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San Francisco Combo: Alcatraz and GPS-Guided GoCar Tour

San Francisco Combo: Alcatraz and GPS-Guided GoCar Tour
USD 85.47
Explore Alcatraz and then whiz through San Francisco at your own pace aboard a GPS-guided GoCar on this combo tour. Hop on the ferry and take a fascinating audio tour of the prison cells of notorious Alcatraz Island. Then, see top San Francisco attractions such as Golden Gate Park, Lombard Street and the Presidio while driving your own private GPS-guided car, preloaded with more than 50 must-see attractions and landmarks.

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise
5 hours 30 minutes
USD 79.00

Combine a visit to Muir Woods and Sausalito with a fabulous cruise on San Francisco Bay. You'll cross the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay area's most popular national monument, visit Sausalito - the prettiest village in California and sail next to Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge on a narrated one-hour cruise.

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San Francisco International Airport

Where is San Francisco Airport?  

With a history defined by a Gold Rush (1849), earthquake (1906), and troop embarkations (World War II), San Francisco was birthplace of the hippie (think Summer of Love), and home to the peace, civil-rights and gay rights movements.

Today, much of the hugh tech sector is headquarted in the city, including Craigslist, Mozilla, Pinterest, Twitter, Uber and Yelp. San Francisco is ever popular with tourists, who come to enjoy its steep hills, cable cars, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Alcatraz... and fog!

San Francisco International Airport (IATA: SFO, ICAO: KSFO, FAA LID: SFO), also referred to as SFO Airport, or simply San Francisco Airport, is located adjacent to the cities of Millbrae and San Bruno, 21 kilometres (13 miles) south of downtown San Francisco, California, United States. 

In 2013, San Francisco Airport served 44,944,201 passengers. 

San Francisco Airport is the busiest of the three airports serving the San Francisco Bay Area, followed by Oakland International Airport (SFO) (flights bound to SFO are frequently diverted here, due to fog). The 3rd busiest is San Jose International Airport (SJC)

San Francisco Airport is a hub for Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin America. Other airlines that fly to the SanFrancisco Airport include Air Canada, Air China, Air France, American Airlines, American Eagle, Asiana Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, JetBlue Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Turkish Airlines, US Airways and WestJet.

Cities with flights to San Francisco Airport include Abu Dhabi, Auckland, Beijing, Cancún, Chicago, Copenhagen, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Istanbul, London, Los Angeles, Manila, Mexico City, New York, Osaka, Paris, San Salvador, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo, Vancouver, Washington DC and Zürich,

Your best bet for a San Francisco Airport transfer is the BART train. Details on all options are included in this guide.

Or, to truly arrive stress free, treat yourself to a private San Francisco Airport transfer from IHateTaxis.


 Other Items of Interest at San Francisco Airport

There are many services and  things to do at SFO Airport, including:

  • Hydration stations (water fountains designed for easy refilling of reusable bottles) - past security
  • Sustainability podcasts (learn how green SFO is!) 
  • Yoga room (free, mats supplied, silent) - Terminal 2, boarding area D, just past security
  • 4 spas
  • Berman Reflection Room (quiet self-reflection, meditation) - International Terminal, pre-security
  • Christian Science Reading Room (quiet place to read, meditate or relax) - Terminal 1, near Gates 40-48, pre-security
  • USO Lounge (24 hours) - Terminal 1, Mezzanine Level, pre-security
  • Baggage storage - International Terminal
  • Public showers (07:00-23:00) - International Terminal, pre-security
  • Medical clinic
  • Aviation Museum and Aviation Library (an architectural adaptation of SFO's 1937 terminal lobby) - International Terminal, pre-security
  • Permanent and temporary art exhibitions (courtesy of SFO Museum and the San Francisco Arts Commission)
  • Steinhart Aquarium - Terminal 1, Departures, near Gates 40-48, pre-security
  • Animal relief areas
  • Business services (including cell phone rentals) - International Terminal
  • Rapid charging units


The San Francisco Airport stores and concessions are known to be pricey compared to other airports in the United States.

Additional San Francisco Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2015