There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Chinatown by subway, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

BART  •  30 min

  1. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport to Montgomery St. Antioch - SFIA/Millbrae

$6 - $9

Cheapest option

Line 398 bus  •  46 min

  1. Take the line 398 bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Mission St & 5th St 398

$2 - $4

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Chinatown 14.6 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Chinatown 14.6 miles

$1 - $3

Towncar  •  17 min

  1. Take a town car from San Francisco Airport to Chinatown 14.6 miles

$90 - $130

Shuttle  •  17 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco Airport to Chinatown

$35 - $50

Uber  •  17 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Chinatown 14.6 miles

$24 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Chinatown is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Chinatown is to taxi which costs $80 - $100 and takes 17 min.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Chinatown is 13 miles. The road distance is 14.6 miles.

Get driving directions

The BART from San Francisco International Airport to Montgomery St. takes 30 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level and arriving at Mission St & 5th St. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 46 min.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Chinatown.
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  • Distance: 12.6 miles
  • Duration: 30 min

What companies run services between San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA and Chinatown, CA, USA?

SamTrans operates a bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Chinatown hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 46 min.

Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport to Montgomery St.
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Mission St & 5th St
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Chinatown
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$24 - $35
UberX
$24 - $35
WAV
$24 - $35
UberXL
$35 - $45
Select
$45 - $65
Black
$65 - $85
Black SUV
$70 - $95
Taxi from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Chinatown
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from San Francisco Airport to Chinatown
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Shuttle from San Francisco Airport to Chinatown
Estimated price
$35 - $50

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