San Francisco International Airport

Airport Location

  • 22km (14 miles) from the city.


Qantas Flights

  • Qantas flights QF1 to QF399 operate from the International Terminal A.
  • Qantas codeshare flights operated by Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air (AS) operate from the International Terminal A
  • Qantas codeshare flights operated by American Airlines operate from Terminal 2
  • oneworld carriers British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines operate from the International Terminal A
  • Interline flights with WestJet (WS) operate from the International Terminal A
  • Interline Flights with Virgin America ( VX) operate from Terminal 2

Departure information

Ticket Counter

Located in Aisle 12 of the check-in area in the Main Hall, International Terminal.

Limited e-ticketing facilities are available for same day travel only.

Open from 4.35pm to 7.35pm.

Contact Qantas Reservations on 1800 227 4500 within North America for assistance.


Check-in is open from 4.35pm to 7.35pm and is located in Aisle 12 from the following counters:

Economy - 163 to 165
Premium Economy - 166
Business - 167 to 168

Passengers must check-in at least 3 hours before departure.

Note: For Qantas codeshare flights, check-in with the operating carrier.

Online Check-in is available for Qantas international flights (QF1-199), and other eligible connecting flights operated by oneworld, partner and codeshare airlines. Online Check-in opens 24 hours before your flight departure and closes 2 hours before international flight departures.

Arrival Information

Baggage carousels are located in the Arrivals Hall.

Information monitors display baggage carousel numbers for your flight.

Baggage Services is open from 12pm to 3pm.

Phone: 1-866-767-2247 (24hrs call center).

Transfer between Terminals

You can walk between terminals by following the directional signs.

Alternatively, the AirTrain offers free travel between terminals, Rental Car Centre and Bart.

Lounge Information

  • Air France Lounge located post security International A.

Transport Information

Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately a 30 minute drive from the city.

Visit San Francisco International Airport website for current car parking rates.

Taxis Approximately A$60 to the city.
Buses Airporters are privately operated scheduled bus services that operate between the airport and the Bay Area.

SamTrans Public Bus Service operates regular services between the airport and the city, San Mateo County and Palo Alto.

Visit San Francisco International Airport website for more information on fares and routes available.

Train Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) operates regular services to the city centre, northern San Mateo County, and the East Bay. The airport station is located on the Departures level (level 3) of the International terminal, and is accessible from Terminals 1, 2 and 3 via the AirTrain. Other rail services connect to this line including the CalTrain shuttle service for travel between San Francisco and San Jose.

Fares start at US$8.40 per person one way to the city.

Car rentals Visit our cars section to make a booking.
Limousine Service Limousine transfers are available.

Airport Services & Facilities

Facility Details
Toilets Located throughout the airport.
Disabled toilet facilities are also available.
Baby change rooms Located in Terminals 1 and 3.
Showers Located in the Main Hall of the International terminal.
Post box Located outside all terminals on the Departures level.
Internet Wi-Fi hotspots are available using the T-Mobile HotSpotSM service.
Currency exchange Travelex America, Inc has counters and automated machines located throughout the International Terminal, with the main office in the Main Hall on the Departures level.
Public telephones Located throughout the airport.
ATMs Located throughout the airport.
Tourism information Information boards are located on the Arrivals level of the terminals. A free phone service to participating companies is available.
Baggage Trolleys Located throughout the airport. Cost is US$5 to departing passengers and free to arriving passengers.
Baggage Storage Available from the Airport Travel Agency, located on the Departures level of the International Terminal. Open 7am to 11pm. Cost starts at US$3.
Meet and Assist Passengers requiring assistance can be escorted to the departure gate upon request. Ask a Customer Service Agent for assistance.
Lost property Contact Baggage Services.

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Information is correct as of 01 April 2016.
Times and prices quoted are a guide only.