car Center. AirTrain does not provide service to SFO's Long Term Parking Lot.

AirTrain stations are located in all terminals, garages and the BART Station, as well as the Rental Car Center. Map

Getting From Your Plane to AirTrain

Domestic Terminals 1, 2 and 3 each have an AirTrain station located on Level 5 of the Domestic Parking Garage.

To access Terminals 1's station, take the elevators/escalators down to the tunnel connector to the parking garage.

Terminal 3's station connects to the terminal via a passenger skybridge. Take the elevators/escalators to Mezzanine-Level 3.

The International Terminal has two AirTrain stations, located one level above ticketing at both ends of the Main Hall.

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San Francisco - Car Hire

San Francisco International Airport’s Rental Car Center allows travelers to pick up and drop off rental cars at one convenient, central location. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty car rental counters are located on the fourth floor of the SFO Rental Car Center.

A number of off-Airport rental car agencies are served by free shuttle service from the SFO Rental Car Center. Shuttles for ABC, Airport, City, Fox and Payless rental car companies stop at the south curb of the Rental Car Center upon passenger request.

To access the Rental Car Center from the Airport terminals, take the AirTrain Blue Line. AirTrain, SFO’s fully automated people mover system, operates 24 hours every day and provides convenient and frequent service throughout SFO. AirTrain stations are located in all terminals, parking garages, the Rental Car Center and SFO’s BART station.

Rental Car Companies at SFO:

Alamo Rent A Car

Telephone (650) 347-9911

Fax (650) 616-8074

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Avis Rent-A-Car

Telephone (650) 877-3156

Fax (650) 873-2064

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Budget Rent A Car

Telephone (650) 877-0998

Fax (650) 876-1715

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Dollar

Telephone (650) 244-4131

Fax (650) 244-4146

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Enterprise

Telephone (650) 697-9200

Fax (650) 624-6683

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HERTZ Corporation

Telephone (650) 624-6600

Fax (650)-624-6683

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National Car Rental

Telephone (650) 616-3000

Fax (650) 616-3016

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Thrifty Car Rental

Telephone (650) 259-1313

Fax (650) 692-8820

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Off-Airport Rental Car Companies:

ABC

Telephone (800) 773-6814

Fax (650) 588-9469

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Airport Rent A Car

Telephone (650) 742-9990

Fax (650) 742-6809

City

Telephone (650) 588-6769

Fax (650) 588-6797

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Fox

Telephone (800) 225-4369

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Payless

Telephone (650) 737-6134

Fax (650) 871-7798

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San Francisco - Info And Helpdesks

Airport Information Booths are located on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level of each terminal. Computerized information kiosks are available at the booths 24 hours a day. These kiosks provide both ground transportation and general airport information. Recorded multi-language ground transportation information is also available by dialing *1121 from any Airport courtesy phone.

Travelers Aid Booths are located on the Departures/Ticketing Level of all terminals and are staffed daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Travelers Aid provides general assistance and carries a number of printed public transportation schedules.

The lost property office is located on the Arrivals level of Terminal 1, and left-luggage is located at the Airport Travel Agency, in the International Terminal.

Next: San Francisco Airport Facilities »

San Francisco - Airport Facilities

Express Mail Services

Express mail services, including Airborne, Federal Express and UPS, are available at the Airport Travel Agency, located on the Departures/Ticketing Level of the International Terminal, near Boarding Area G. Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Battery Charging and Internet Access Station

The PowerPort Battery Charging and Internet Access Station offers:

PowerUp bays to leave and charge electronic devices A portable WebPad with most regular PC features (including wireless Internet access) A portable ChargePad (allows user to charge device while in use) Two WebPad Walk-up stations Four WebPower Walk-up stations, which also offer power and RJ45 Ethernet jacks for high-speed Internet access.

The Station is located post-security in Boarding Area F, Terminal 3, near Gate 83. The unit is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Showers

Need to freshen up before a meeting? Shower facilities are located in the SFO Hairport, located on the Departures/Ticketing Level of the International Terminal, near Boarding Area G ($11 rental fee). The Hairport is open Monday through Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Money: There is a full service bank and a self-service postal centre in Terminal 3, and ATM's are located throughout the terminals. Bureaux de change and currency exchange machines are available as well,

Religion: There is a meditation room available at the airport.

More Services: There is a medical centre at the airport, and baby change rooms.

Eating & Drinking: There are a number of shops selling good quality items from sweets to gifts, and 4 duty-free shops as well located at different points throughout the airport.

Shopping: There are bars, cafes, and restaurants at the airport.

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San Francisco - Conference Facilities

Business Center

PowerPort operates a full business center offering:

fax & copier services private cubicles (with computer or without) conference rooms outfitted with a full array of services: speakerphone, Internet connections, power outlets, and private copy/fax.

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San Francisco - Handicapped Facilities

The airport is physically accessible to disabled passengers, and airline employees are available to assist passengers with disabilities before departure or upon arrival. There are TDD/TTY phones located throughout the airport for hearing-impaired travellers. the Shuttle Bus is equipped with a lift, and there are designated parking spaces for the disabled driver in all car parks.

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San Francisco - Wireless Lan

Boingo provide WiFi internet access at SFO ariport in following locations United Airlines Gates 76 through 90, International Terminal Lobby & Ticket Counters & Museum. (Web login only, Boingo client will not work). ($7.95 per day / $21.95 per month).

T-Mobile provide WiFi internet access through all terminals & Rental Car Center of SFO ariport. ($6.00 ped hour / $9.99 per day / $29.99 per month).

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San Francisco - Hotels

Holiday Inn

SAN FRANCISCO-INTL ARPT NORTH

275 SOUTH AIRPORT BOULEVARD

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080 UNITED STATES

Hotel Front Desk: 1-650-8733550 | Hotel Fax: 1-650-8734524

The Holiday Inn San Francisco International Airport North is located in the birthplace of Biotech and ideally situated for travelers. It is adjacent to the South San Francisco Conference Center, just 1.5 miles from the San Francisco International Airport, a short distance to DowntownSan Francisco, Less than 30 minutes from Silicon Valley, right off Highway 101, with easy access to Interstate 280 and 380.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Distance: 2 MI / 3.22 KM North to Hotel Complimentary Airport Shuttle Taxi Charge (one way): $15.00 (USD) Time by taxi: 5 minutes South on HWY 101 exit San Francisco Airport

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

1333 Bayshore Highway,

Burlingame, California, USA 94010

Tel: 650 347 1234 Fax: 650 696 2669

Delight in the unexpected when you select Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. This luxurious AAA Four-Diamond hotel near San Francisco airport surpasses every standard with a pampering array of amenities and services. Perfectly located on San Francisco Bay - between the excitement of downtown San Francisco and technology corridor of Silicon Valley - you'll enjoy easy access to all the attractions surrounding this airport hotel in San Francisco. Our atrium style hotel offers views of the bay mountains or our picturesque atrium foliage. Sample fine wines in our lush 10-story atrium, filled with soft natural light and cascading waterfalls. Take advantage of award-winning business and meeting facilities. A welcoming atmosphere makes this San Francisco airport hotel the refreshing choice for every traveler.

Complimentary Shuttle to BART at SFO Airport.

San Francisco Airport Marriott

1800 Old Bayshore Highway

Burlingame, California 94010 USA

Phone: 1-650-692-9100

Fax: 1-650-692-8016

Sales: 1-650-259-6640

Sales fax: 1-650-692-9861

OUR SPECTACULAR $7M ROOM RENOVATION IS NOW COMPLETE! All 685 guest rooms and 21 suites have been transformed into a contemporary and comfortable design with warm tones and natural light. All guest rooms also feature the new Marriott Revive® bedding with 300-thread-count sheets, down comforters and custom duvet covers, plush mattress toppers, and more, fluffier pillows. The hotel is located just minutes from the San Francisco International Airport, and 15 miles from downtown San Francisco. Our newly renovated rooms, many with magnificent bay views, offer Wired for Business®, providing high speed Internet access. San Francisco's reputation for outstanding dining extends to our own JW's Steakhouse restaurant, which features outstanding cuisine and a comprehensive wine selection from the Napa and Sonoma wine country. A complimentary 24-hour shuttle takes you to and from the San Francisco International Airport as well as the airport BART train station, which provides service to downtown San Francisco.

Hotel Highlights

Michelin Stars: 4 Mobil Travel Guide Stars: 4 Marriott Rewards category: 4 >> High-speed Internet access, business center, Express Check-in/Check-out, concierge services Flexible meeting facilities and services complemented by Marriott's renowned meeting expertise Easy access to major Bay Area freeways and business parks. High-speed Internet access >>

San Francisco - SFO

1-650-821-8211 Hotel Direction: 1 mi S Driving Directions: As you exit SFO International Airport take Highway 101 South towards San Jose. Exit from Highway 101 at first exit, Millbrae Ave. East bound. Follow Millbrae Ave eastbound towards the bay which will end at Old Bayshore Highway. Turn right on Old Bayshore Highway. Hotel is located 1/4 mile down Old Bayshore Highway on the left hand side. Turn Left at Mitten Ave into hotel driveway. Complimentary airport shuttle service available 24 hours a day to/from SFO International Airport. Airport shuttle service, complimentary Bus service, fee: 1 USD (one way) Estimated taxi fare: 7 USD (one way)

Sheraton Gateway Hotel

600 Airport Boulevard

Burlingame, CA 94010

Tel: (650) 340-8500ž

Minutes from San Francisco International Airport and close to San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, our location makes Sheraton Gateway Hotel SFO the choice for business and pleasure.

Travel from San Francisco Airport to the Broadway/Burlingame Exit. Take the second right and travel over the freeway overpass to the other side of the freeway. At the first light turn right and at the next light, turn left onto Airport Boulevard. The hotel will be approximately one mile ahead.

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