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

SFO Terminal 2

SFO Terminal 2, formerly known as the Central Terminal, stands for a domestic terminal hosting outbound and inbound flights, especially the ones operated by American Airlines and Virgin America, to several cities within the US.

On the other hand, it is home of boarding areas D (D1-D18). 

Terminal 2 can handle over 5.5 million passengers a year, featuring for a large retail and concessions area, a gourmet marketplace and a spa.

San Francisco Terminal 2 is a sustainable facility since some of its features claim to be eco-friendly: Paper ticketing and preferential parking for hybrid cars. Also, you can find healthy food from local sources.


SFO Airport Terminal 2 consists of the following levels:

Level 1

This is the Baggage claim and Arrivals area.

Services: Restrooms, American Airlines Bag Claim Office, American Airlines Credit Union.

Level 2

This is the Departures and Boarding area.

Domestic Boarding Area D

Domestic Boarding D area hosts gates D1-D18.

By the centralized checkpoint, you can connect to both boarding areas C and E.

Services: Restrooms, shops, newsagents, cafés.

Level 4

AirTrain Terminal 2 Station.

Level 5

Domestic Parking Garage.


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


The following services are available at SFO Terminal 2:

- ATMs
- Animal relief area
- Baggage assistance
- Airport medical clinic
- Companion restrooms
- Public phones
- Hydration stations
- Information booths
- Shoeshine
- Spa
- Work stations
- Wheelchair renting service
- Free Wi-Fi internet access
- Yoga rooms
- Flight deck
- Kids’ spot
- San Francisco Arts Commission 

For further services, please check Services section.


American Airlines Admirals Club: Boarding Area D, post-security. Opening hours: Daily, from 05:00 am to 00:15 am. Services: Snacks, Alcoholic drinks, Wi-Fi, Flight monitors, TV, Internet terminals, Printers, Copiers. Please note it is a non-smoking facility.

Premium food and conference rooms are available upon payment.

Alaska Airlines Alaska Lounge: Terminal 2, Concourse D. Services: Open from 5:00am to 10:00pm. Services: snacks, Wi-Fi, drinks, TV, among others. 

Purchase your pass to San Francisco Airport lounges