From SFO airport in San Francisco to city center

 San Francisco,  United States

Public transportation from San Francisco airport

If you're looking to save a few bucks on your trip to San Francisco, taking public transportation is the way to go. In this guide, we'll walk you through how to get from San Francisco Airport to downtown using buses and trains. So whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned pro, read on for all the info you need!

First, let's start with the basics: San Francisco Airport is located about 13 miles south of downtown. To get there by public transportation, you'll need to take a bus or train. The two main options are the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and Caltrain. Both systems have stations at the airport, so it's just a matter of deciding which one you want to take.

BART is generally the faster option, as it has a direct route from the airport to downtown. The trip takes about 30 minutes and costs $11.05. Caltrain, on the other hand, makes several stops along the way and takes closer to an hour. The price is also a bit higher, at $12.50.

So which should you choose? If you're short on time, go with BART. If you're looking to save a few dollars, Caltrain is the way to go. Whichever you decide, you can't go wrong - both systems are clean, safe, and reliable.

Day route from airport:

Yellow-N Estimated duration is 42 mins.
Yellow-N 9 stops to Civic Center ( 26 mins - 14.7 mi )

This route will take you to city center of San Francisco during daylight.

Night route from airport:

397 Estimated duration is 51 mins.
397 31 stops to 11th St and Market St ( 44 mins - 13.6 mi )

This route will take you to city center of San Francisco during night.

Airport Transfers from San Francisco International Airport

SFO Airport overview

San Francisco International Airport is a major international airport in San Mateo County, California, 13 miles south of Downtown San Francisco. It serves destinations throughout North America and connects passengers to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Airport details

Name San Francisco International Airport
Actual time 03:02
Actual date 2024/06/16