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San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the “gateway to the Pacific,” is a world-class airport serving tens of millions of domestic and international passengers annually. One of the world’s 30 busiest airports, SFO is committed to setting the standard for our industry. This includes being a leader in safety and security, customer service and satisfaction, community relations, environmental commitment, quality of facilities, and financial and economic vitality. SFO was the first major U.S. airport to achieve 100 percent fully automated and integrated baggage screening. Today, efficient operations ensure our passenger screening wait times are among the shortest in the nation.

Transfer Between Terminals
The 24-hour AirTrain light rail service links the International Terminal with the other terminals, parking garages, the Airport BART station and the car hire centre.

Car parking
San Francisco International Airport offers facilities for short-term, long-term, and valet parking. Spaces are reserved for disabled drivers and passengers. The AirTrain links the short-term garages to the terminals. A shuttle bus service links the long-term lots to the terminals.

Meeting arrival passengers
Due to security restrictions, arriving passengers may not be met at the gate. Additionally, vehicles are not allowed to wait at the curb. Drivers waiting to meet passengers at the curb may circle the terminals or park in the Cell Phone Waiting Lot.
It is suggested that parties determine a meeting point before proceeding to the airport.
Suggested Meeting Points

Terminal 1:
Seating areas are located near the exits of Boarding Areas B (Gates 20-36) and C (Gates 40-48), Departures/Ticketing Level.

Terminal 3: Passengers arriving at Boarding Area E (Gates 60-67) may be met at the signed “Meeting Point” located on the Departures/ Ticketing Level, near the Boarding Area E exit. Passengers arriving at Boarding Area F (Gates 68-90) may be met at the signed "Meeting Point" located on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level, between Baggage Carousels 3 and 4.

International Terminal: International passengers may be met at the US Customs and Immigration exit, Arrivals Level Lobby, International Terminal. There is a signed Meeting Point in the lobby area.

JetBlue, Virgin America and WestJet passengers may be met at the exit to Gates A1 to A12, International Terminal Main Hall.

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