San Francisco Airport Informational Guide to San Francisco Airport (SFO) - NON OFFICIAL

SFO Terminal 1

SFO Terminal 1, known as Harvey Milk Terminal 1, hosts inbound and outbound domestic flights within the US and is home of domestic boarding areas B (B6-B27) and C (C2-C11). 

[Some parts of Terminal 1 are under redevelopment] The construction of the new Terminal 1 comprises the full renovation of Boarding Area B and the construction of Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Center (T1C), which will have a centralized checkpoint, a new baggage handling system, food, drink and retail concessions and further post-security connection walkways to access to both International boarding areas A and G. There are some renovation works taking place at the moment, although terminal is fully operative. 


SFO Terminal 1 consists of the following levels:

Level 1

Arrivals area

Arrivals and baggage claim area in both B and C gates sections.

Services: Restrooms, Southwest Bag Claim Office, Delta Airlines Bag Claim Office, Lost & found.

Level 2

Departures area, with security checkpoints.

This is the Departures and Boarding level.

There are a couple of boarding areas and each one has its own security check point: 

Domestic B boarding area

Boarding B area hosts Gates B6-B27.

From this level is possible to connect to both the International Main Hall and to Boarding Area C.

Due to the works done in the boarding level, boarding area B has nowadays 18 gates open.

Available services: Information counters, hotel boards, restrooms, etc.

Domestic C boarding area

Boarding C area hosts Gates C2-C11.

It is possible to connect to both boarding areas B and D.

Services: Café, meeting point, Delta Sky Club lounge, Shops and restrooms.

Level 4

Find in this level AirTrain Terminal 1 Station.

Level 5

Domestic Parking Garage.

Walking times to gates: 

Time to the farthest A gate(A01-22): 3 to 9 minutes. 
Time to the farthest B gate(B24-56): 3 to 16 minutes.
Time to the farthest C gate (C70-C84): 1 to 7 minutes.
Time to the farthest D gate(D03-D21): 5 to 20 minutes. 
Time to the farthest E gate(E70-86): 4 to 7 minutes. 

*time from security check. 

Transfer between terminals

See here related information about the AirTrain and further means of transport between terminals in SFO Airport.


The following services are available at SFO Terminal 1:

- Information counters
- Hotel boards
- ATMs
- Animal relief area
- Baggage assistance
- Public phones
- Hydration stations
- Lost and found
- Baggage carts
- Mailboxes
- Nurseries
- Police substation
- Workstation
- Wheelchair renting service
- Free Wi-Fi internet access
- Shoeshine 

For further services, please check Services section.


Delta Sky Club: Boarding Area C, Gates C2-C10, After security. Services: Snacks, Alcoholic drinks, Wi-Fi, Showers, Flight monitors, Newspapers, Magazines, TV, Printers, Copiers. Please note it is a non-smoking facility.

Premium food is available upon payment.

USO Lounge: For US military members and their families, at the Mezzanine level, there is an USO lounge open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week with the following services: Premium food, Snacks, Printers, Copiers, Telephones, TV, Unlimited and free internet services, Books, Magazines, Drinks and food, Overnight facilities, Nursery.

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