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There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by subway, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Recommended option

BART  •  29 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center / UN Plaza to San Francisco International Airport Yellow-S / ...

$8 - $10

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Line 292 bus  •  50 min

  1. Take the line 292 bus from 10th St & Howard St to SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level 292 / ...

$5

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport (SFO) 12.9 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport (SFO) 12.9 miles

$1 - $2

Shuttle  •  16 min

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

$60 - $90

Towncar  •  16 min

  1. Take a town car from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport 12.9 miles

$90 - $130

San Francisco to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by subway

The subway journey time between San Francisco and San Francisco Airport (SFO) is around 30 min and covers a distance of around 15 miles. The fastest subway normally takes 28 min. Operated by BART, the San Francisco to San Francisco Airport (SFO) subway service departs from Civic Center / UN Plaza and arrives in San Francisco International Airport. Typically 360 subways run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Subway route overview

Average subway time:
30 min
Fastest subway time:
28 min
Subway distance:
15 miles
Subways per week:
360
Cheapest price:
$8
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last subways

First subway departs at:
05:41
Last subway departs at:
23:33

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

San Francisco to San Francisco Airport (SFO) subway schedules

San Francisco → San Francisco Airport (SFO)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in San Francisco Airport (SFO) is recommended.

The social distance requirement in San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to taxi which costs $75 - $95 and takes 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 10th St & Howard St and arriving at SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Civic Center / UN Plaza and arriving at San Francisco International Airport. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 29 min.

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It is 11 miles from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport (SFO). It is approximately 12.9 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport (SFO) without a car is to BART which takes 29 min and costs $8 - $10.

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The BART from Civic Center / UN Plaza to San Francisco International Airport takes 29 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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San Francisco to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from 10th St & Howard St station.

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San Francisco to San Francisco Airport (SFO) train services, operated by BART, depart from Civic Center / UN Plaza station.

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San Francisco to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport (SFO).
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  • Distance: 11.2 miles
  • Duration: 29 min

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

BART operates a vehicle from Civic Center / UN Plaza to San Francisco International Airport every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $10 and the journey takes 29 min. Alternatively, SamTrans operates a bus from 10th St & Howard St to SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $5 and the journey takes 50 min.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center / UN Plaza to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from 10th St & Howard St to SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Shuttles by Jayride

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

Contact Details
Shuttle from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Other operators
Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

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Towncar from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Private
$90 - $130
Taxi from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport (SFO)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com

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San Francisco to San Francisco Airport (SFO) train services, operated by BART, arrive at San Francisco International Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 13 miles. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport (SFO).

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