SFO Terminal Connections | iFlyer Forum

San Francisco (SFO) Airport

SFO Forum Home |

 SFO Recent Topics

Got a tip about SFO airport? You've come to the right place for help on getting to, through, and between San Francisco airport. Share your experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

Discussion Topics
Last Post

  • can I make the connection?
    Jan 12, 2015
    I fly into terminal 3 on United at 8:05am and fly to Vancouver on united at 8:35. Can I make the connection? United changed me to this!


    That's barely enough if the first flight is on-time and delays at SFO in the morning are common due to fog. You can ask to be rebooked. Where are you flying into SFO from?


    From Dallas International. Wil lwe also have to change terminals, Domestic to International? Thanks.


    No, you will not have to change terminals. All United gates at SFO are connected inside security. Since United changed the schedule on you you could perhaps call United and ask to be rerouted with a longer connection through Denver instead of San Francisco. This this was an involuntary schedule change they should allow that change without an additional charger.


    Thank you! I took your advice and called United. They changed my flight through Houston for free. Thank you so much for your help.


  • Honolulu to SF to Chicago
    Jan 10, 2015
    I have a flight from Honolulu that arrives 4:54 AM. I then have a flight through Southwest to Chicago that departs at 6:20 AM. Will United transfer our checked bags or do we need to go through security? If yes, whats the best way to go from terminal 3 to 1?


    Southwest does not transfer bags to or from any other airline. You will have to claim them from United and get them to Southwest ticket counter in T3. You have to take the AirTrain to get between terminals


  • Connecting between Alaska and American
    Jan 10, 2015
    I am looking at a flight that arrives into San Francisco on Alaska at around 4 and leaving on an American flight leaving a little after 5. This would be a connection of 1 hour and 7 minutes. Is this enough time?


    It will be difficult but it's possible. You will have to take the Airtrain from the International Terminal to Terminal 2 and go through security.


  • Enough Time to catch domestic flight?
    Jan 7, 2015
    My friend is arriving from HongKong to SFO around 8:30am and leaving from SFO to Chicago at 10:57am. Questions below: 1. The ticket from HongKong to SFO and SFO to ORD is separate, but same airline. Can he check-in his bag at HongKong? 2. Is there enough time to go through Immigration/CBP-->Re-Check In Bag and go through Security again? 3. Someone said there is a walkway inside security zone from International G to T3, is it true? (Then he doesn't need to go through TSA again) Really appreciate your help!


    Whether or not he is able to check his bag through is up to the United agent in Hong Kong. He should have enough time even if his bag is not checked through. There is a secure connection between T3 and I-G. However, after customs on an international arrival, all passengers with onward connections must go through security anyway, so in this instance that passageway does him no good.


    Thanks! I will ask him to talk to United agent in HongKong for baggage send to ORD then.


  • Air-side
    Jan 6, 2015
    Can I transfer from term 2 to term 3 air-side?


    No, you cannot.


  • Terminal 1 to Intl Terminal - Security?
    Jan 5, 2015
    I'm flying in April into SFO with US Airways into Terminal 1. I have 50 minutes to connect to a Hawaiian airlines flight that leaves out of the International terminal (not sure why since it's a domestic flight). Will I have to go thru security? Will I have enough time? Should I walk or take the airtrain? Any help would be greatly appreciated!


    BTW ^^ I will not be checking any luggage.


    You barely have enough time if your first flight is on-time. Walking will probably be faster, but it's probably about the same amount of time. You need to check-in for your Hawaiian flight online before you leave on your first flight.


    Jan 4, 2015
    I arrive at terminal 3 gate 90 SFO where I then have to change to the international terminal; I have 1 hr and 11 minutes to change. Do I have to go through security?


    If your flight is a United or star alliance flight from the G concourse of the International Terminal, then no, you do not. There is a walkway inside security.


  • Enough connection time?
    Jan 3, 2015
    Hi. I'm flying into SFO on United 1292, scheduled to arrive at 10:04am. My next flight is United 893 scheduled to leave at 11:00am. Is that enough time to make the international connection?


    If your first flight is domestic then that is enough time. There is a walkway between Terminal 3 where you will arrive and concourse G of the international terminal where you will depart inside security.


  • Can I get the connecting flight?
    Jan 2, 2015
    Hello ZAP, it would be great to get some help here! I am flying from Sacramento to Düsseldorf. First, I will arrive at 10:00 in SF and the next flight going from SF to Chicago departs at 10:45. Do I need to go through security again, or put differently: is it enough time? Thanks a lot!


    No, you do not have to go through security again. Just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Both will be in Terminal 3. If your first flight is on-time you'll be OK.


  • Chicago - San Fran - NZ
    Jan 2, 2015
    Hi, Im on a flight from Chicago in Feb to San Fran, connecting to a flight to New Zealand. Is 1 our 50 mins sufficient time to get orm one flight to the other? All booked one one ticket so luggage etc checked in all the way through and boarding passes for both flights issued in Chicago so I don;t think I need to go through security again at SFO? Any advice?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You have the procedure correct.


  • SFO Ground stop?
    Dec 29, 2015
    Pilot just announced SFO ground stop. Weather appears fine. Any info on cause of stop and how long it is expected to last?


  • do I have enough time to get through security at SFO?
    Dec 29, 2015
    Hello, my flight out of Sacramento (8:30) has been changed to 9:05. I am connecting to an international flight leaving SFO at 11:11. Will I have enough time to get through security at SFO?


    If both your flights are on United then you don't have to go through security. There's a walkway inside security between the United Terminal and the G concourse of the International Terminal.


    Thanks ZAP...you're the best. Yes...both flights are with United. I was going to ask you about that walk-way. I saw it on the SFO map but wasn't sure if I had to go through security. Another question then I stop bothering you...Do all domestic United flights (including the small propeller planes) come into terminal 3?


    Yes, earlier this year some United Express flights used Terminal 1, but now they have consolidated all flights in Terminal 3.


  • Do I have enough time?
    Dec 29, 2015
    ZAP...I need your help. United keeps messing with my departure times and things are starting to look a little tight. I'm flying in from Monterey on a propeller commuter plane early in the morning. Then I have exactly 2 hours before my next flight takes offs. Its an international flight to Cancun. You think I'll have enough time to get to that flight? Thanks in advance ZAP!! Steelhead


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate which are connected inside security.


  • dubai - san diego via SFO
    Dec 27, 2014
    is it realistic to book and make a connection between arriving from dubai on emirates (13:10) and connecting to virgin america flight to san diego 2 hours later at 15:15? i have a UK passport thanks


    Booked together it's doable. Booked separately, it's difficult.


    Dec 23, 2014
    Hi! I'm planning on taking UA225 IAD-SFO which arrives at 10:00pm. And then UA1705 SFO-LAX which leaves at 10:32pm, would I have enough time to connect? I'd imagine all the United gates are pretty close to each other. I will be the first few to leave the aircraft. Thanks!


    Yes, it is enough time, but you will have to hurry and if you miss it you'll be stuck in SFO overnight as I'm fairly sure that would be the last flight of the day to LAX.


Google Plus One