Your Complete Guide to San Francisco Airport

The (IATA) 3 letter code for San Francisco Airport is SFO named by the International Air Transport Association in Quebec, Canada. The official name for San Francisco Airport is San Francisco International. To aid your travel to San Francisco Airport the Geo coordinates are 37.61889, -122.37500 you can enter this into your tom tom or any in car GPS system to help to get directly to the San Francisco International Airport.

Please find below a selection of Airlines, Destination and approx flight times from San Francisco Airport.

DestinationWeekly FlightsDistance
Los Angeles (LAX)284543 Km (338 Miles)
Seattle (SEA)1751,093 Km (679 Miles)
Las Vegas (LAS)173663 Km (412 Miles)
San Diego (SAN)144719 Km (447 Miles)
Chicago O'Hare (ORD)1312,964 Km (1,842 Miles)
New York John F Kennedy (JFK)1224,151 Km (2,580 Miles)
Denver (DEN)1171,553 Km (965 Miles)
Newark (EWR)1124,118 Km (2,559 Miles)
Portland (PDX)92886 Km (551 Miles)
Santa Ana John Wayne (SNA)90599 Km (372 Miles)

United Airlines, Air New Zealand and Air Canada are the busiest airlines companies that fly from San Francisco Airport and cover the majority of the destinations United Airlines is the most frequent with around 2,173 flights a week out of a total of 13188. Of all the destinations from San Francisco International, United Airlines covers 16%. Newark Liberty International, O'Hare International Airport, Denver International, Mc Carran International, Los Angeles International and San Diego International Airport being the most frequent destinations.

You can see below a selection of nonstop flights covered from San Francisco Airport with approximate times

AirlinerDestinationFlight Time (Est)
United AirlinesNewark (EWR)5 hours 39 minutes
United AirlinesChicago O'Hare (ORD)4 hours 18 minutes
United AirlinesDenver (DEN)2 hours 38 minutes
United AirlinesLas Vegas (LAS)1 hour 36 minutes
United AirlinesLos Angeles (LAX)1 hour 27 minutes
United AirlinesSan Diego (SAN)1 hour 39 minutes

If you require a hire car when arriving at San Francisco Airport you will find a good selection of popular companies situated in the Arrivals lounge or close by. Please be sure to bring a valid driving license if you intend to hire a vehicle. With so much choice of car rental at San Francisco airport it may be wise to book online before you arrive as there is limited choice of vehicles at certain times of the year.

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