Ground Transportation

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Taxi Service

Taxis depart from the designated taxi zones located at the roadway center islands, on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level of all terminals. Uniformed taxi coordinators are stationed at the taxi zones from 7:00am to 1:00am to assist passengers with questions or concerns. Ramp accessible taxis are available. Please contact the taxi coordinator to request a ramp accessible taxi, or phone *1191 from any airport courtesy phone.

The average fare range to the convention center area is $43–$63.

Car Rental

San Francisco International Airport Rental Car Center allows travelers to pick up and drop off rental cars at one convenient, central location. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, National and Thrifty car rental counters are located on the fourth floor of the SFO Rental Car Center. Hertz and Fox rental counters are located on the first floor.

Off-airport rental car agencies are served by free shuttle service from the SFO Rental Car Center. Shuttles stop at the south curb of the Rental Car Center upon customer request.

To access the Rental Car Center from the airport terminals, take the AirTrain Blue Line. AirTrain, SFO’s fully automated people mover system, operates 24 hours every day and provides convenient and frequent service throughout SFO. AirTrain stations are located in all terminals, terminal parking garages, the Rental Car Center and SFO’s BART station.


Purchase BART vouchers in advance. Vouchers can only be redeemed at the SFO Information Booth located in the International Terminal G-side, near the AirTrain escalator, during the hours of 8:30am to 10:30pm daily.

Travel time to the Convention Center can range from 15–40 minutes. 

Shared Ride Vans

Shared-ride vans provide service between SFO and passenger-specified locations. Depending on the number of passengers, shared-ride vans may make multiple stops.

Van service is available on a walk-up basis. However, passengers are advised to make reservations for service after 11:00am. Shared-ride vans pick up passengers on the Departures/Ticketing Level from the roadway center island at all terminals.

Shared-ride vans drop off passengers at the terminal curbs on the Departures/Ticketing Level of all terminals. Advances reservations to SFO are required. Please contact the service provider directly.

Shared-ride vans range from $16–20 each way.

Airport Express
American Airporter Shuttle
Go Lori’s Airport Shuttle
Quake City Shuttle
San Francisco City Shuttle