San Francisco Airport Reviews
San Francisco Airport Reviews
San Francisco International Airport (IATA: SFO, ICAO: KSFO, FAA LID: SFO) is an international airport located 13 miles (21 km) south of downtown San Francisco, California, near Millbrae and San Bruno in unincorporated San Mateo County. It has flights to points throughout North America and is a major gateway to Europe and Asia.
SFO or San Francisco Airport is the largest airport in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the second busiest in California, after Los Angeles International Airport. In 2009 it was the tenth busiest in the United States and the twentieth largest airport in the world by passenger count. It is the fifth largest hub of United Airlines. It also serves as Virgin America’s principal base of operations. It is the sole maintenance hub of United Airlines, and houses the Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum.
San Francisco Airport is owned and policed by the City and County of San Francisco, but is located in and entirely surrounded by adjacent San Mateo County. Between 1999 and 2004, the San Francisco Airport Commission operated city-owned SFO Enterprises, Inc., to oversee its business purchases and operations of ventures such as operating Honduran airports.
Aquarium: Location: Terminal 1, landside, Departures/Ticketing level near the entrance to Gates 40-48. Hours: open 24 hours.
Art at SFO – The airport has permanent and rotating art exhibitions throughout the terminals.
Aviation Museum – Location: International Terminal, Main Hall, Landside. Hours: 10:30am – 4:30pm.
ATMs / Cash Machines – Locations: throughout the terminal (landside and airside)
Car Rentals – Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Fox • Hertz • National • Thrifty. Location: Rental Car Center, take the AirTrain (blue line). Hours: open 24 hours.
Charging Stations: Rapidly charges your iPods, cell and smart phones. Fee: yes
Terminal 1, Boarding Area B near Gate 23
Terminal 3, Boarding Area E near Gate 61
Terminal 3, Boarding Area F near Gate 87
Children’s Play Area – You can keep your small children entertained at the SFO Kid’s Spot, an interactive exploration area featuring weather related exhibits from the Exploratorium of San Francisco, as well as a crawling apparatus. Locations: Terminal 2 (Boarding Area D near Gates 54A and 58B, post-security ) • Terminal 3 (Airside, Boarding area F near Gate 87A).
Currency Exchange – Travelex America has several currency exchange offices throughout the International Terminal and one office in Terminal 3 (Boarding Area F, near Gate 71, Airside).
Food / Restaurants – At the time of this update there were no 24-hour food or beverage concessions.
Hydration Stations – SFO has water bottle refills available at these airside locations: International Terminal (Boarding Area A, near Gate A1) • Terminal 2 (Boarding Area D, near Gates 51 and 58) • Terminal 3 (Boarding Area F, near the entrance to Gates 80-90).
Information Desk – Locations: throughout the terminals.
Luggage Storage / Lockers – Available at the Airport Travel Agency. Rates vary according to size. Location:
International Terminal – landside, Main Hall. Hours: 7:00am – 11:00pm
Movie and Portable Entertainment rentals – InMotion Entertainment offers electronics, accessories, movie and game rentals for your trip or extended stay at the airport. There are 3 locations:
International Terminal – landside, Main Hall. Hours: 8:00am – 12:00am
Terminal 3 – airside, Boarding area F near Gate 71. Hours: 6:00am – 8:00pm
Terminal 3 – airside, Boarding area F at entrance to Gates 80-90 Located airside Concourse C. Hours: 6am-11pm
Museum – There are 40 exhibitions showcasing cultural, art , historical and scientific topics. Location: Landside and Airside. Hours: open 24 hours.
Reading Room – The Christian Science Reading Room offers a quiet room to read, meditate and relax. Location: Terminal 1, near the entrance to Gates 40-48, Landside. Hours: 8am – 10pm.
Reflection Room – The Berman Reflection Room offers a “quiet self-reflection and meditation”. Location: International Terminal, Main Hall, Landside. Hours: 7am – 11pm.
Self Guided Tours – There are three self-guided tours available at SFO. Children who complete the route can receive a prize from the Information Deck upon completion (Hours: 8am – 8pm). Check out the routes: Terminal 1 • Terminal 2 • Terminal 3
Showers – Location: Freshen’ Up International Terminal – landside, level G, Main Hall. Hours: 7:00am – 11:00pm. Fee: $15 for the Deluxe Shower (30 minute shower + 15 minute massage chair with towel, soap, shampoo, lotion, shower shoes, and a hairdryer if required) / $ 8 for the Standard Shower (20 minute shower with soap and towel provided).
Spa – XpresSpa offers spa services including massages, manicures, pedicures, facials and waxing. Two locations:
International Terminal – airside, Boarding Area G near Gate 100. Hours: 7:00am – 11:00pm
Terminal 3 – airside, Boarding Area F near Gate 68. Hours: 8:00am – 11:00pm
Yoga Room – In January 2012, the airport opened the first of its kind Yoga Room. Mats are available. Location: Terminal 2, airside, adjacent to the Recompose Area.
Internet – Free WiFi is available at the San Francisco Airport. Connect to the “sfo free wifi” network.
Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours
San Francisco Airport Map
San Francisco Airport Weather Forecast
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