San Francisco Airport Guide to San Francisco Airport (SFO)

SFO International Terminal

San Francisco Airport International Terminal processes outbound and inbound flights to SFO Airport. The International Terminal in SFO is also called I, T-I, INTL. 

SFO International Terminal hosts both boarding areas A and G. It shares ticketing facilities with some domestic carriers.

Possess the title as the largest international terminal in North America.

Connections

This terminal also houses the BART station, which is located adjacent to the garage in the way to the boarding area G.

Transfer between terminals

See here related information about the Air Train and further transport methods between terminals in SFO Airport.

Levels

SFO Airport International Terminal consists of: 

  • International Main Hall: Find this facility on the ground level along with the check-in facilities. Amenities included: Food court, security checks and boarding areas distributed from east (boarding areas A) to west (boarding areas G).
  • International A boarding area: Boarding A areas are located east of the main hall. In this section there are available Gates A1-12. To board them, please take the elevator to level 4.
  • International G boarding area: Boarding G areas are located west of the main hall. Find here Gates G91-102. This section is split into two levels: On the upper level, find the food court and shopping concessions, on the lower level, find the boarding gates. Other available services: Spa facilities, storage, showers, cell phone rentals, business services, medical clinic, baggage wrapping.

Airlines

See attached the available airlines at the International Terminal

Services

The services described below are available at San Francisco Airport Terminal:

  • ATMs
  • Animal relief area
  • Baggage assistance
  • Baggage wrapping
  • Business center
  • Cell phone rentals
  • Family restrooms
  • CEAR
  • Currency exchange
  • Customs clearance
  • Global entry
  • Public phones
  • Hydration stations
  • Information booths
  • Lost and found
  • Baggage carts
  • Mailboxes
  • Medical clinic
  • Nurseries
  • Shoeshine
  • Showers
  • Storage
  • Workstation
  • TTY
  • Wheelchair renting service
  • Free Wi-Fi internet connection

For further services, please check Services section.

Airport lounges

Find the following lounges in San Francisco Airport International Terminal:

  • Air France – KLM Lounge: Location: Boarding Area A, level 3, post-security. Opening hours: Daily, from 06:45 am to 00:15 am.
  • British Airways Lounge: Location: Boarding Area A, close to Gates A4 and A6, post-security. Opening hours: Daily, until 00:30 am.
  • Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge: Location: Boarding Area A, level 4. Opening hours: Open 4 hours prior to flight departure.
  • China Airlines’ Lounge: Location: Boarding Area A, level 4, post-security. Opening hours: Daily, from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm to 00:00 am (winter), Daily, from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm – 10:00 pm to 01:00 am (summer).
  • Emirates Lounge: Location: Boarding Area A, close to Gates A3 and A5, level 3, post-security.
  • Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge: Location: Boarding Area A, level 4.
  • Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Lounge: Location: Boarding Area A, level 4, post-security.
  • United Arrivals Lounge: Location: International Terminal. Opening hours: Daily, from 06:00 am to 12:30 pm.
  • United Global First Lounge: Location: Boarding Area G, between gates G98 and G100, level 3, post-security. Opening hours: Daily, from 05:00 am to 01:00 am.
  • United Polaris Lounge (International): Location: Boarding Area G, level 3, post-security. Opening hours: Daily, from 05:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • Virgin Atlantic Club House Lounge: Location: Boarding Area A, level 5, pre-security.

Purchase your ticket here.

Attractions

Among the services and amenities offered in the International Terminal of SFO Airport, you can also find the following attractions at the terminal: 

  • Aviation Museum Library
  • Berman Reflection Room
  • SFO Museum

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