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San Francisco Airport (SFO)

One of the busiest airports of the US, San Francisco International Airport handles more than 40 million passengers every year. A popular destination among travelers to pick-up rental cars, SFO remains a perfect starting point to begin your expedition to nearby cities of Sacramento and San Jose. An international airport, SFO has all key terminal facilities and services for passengers arriving and departing, such as:

  • Passengers arriving can indulge in some souvenir shopping at the Gift Shops.
  • The Currency Exchange and ATMs allow swift access to urgent need of cash.
  • Postal Services like Federal Express are accessible for any Parcel/Postal dispatch.
  • All the terminals at SFO airport have round the clock Free WiFi access.
  • Workstations areas with laptop charging ports can easily be found at different corner of terminals.
    San Francisco International Airport San Francisco, CA 94128-8097
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Guide to SFO Airport Terminal Facilities

Shopping at San Francisco Airport

Terminal 1 has 5 shops and they are located in the terminal’s boarding areas B and C.

City by the Bay (Post-Security)

The best place in T1 if you want to buy clothes, souvenirs, gifts, or snacks

Discover/Hudson News (Post-Security)

Its T1’s only shop where you can buy stuff that reflects the region’s culture, history, art & attractions.

Hudson News (Post-Security)

Besides newspapers, here you can buy magazines, souvenirs as well as books

Simply Gourmet LOCAL (Pre-Security)

Besides its unique list of gifts, it is also popular for the Californian food and candies.

Zoom Travel Stores (Post-Security)

It has various 24-hour stores which offer convenience and travel products.

Shops in Terminal 2 are located in Retail Street. These 5 best describe the available variety.

Compass Books (Post-Security)

In T2 it is the place for you if you want to buy books, newspapers or magazines

Greetings from San Francisco (Post-Security)

It is one of the shops in SFO where you can buy gifts, clothes, souvenirs, & accessories

InMotion Entertainment (Post-Security)

It is the place for you if you want to buy Technology products

Kiehl's (Post-Security)

In T2, it is the only shop that sells Skin and hair care products

M. Fredric (Post-Security)

Specifically for women, it offers a variety of clothes, shoes, &accessories

Terminal 3 has 29 shops; these 5, best describe the available variety.

100% Pure (Post-Security)

It is the best place if you want to buy cosmetics for hair and body products

Bay Area Club House (Post-Security)

Pro sports apparel, headwear, and souvenirs

Boucle (Post-Security)

This place brings handmade jewelry and timepieces crafted by local artists.

CNBC Smartshop (Post-Security)

All in one, it is great for purchases like books, magazines, souvenirs as well as snacks, &beverages.

Ghirardelli LOCAL (Post-Security)

If you want to taste Premium chocolates and gifts, it is the place for you.

International terminal has 37 shops; these 5, best describe the available variety.

Brookstone (Post-Security)

Here you can buy gadgets under health, home, office &travel categories

Burberry (Post-Security)

Here travelers can buy duty-free accessories for men and women besides other products.

Coach (Post-Security)

Another great place to shop for accessories & handbags!

DFS Duty-Free Galleria (Post-Security)

Cosmetics, liquor, or designer products, duty-free offers you a great range of products.

Facetime (Post-Security)

Travelers can buy here some finest watches, sunglasses and other fashion accessories

Dining at San Francisco Airport

Terminal 1 has 8 restaurants; these 5, best describe the available variety.

Dogpatch Bakehouse & Caffè NEW (Post-Security)

This is the place where you can eat anything from salads to sandwiches, and pastries.

Go Bistro

It is bar cum Asian food joint which offers breakfast, salads and main course

Green Beans Coffee ( Pre-Security)

Great place for coffee lovers- offers various espresso drinks, plus bagels and sandwiches

Max's Eatz and Fresh Bakery (Post-Security)

Here travelers can try sandwiches, main course, barbeque and sweet course.

Peet's Coffee & Tea (Post-Security)

Popular for tea and coffee, it also offers pastries and sandwiches.

Terminal 2 has 11 restaurants; these 5 restaurants, best describe the available variety.

Andalé Mexican Restaurant ( Post-Security )

It offers freshly-made main course with wine and beer; it also has a full bar

Burger Joint (Post-Security)

Offers fast food like Niman Ranch, veg, and chicken burgers, plus hot dogs

Cat Cora (Post-Security)

It has a full bar where travelers can enjoy a diverse menu of cocktails, wine, and beers.

Lark Creek Grill ( Post-Security)

It is a restaurant which offers steak, seafood, and breakfast; it also has a bar.

Napa Farms Market

It is bakery which offers desserts, coffee, and various other food products

Terminal 3 has 24 restaurants; ; these 5, best describe the available variety.

Boudin's Bakery and Café (Post-Security)

It is most popular for its sourdough bread, soup, salads, and sandwiches.

Buena Vista Café (Post-Security)

It offers Irish coffee and American cuisine.

Burger King (Post-Security)

It is a famous fast food joint where travelers can eat burgers, french fries, as well as beer, and wine

Emporio Rulli Gran Caffe (Post-Security)

It offers all things Italian; has a dining bar, and offers, soups, pastries, and coffee

Fraîche (Post-Security)

Yogurt, yogurt, and yogurt. Here you can taste, fresh as well as frozen yogurt!

It has 20 restaurants; these 5, best describe the available variety.

24th & Mission Taco House (Pre-Security)

Offers freshly prepared Mexican food with beer & wine

Amoura Café (Post-Security)

Offers Mediterranean food; sandwiches, salads, and breakfast

Bun Mee (Post-Security)

It offers Vietnamese cuisine including spring rolls of shrimps and Bhan Mi sandwiches.

Firewood (Post-Security)

It is best if you want to taste Beverages, and a great assortment of pastries, desserts, &sandwiches

Firewood Grill (Post-Security)

It offers Grilled Panini sandwiches and salads; it has a full bar

Lounges at San Francisco Airport

Delta Sky Club (Post-Security. Level 2 - Terminal 1)

Delta, Alaska

AA Admirals Club (Level 2, Post-Security - Terminal 2)

Alaska, American

American Express - The Centurion Lounge (Level 2, Post-Security)

only for American Express®Card Members

United Club (Post-Security)

United (Domestic)

United Club (Post-Security)

United (Domestic)

United Club (Post-Security)

United (Domestic)

Air France - KLM Lounge (Post-Security)

AeroMexico, KLM, Qantas, Air France

British Airways Terraces Lounge (Post-Security)

British Airways, Korean Air

Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge (Post-Security, Level 4)

Alaska, Etihad Airways, and Cathay Pacific

China Airlines Dynasty Lounge (Post-Security, Level 4)

China and Asiana

Emirates Lounge (Post-Security, Level 3)


Let's Start Exploring San Francisco

A fairly large place, San Francisco offers plenty of things to do and large number of attractions to explore. Using a rental car from SFO undeniably gives you the easiest way to move around from one location to another. From picturesque landscapes to iconic architectural marvels, you will find all in and around SF. Take a look at most popular attractions of San Francisco.

China Town

China Town

Union Square

Union Square

Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf

Looking for a Great Adventure Outside San Francisco?

Whether you are looking forward to a leisurely stroll on a beach, some relaxing time in the woods, enjoy adventurous hiking, kayaking or wine-tasting, ample opportunities galore as you look beyond the boundaries of San Francisco. Crank the engine of your SFO car hire and drive right away to any of the following most sought-after road trips originating from San Francisco.

San Francisco to Big Sur

Approx. 140 miles (via US-101 S; Famous for: Scenic Coastline)

San Francisco to Lake Tahoe

Approx. 194 miles (via I-80 E and US-50 E; Famous for: Emerald Bay)

San Francisco to Anderson Valley

Approx. 115 miles ( via US-101 N; Famous for: Vineyards )

San Francisco to Grass Valley

Approx. 143 miles (via I-80 E; Famous for: Empire Mine State Historic Park)

San Francisco to Sacramento

Approx. 88 miles (via I-80 E; Famous for: State Capitol, California Railroad Museum )

San Francisco to San Jose

Approx. 48 miles (via US-101 S; Famous for: Museums, Winchester Mystery House)

Wait! Before You Go Just Keep These SFO Rental Car Tips in Mind:

  • Traffic moves on the right hand side of the road in the US. Speed as well as distances are measured in miles. All major freeways across California observe speed limit of 65mph.
  • San Francisco Airport is located about 13 miles south of Downtown San Francisco. Choose Bayshore Freeway from SFO if you want to directly enter into city.
  • Francisco experiences relatively warmer season staring from September until October. Don't forget to hire an air-conditioned car if you happen to plan a visit during that time.
  • GPS is essentially required, in particular for business travelers, and in general for leisure tourists. Besides advising you on shortest routes, a GPS navigation system provides real-time traffic updates.

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