San Francisco Airport Transfers
Helpful advice from us and our travellers so you can enjoy your experience to the fullest.
How long does it take to get to downtown San Francisco from the airport?
Usually it will take you about 30 minutes under regular traffic periods. Expect heavy traffic during the weekdays, particularly between 7:00 and 9:00 and 16:00 and 18:00. At these times, the drive can take up to 45 minutes.
How big is San Francisco airport?
SFO has four terminals. Terminal 1 is considered the main terminal and Terminal 3 is reserved for international flights. It is a fairly big airport so expect between 30 and 50 minutes to get through customs.
Is SFO open during the night?
The airport is open 24 hours a day, and so are some of its restaurants. In case you need it, you can rent nap rooms per hour.
What is the BART?
The Bay Area Rapid Transit system or BART as it's most commonly known as is San Francisco's main public rail system. While it does include a stop at the airport, it can be increasingly crowded, so it's usually advised against for an Airport transfer.