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Transportation to San Francisco Airport from the City Center

San Francisco Intl Airport

Located 21 km from the city center, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is a major transit center for passengers, particularly those traveling from Asia. San Francisco International is the second busiest airport in California, following Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Every year SFO handles a significant number of both domestic and international flights. There are a variety of transportation alternatives passengers can utilize to get to and from the airport.  

San Francisco International Airport stands out for the comfortable and exceptional services it offers. The airport features services aimed at meeting your every need, from comfortable passenger lounges, to restaurants that offer a wide variety of cuisines and a vibrant array of stores where you can go shopping.

San Francisco International Airport is accessible by taxi, bus, train, rental car, and personal car as the airport contains parking lots that offer short-term and long-term parking options.

Train

There are two rail systems that you can use to get to San Francisco International Airport from the city center. The first is the rapid-rail system, the BART. The BART starts running in the early hours of the morning, providing easy and fast transportation between SFO and the northern and southern parts of the city.

The other rail system that you can use to get to SFO is the CalTrain. This train departs on the hour, every hour, every day of the week, until 10 pm. This train provides transportation between San Francisco and San Jose and SFO.

Taxi

One of the most convenient and fastest transportation alternatives to get to SFO from the city center is by taxi. Taxi fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled. A taxi from downtown San Francisco can cost between 42 and 62 dollars and takes about 20 minutes. For more information on taxi companies and their contact information please visit San Francisco International Airport’s website.

Bus

SamTrans buses provide transportation between the San Francisco city center and the airport. These public buses are operated by San Mateo County and run between San Mateo, various parts of San Francisco and San Francisco International Airport. SamTrans lines KX, 292, 397, and 398 run directly to the airport terminals. Buses stop at the arrivals and baggage claim level of Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 and at Level 1 of the International Terminal.

Rental Car

Renting a car is another transportation alternative to get to the airport. There are many rental car companies located in the city. You can drop off your rental vehicle at the Rental Car Center before your departure. From the Rental Car Center the AirTrain Blue Line provides access to the airport terminals and it operates 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Alamo, Dollar, Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, National, Budget, Fox and Thrifty.

Bike

San Francisco International Airport contains bike assembly stations and parking areas for those who want to access the airport by bike. The BART and SamTrans rapid rail systems provide passengers with bike/transit options and the airport features marked bicycle routes. Bike lovers can easily access the airport by bicycle.   

Airport Information

San Francisco International Airport is located 21 km from the city center. The airport covers an expansive area and operates domestic and international flights out of 4 terminals, Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3, and the International Terminal. The AirTrain automated system provides free transportation between each terminal, as well as the Rental Car Center and BART station. The AirTrain Red Line links all terminals, terminal garages and the BART Station. The AirTrain Blue Line links the Rental Car Center with all terminals, terminal garages, and the BART Station. SFO also contains a variety of services and amenities to meet passengers’ pre-flight and post-flight needs.

The airport features health services in the terminals, rental car offices, banks, a lost and found, wireless internet, charging stations, clothing stores where you can go shopping, restaurants and cafes, the Aviation Museum & Library, rotating exhibitions, spa services, children’s play areas, free yoga rooms, a market, and much more. 

Last Updated: December 02, 2016

Transportation to Los Angeles City Center from Airport

Citicorp Airport

Los Angeles International Airport is located 24 km from the city center. There are a variety of transportation alternatives to get to the city center and its surrounding areas from the airport, including buses, trains, taxis, and rental cars. The LAX Shuttle buses provide transportation between terminals. These shuttle buses also provide service to public transportation stops near the airport like trains and buses.

LAX Shuttle

The LAX Shuttle buses are free and accessible in front of each terminal at the airport. There are three LAX Shuttle bus lines. The “A” Shuttle operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and runs every 10 minutes, departing from in front of the terminals and providing transportation between the airport’s nine terminals. The “C” Shuttle provides transportation between the terminals and Parking Lot C. Parking Lot C is also the LAX City Bus Center bus stop. The “G” Shuttle provides transportation between the terminals and the Metro Green Line Aviation Station. So if you want to take the bus or metro the shuttle buses that depart in front of the terminals provide free transportation to the closest metro or bus stop.

Metro

The Los Angeles Metro Network consists of trains that travel both aboveground and underground. The Metro Green Line passes by the Aviation/LAX Station, which is in very close proximity to the airport. You can access this station by using the “G” LAX Shuttle bus, which departs in front of the airport terminals.

The Metro Green Line operates between Norwalk and Redondo Beach. It doesn’t go to the city center. However, you can transfer to other metro lines from the Green Line depending on where in the city you are going to go. For example, to get to Union Station you have to switch lines twice. You might prefer to take the metro since it avoids traffic and is an affordable transportation option.

In addition, depending on your final destination in the city, the metro might be the best method of transportation. We recommend taking a look at the map of the metro lines and routes on the internet or at the airport.

To take the metro in Los Angeles you need to purchase a TAP card. The TAP card is an electronic ticket used for fare payment. According to your travel needs you can purchase monthly, weekly, and daily TAP cards.  

Bus

LAX Shuttle “C” departs from in front of the terminals everyday day of the year and provides free transportation to Parking Lot C. From Parking Lot C the LAX City Bus Center is a short walk away. There are many buses that depart from this bus stop and go to many different parts of the city.

You can take the Big Blue Bus R3 line to get to Santa Monica, the Culver City Bus R6 line to get to Westwood, the LADOT Commuter Express 574 line to get to Slymar Metrolink Station, or travel in the opposite direction to El Segundo, or take the LADOT 438 line to Redondo Beach. To get to Torrance you can take the Torrance Transit T8 bus.

Airport Shuttle Buses

Every day of the week the FlyAway buses depart from in front of the terminals every 30 minutes and provide transportation to the city center or other places in Los Angeles. Follow the FlyAway signs at the airport, which will lead you to the FlyAway bus stop in front of the terminal where you can easily access the bus. The FlyAway airport shuttle service is the most practical and most widely used way to get to your destination in the city. These shuttle buses go to Union Station, Van Nuys in San Fernando Valley, Westwood, Santa Monica, and Hollywood. You can find out which bus goes to which destination by checking the signs on the bus. FlyAway buses feature a sign for which location it serves. These buses offer non-stop transportation to these destinations.

Under normal conditions the bus to the center of Los Angeles from the airport takes about 35-40 minutes. However this can vary depending on the traffic conditions. Ticket prices are a bit more expensive than other public transportation alternatives but they are quite reasonable considering the fact that these buses provide practical and non-stop services. Those who wish can buy round-trip tickets, which are valid for 30 days. You can purchase tickets from the self-service ticket machines or pay with a credit card on the bus. Let us remind you that you cannot purchase a ticket with cash on the bus.  

Taxi

Taxis are available at the front of the arrivals hall of each terminal. If you follow the yellow taxi signs you can easily find the cab stop. Taxis are a bit costly but they are a comfortable method of transportation since they take you directly to where you need to go. As it is in many cities, if you are going to take a cab we recommend taking an official airport taxi.

Rental Car

Renting a car at Los Angeles International Airport is another convenient way to get to the city center. There are various rental car companies located in Parking Lot C, such as Dollar, Fox, Hertz, National Car Rental, Alamo, Avis, Advantage, Payless, Thrifty, and Budget. You can get to Parking Lot C by taking LAX Shuttle “C”. If you call head of time some rental car companies will send a vehicle and drive you to this parking lot for free. Renting a car is always a good choice for a more flexible travel itinerary. Los Angeles is a city that was made for driving, the roads are wide and parking is easy and convenient, so renting a car is a great option.

Airport Information

Los Angeles International Airport, also referred to as LAX, is the 7th busiest airport in the world and the largest and busiest airport in not only the Greater Los Angeles Area but in all of California. It is an extremely modern and organized airport that handles a significant portion of international flights in Southern California. There are 9 terminals at the airport. 8 of those 9 terminals are numbered, such as Terminal 1, Terminal 2, etc. The international terminal at LAX is the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The Tom Bradley International Terminal operates a large number of international flights.

Los Angeles International Airport offers a wide variety of venues when it comes to eating and drinking and shopping. If you are flying out of Tom Bradley International Terminal and want to grab a bite to eat you can dine at places like the Daily Grill, El Paseo, McDonald’s, Marina Bar, Sushi Boy, Starbucks, Pinkberry, 800 Degrees Pizza, and more.

This terminal also has many boutiques such as Burberry, DFS Duty Free, Gucci, Hermes, Michael Kors, Emporio Armani, and Victoria’s Secret. The terminal also contains many Duty Free shops. The Tom Bradley International Terminal is the terminal that features the widest variety of restaurants, cafes, bars, and stores.

It is also the terminal that contains the most lounges. Some of the lounges located in the terminal include the Star Alliance Lounge, Sky Team Alliance Lounge, Oneworld Alliance Lounge, ElAl King David Lounge and Relax Lounge. If you want to use the internet at the airport you can do so for a certain fee. You can connect for an unlimited daily or unlimited monthly fee or hourly fee.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

Los Angeles Intl Airport

Los Angeles International Airport is located 24 km from the city center. There are a variety of transportation alternatives to get to the city center and its surrounding areas from the airport, including buses, trains, taxis, and rental cars. The LAX Shuttle buses provide transportation between terminals. These shuttle buses also provide service to public transportation stops near the airport like trains and buses.

LAX Shuttle

The LAX Shuttle buses are free and accessible in front of each terminal at the airport. There are three LAX Shuttle bus lines. The “A” Shuttle operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and runs every 10 minutes, departing from in front of the terminals and providing transportation between the airport’s nine terminals. The “C” Shuttle provides transportation between the terminals and Parking Lot C. Parking Lot C is also the LAX City Bus Center bus stop. The “G” Shuttle provides transportation between the terminals and the Metro Green Line Aviation Station. So if you want to take the bus or metro the shuttle buses that depart in front of the terminals provide free transportation to the closest metro or bus stop.

Metro

The Los Angeles Metro Network consists of trains that travel both aboveground and underground. The Metro Green Line passes by the Aviation/LAX Station, which is in very close proximity to the airport. You can access this station by using the “G” LAX Shuttle bus, which departs in front of the airport terminals.

The Metro Green Line operates between Norwalk and Redondo Beach. It doesn’t go to the city center. However, you can transfer to other metro lines from the Green Line depending on where in the city you are going to go. For example, to get to Union Station you have to switch lines twice. You might prefer to take the metro since it avoids traffic and is an affordable transportation option.

In addition, depending on your final destination in the city, the metro might be the best method of transportation. We recommend taking a look at the map of the metro lines and routes on the internet or at the airport.

To take the metro in Los Angeles you need to purchase a TAP card. The TAP card is an electronic ticket used for fare payment. According to your travel needs you can purchase monthly, weekly, and daily TAP cards.  

Bus

LAX Shuttle “C” departs from in front of the terminals everyday day of the year and provides free transportation to Parking Lot C. From Parking Lot C the LAX City Bus Center is a short walk away. There are many buses that depart from this bus stop and go to many different parts of the city.

You can take the Big Blue Bus R3 line to get to Santa Monica, the Culver City Bus R6 line to get to Westwood, the LADOT Commuter Express 574 line to get to Slymar Metrolink Station, or travel in the opposite direction to El Segundo, or take the LADOT 438 line to Redondo Beach. To get to Torrance you can take the Torrance Transit T8 bus.

Airport Shuttle Buses

Every day of the week the FlyAway buses depart from in front of the terminals every 30 minutes and provide transportation to the city center or other places in Los Angeles. Follow the FlyAway signs at the airport, which will lead you to the FlyAway bus stop in front of the terminal where you can easily access the bus. The FlyAway airport shuttle service is the most practical and most widely used way to get to your destination in the city. These shuttle buses go to Union Station, Van Nuys in San Fernando Valley, Westwood, Santa Monica, and Hollywood. You can find out which bus goes to which destination by checking the signs on the bus. FlyAway buses feature a sign for which location it serves. These buses offer non-stop transportation to these destinations.

Under normal conditions the bus to the center of Los Angeles from the airport takes about 35-40 minutes. However this can vary depending on the traffic conditions. Ticket prices are a bit more expensive than other public transportation alternatives but they are quite reasonable considering the fact that these buses provide practical and non-stop services. Those who wish can buy round-trip tickets, which are valid for 30 days. You can purchase tickets from the self-service ticket machines or pay with a credit card on the bus. Let us remind you that you cannot purchase a ticket with cash on the bus.  

Taxi

Taxis are available at the front of the arrivals hall of each terminal. If you follow the yellow taxi signs you can easily find the cab stop. Taxis are a bit costly but they are a comfortable method of transportation since they take you directly to where you need to go. As it is in many cities, if you are going to take a cab we recommend taking an official airport taxi.

Rental Car

Renting a car at Los Angeles International Airport is another convenient way to get to the city center. There are various rental car companies located in Parking Lot C, such as Dollar, Fox, Hertz, National Car Rental, Alamo, Avis, Advantage, Payless, Thrifty, and Budget. You can get to Parking Lot C by taking LAX Shuttle “C”. If you call head of time some rental car companies will send a vehicle and drive you to this parking lot for free. Renting a car is always a good choice for a more flexible travel itinerary. Los Angeles is a city that was made for driving, the roads are wide and parking is easy and convenient, so renting a car is a great option.

Last Updated: November 23, 2016
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