San Francisco Airport Guide to San Francisco Airport (SFO)

Taxi at San Francisco Airport

It is easy to get to downtown San Francisco by taxi since it is located 13 miles south from SFO Airport, that means an average transfer time of 30 minutes. 

Taxi is a comfy, safe and fast way to get downtown without worrying about schedules and frequencies. It is by far the best option for those passengers who wish a door to door service from San Francisco SFO Airport.


Taxi ranks are located in the designated taxi zones, which are located at the roadway center islands, on the Arrivals and Baggage claim levels of all airport terminals.


SFO Airport counts with a taxi coordinator service, which is available for all passengers at the taxi ranks between 07:00 am to 01:00 am. 

For physically challenged passengers, there are ramp accessible taxis. To request this service, please call *1191 from any courtesy phone from San Francisco Airport. 

Some of taxi companies presented below are available 24 hours at San Francisco Airport: 

  • Airport Taxi Cab: +1 650 593 1234
  • Yellow Cab Co-op: +1 415 333 3333
  • Taxi Cab Service SFO: +1 650 766 8822


See below the estimated taxi fares to get to and from San Francisco Airport: 

  • South San Francisco: USD 17.00
  • South City: USD 21.00
  • Millbrae: USD 14.00
  • Hillsborough: USD 20.00
  • San Bruno: USD 15.00
  • San Mateo: USD 28.00
  • Brisbane: USD 25.00
  • San Jose Airport: USD 151.00
  • San Jose: USD 163.00
  • Santa Cruz: USD 261.00
  • Palo Alto: USD 96.00


Sharing car apps are a useful way to get to your destination at a reduced cost comparing to the above options. You can consider sharing your ride with more people or simply joining another one’s trip.

Apps like Uber may be useful for your trip to any of the cities nearby. 


If you wish to transfer from and to San Francisco SFO Airport on your own, there are several transfer companies available within the airport premises.

Book your transfer through our site, it is easy and fast to use!