San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International Airport is an international airport 13 miles (21 km) south of downtown San Francisco, California, United States. It has flights to points throughout North America and is a major gateway to Europe and Asia.. SFO is the largest airport in the San Francisco Bay Area and the second busiest in California, after LAX.

Most international airlines operating at SFO only staff their check-in counters 3-4 hours before departure on the days they are flying. Additionally, some domestic airlines only open their counters 2-3 hours before departure. If you have questions about your booking or your ticket, contact your airline directly. View anticipated service updates.

Book Your Parking at SFO Ahead of Your Stay

Our contactless system means no tickets to pull, no payment machines to visit.  Prepay your parking online to receive your personalized QR code to enter and exit the garage. It only takes a few easy steps. Choose your parking dates and times, then enter your details and payment information to complete your booking. Your booking is flexible: you can change or cancel your booking up to 2 hours before your booked entry time.

You’ll also find valuable offers through our booking system, like this one:

  • Limited Time Offer: Book Long-Term Parking and park in the Domestic Garage for the Long-Term Rate of $18 per day. Walk right to your terminal!

We want to make your SFO experience as productive and hassle-free as possible. That’s why we continue to expand our frequent traveler business products and services.


  • FREE WiFi throughout the terminals and Rental Car Center.
  • Work stations located throughout the terminals provide a comfortable work area where laptops can be charged.
  • Power outlets located throughout the terminals. Check out the Power Bars in the Terminal 2 food court.

Expedited Security


CLEAR offers expedited access to airport security lines in all SFO terminals through a biometric card. Visit for more information on becoming a member.

TSA Pre✓™

Under TSA Pre✓™ U.S. citizens traveling domestically who are select American and United Airlines’ frequent travelers or members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs are now eligible to participate and may receive expedited screening benefits. The TSA Pre✓™ lane is located at Terminal 2 for American passengers and Terminal 3, Checkpoint F-3 for United passengers.

TSA Pre✓™ Application Center

Travelers may now enroll in the TSA Pre✓™ program at SFO. To get started, pre-enroll online and visit SFO’s application center to provide:

  • biographic information (e.g. name, date of birth, address, etc.),
  • fingerprints,
  • valid required identity and citizenship/immigration documentation, and
  • an application fee of $85 for a five-year membership.

Location: International Terminal, pre-security, near the BART station.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Expedited Immigration 

Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Upon arrival in the U.S. from international travel, Global Entry members are able to bypass the traditional CBP inspection lines and use automated kiosks.

Valet Parking

ParkVALET is the ultimate convenience SFO Parking has to offer. Just follow the signs on the Departures Level of the Domestic Terminals roadway–opposite the new control tower–and be greeted by a valet attendant. Then you are on your way, complete with a complimentary copy of the Wall Street Journal.

Airline Lounges

Many of the airlines operating at SFO offer their frequent and premium passengers lounge access. Check with your airline for entry requirements, hours of operation, and services provided.

Shower Facilities

Freshen Up offers travelers the ability to rent a private shower room to tidy up between flights. It is located in the International Terminal Main Hall, near the Security Checkpoint for the G Gates, pre-security. Need soap and shampoo? No problem. Freshen Up also sells travel-size bath and toiletry products.

Business Center

TripTel Business Center in the International Terminal Main Hall has mobile phone rentals, Internet access, fax and copying services. Advanced reservations are recommended for cell phone rentals. TripTel is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information call 650.821.8000 or visit

Travel Services 

The Airport Travel Agency is a full-service travel agency and provides business-center services such as notary, faxing, photocopying and passport photos. Additional services include baggage shipping and baggage wrapping.

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