San Francisco International Airport is located 22km (14 miles) south of San Francisco.
Dialling Code: +1
Telephone: 1 800 435 9736 or (650) 821 8211.
How to get there
From central San Francisco, take Highway 101 south and follow signs to the airport. For access to the car hire centre, turn left onto Interstate 380 and turn right onto South Airport Boulevard. For access to the long-term car park, take Highway 101 south, exit at San Bruno Avenue/San Francisco International Airport, take the San Bruno Avenue exit, turn left and follow the signs.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) (tel: (650) 992 2278; www.bart.gov) operates an express rail service to northern San Mateo County, central San Francisco (journey time: 30 minutes; fare: US$8.25) and the East Bay. BART services also connect to Millbrae Station, from where a Caltrain (tel: 1 800 660 4287; www.caltrain.com) shuttle service runs between San Francisco and San José. Services are available from the SFO BART station on the departures level of the International Terminal. The station is linked to all terminals via the free AirTrain service.
SamTrans (tel: 1 800 660 4287; www.samtrans.com) buses operate from outside Terminal 1 and the International Terminal to destinations in San Mateo County, South San Francisco and Palo Alto. For further ground transportation information, visit the airport information booths or contact the Bay Area Transit information line (tel: 511; transit.511.org).
Shared minibus shuttles are available from outside the terminals. Fares to central San Francisco are US$16-18, depending on the operator. A full list of shuttle companies is available on the airport website.
Taxis depart from outside the arrival areas of each terminal. On arrival, contact the uniformed taxi co-ordinator or call 1191 from an airport courtesy phone. Taxi drivers are required under airport regulations to accept fares to all destinations. The taxi fare to central San Francisco is around US$45.
Short-term (hourly and daily) car parking, with direct access to the terminals, is available at both the domestic and international car parks (passengers flying to Canada should use the domestic terminal’s parking garage). Long-term parking is located 3.5km (2 miles) north of the airport terminals – a free shuttle bus service links this area to the terminals. There is also a ‘cell phone waiting lot’ for drivers awaiting arriving passengers and valet parking in the domestic car park. Further parking information is available (tel: (650) 821 7900).
Lufthansa at the airport
At the airport
A Lufthansa information desk is located in terminal I.
For more information about Lufthansa at the airport, visit http://www.LH.com/At-the-airport
You can relax, take forty winks or get down to some work before your next flight in the Lufthansa and Star Alliance partner lounges at all major international airports.
To the loungefinder