List of Airports in San Francisco - International Airports in the Bay Area

A vibrant city and popular tourist destination, known for its iconic sights like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Prison, Fisherman’s Wharf, The San Francisco Giants, and more.  There are 3 international airports in San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport (SFO/KSFO), Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (KSJC), and Oakland International Airport (KOAK).  

1. San Francisco International Airport (SFO/KSFO) 

San Francisco International Airport
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One of the first airports to put into effect the Fly Quiet Program, SFO is the second busiest and largest airport in the Bay Area. It sees almost 58 million passengers travel to and fro from the airport and to cater to their needs, the airport provides state of the art facilities such as a car wash, lost and found, medical services, and more.  
Airlines that operate from this airport – Emirates, Lufthansa, Jet Airways, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Turkish Airlines, Air India, Singapore Airlines, Air Canada, Air France, KLM, Finnair, and American Airlines are just some of the few 50 brands that are operating from here. 

Airport Details

This airport in San Francisco has 4 Terminals – 1,2,3, and International terminal, along with 7 concourses – boarding areas A to G. The terminals are connected by an air train.   
Transport Options:
You can choose to take the rapid or commuter rail, bus, taxi, or rent a car to travel around San Francisco. 
1. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) rail – it connects San Francisco International Airport to East Bay, San Francisco, and San Mateo County. 
2. Caltrain commuter rail – one can take the BART rail to Millbrae and transfer from there. 
3. SamTrans bus routes – there are various bus routes to Palo Alto, San Francisco, and San Mateo County.
4. Car rentals – a car can be rented from the San Francisco International Airport’s Rental Car Center.  
5. Airporter buses 
6. Taxis 

Services and facilities: 

1. Dining
Various concessions are representing the most famous San Francisco and Bay Area local food. The airport provides a great range of options from cafés, delis, sit down restaurants, and wine bars. Some choices are Dogpatch Bakehouse & Caffé, Burger King, Fraîche, Goldilocks, Napa Farms Market, Pie Five Pizza Co., Sankaku, Starbucks, Sweet Maple, Tapas and Taps, Three Twins Ice Cream, Urban Tortilla, Vino Volo, and even Wendy’s. 

2. Shopping 
For all those looking to do a little window shopping or buying some gifts for your loved ones and friends, there’s a pleasant spread of shopping brands to look at from a wide array of bookstores, gift shops featuring local souvenirs, luxury and designer boutiques including the DFS Duty-Free. Some of the options are L’Occitane, Mills Cargo Newsstand, The Chocolate Market, iStore, Burberry, Coach, Gucci, Hermes, Jo Malone, Tom Ford & Aveda, Kiehl’s, Sunglass Hut, Swarovski, Tumi. 

3. Lounge
No matter what class you’re flying, there are lounges that anyone can enter by paying a small fee, purchasing a pass or membership program. Once you’re in you can avail of an all-inclusive food and drinks bar, unlimited wi-fi, news-stands, and tv. There are also a few lounges that are affiliated with certain airlines like American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines. 

4. Other Amenities
If you’re looking to just sit, relax, and recuperate before a departure or connecting flight, you can get a facial, manicure, or massage. Some other things to do while at the international airport: Christian Science Reading Room, Kid’s Spot, Self-guided Tours, SFO Museum Exhibits, SkyTerrace, XpressSpa, Yoga, Freshen Up! Apart from that to cater to its patrons, SFO provides Atm services, Wi-fi, and displays art pieces all around the terminals to inculcate a sense of education and entertainment.  

2. Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (KSJC)  

San Jose International Airport
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Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport is one airport that is situated at the heart of Silicon Valley (just a couple of minutes from all the big technology companies). A major part of the Silicon Valley, the airport serves a population of 4 million and more working in Silicon Valley. 
Airlines that operate from this airport – Some brands that operate from SJC: British Airways, All Nippon Airways (ANA), United, Air Canada, Delta, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Frontier, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Volaris. 

Airport Details

This airport in San Francisco has 2 terminals: A and B connected by the airside. The airport offers a variety of facilities from Wi-fi, postal services, ATM, showers, and lounges. Apart from that, there’s a little something for everyone from shopping to dining. 
Transport Options:
There are plenty of types of transportation to choose from to continue your journey from SJC. 
1. Bus - The San José International airport provides tourists with a well-connected bus system for their travel needs. 
2. Car Rentals - You can choose to rent a car from the Rental Car Center, a facility located across Terminal B. Car rental agencies onsite: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, and Thrifty are just some of the options available. 
3. Inter-Terminal Shuttles - There is a shuttle service that is free and operates in a circuit between the Daily Lot 4, Terminals A and B, and the Rental Car Center. 
4. Shared-Ride Shuttles - Another transportation option is a shared-ride shuttle service. This service is made available by quite a few companies who offered on-demand at your door or scheduled rides to and from anywhere. 
5. Taxi - Plenty of taxis that are metered can be found at the ground transportation sections of Terminal A and B. 

Services and facilities: 

1. Dining
The airport has a limited selection of eateries to choose from for all the foodies out there: Chick-fil-A, Smashburger, Starbucks, Sushi Boat.

2. Shopping  
One can indulge in some shopping at the Duty-free and Hudson & Hudson News. 

3. Other Amenities 
At the airport, there are other activities that you can partake in like the Airport Public Art Program Audio Tour, get a relaxing massage in one of the massage chairs, bicycle racks, nursing room, automated external defibrillators (AED), a piano for all the budding musicians, a pet relief area, and of course an airport information booth to get all your doubts cleared. 

3. Oakland International Airport (KOAK)  

Oakland International Airport
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The Oakland International Airport or OAK, governed by the Port of Oakland is a home for more than 13 million travelers every year, making it the fourth largest airport. But as Bay Area’s second-largest airport, the airport caters to everyone, including the tourism and entertainment locales as it is the closest for the residents.  
Airlines that operate from this airport – OAK is partnered with 13 airlines that fly to 55 domestic and international destinations. Alaska, Allegiant, Azores Airlines, Contour, Delta, Hawaiian Airlines, Southwest, Spirit, Volaris, JSX are a few of the brands associated with OAK. 

Airport Details  

This airport in San Francisco has 2 terminals (Terminal 1 and Terminal 2). With a combined number of 30 gates, the airport has plenty of options for eateries and shopping. It also provides basic amenities such as Wi-fi and pay-and-enter lounges. 
Transport Options: 
1. Car Rentals - Car rental agencies available on site are Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Thrifty.  
2. Shuttles - Oakland Airport works with shuttle companies for a seamless travel experience. 
3. Taxis - You will find metered taxis available 24 hours of the day at the ground transportation area. 
4. Train - The Bay Area Rapid Transit provides an easy and fast connection between Oakland Airport and the Coliseum Station.  

Services and facilities:

1. Shopping
Choose from browsing or shopping at the Duty-free, Oakland News, Oakland Sports Scene, InMotion Entertainment, Oakland Marketplace, Sunglass Icon, Benefit, Best Buy, CVS for some classic and traditional gifts. 

2. Dining
The hungry souls can take their pick from the large pool of restaurants, delis, cafes, and bars - Pyramid Ale Taproom, Max’s & Oak Pizza, Andalé, Peet’s Coffee, and Teas, Bar 510, Vino Volo, Tap ‘N Pour. 

3. Other Amenities 
The Oakland Airport also provides its passengers with some special entertainment in the form of the Airport Public Art, Oakland Aviation Museum (Location: North Field), and Metropolitan Golf Links. 

With all the information you need on the airports in San Francisco, plan your next trip to the Golden City for some cherishable memories!

This post was published by Malvika Kumar

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