San Francisco Airport Parking SFO

San Francisco Airport Long & Short Term Parking Rates

SFO Airport Parking Fees and Options

Trying to find the best parking spot at San Francisco International Airport (SFO)? We have your answers!

There are 3 main parking areas at San Francisco Airport:

  • SFO Domestic/Hourly Parking
  • SFO International/Hourly Parking
  • SFO Long Term Parking

SFO parking is very efficient and organized, but it can be expensive. The two hourly lots are right at the terminals, and the hub and spoke design of the airport makes it a quick walk to your check-in counter. For long term parking, the garage is offsite - but there’s a shuttle bus that runs every 5-15 minutes 24/7.

San Francisco Airport parking rates can vary depending on the lot and duration, so please check for specific rates below.

Domestic/Hourly Parking (Areas A-G)

Location: At airport, adjacent to terminals.

Type: Garage

To Terminals: Walking distance

Clearance: 6’-6”

Convenient SFO parking can be found at the this 5 level facility as it is located literally in the center of the airport. It can be used for short trips and even for dropoff/pick up of passengers.Each section of the garage is aligned with the airlines you are traveling on, so just keep driving around until you reach the designated section. Then its a short walk to the moving walkway that will take you to the terminal.

Domestic/Hourly Parking Fees

$2 for every 15 min.

$36 max. per day

International/Hourly Parking (Garage A & G)

Location: At airport, adjacent to international terminals.

Type: Garage

To Terminals: Walking distance

Clearance: 8’-2”

There are two garages for international, and you can access ALL terminals from either one. You can walk directly to international, to access domestic terminals (1, 2, & 3) you would take the AirTrain, which takes less than 10 minutes door to door. .

Domestic/Hourly Parking Fees

$2 for every 15 min.

$36 max. per day

Long Term Parking (Garage 1 & 2)

Location: 806 South Airport Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94128

Type: Garage

To Terminals: Shuttle

Clearance: Garage 1: 6’-10”; Garage 2: 8’-2”

At just $18 per day maximum this is 50% less than parking AT the airport hourly lots. Shuttles operate 24/7, about every 5 to 15 minutes. It is not a long ride to the airport from this lot, figure 7-12 minutes depending on the traffic situation.

Long Term Parking Fees

$2 for every 15 min.

$18 max. per day

Valet Parking

Location: Take the upper level Domestic " Departures" road, across from Delta Air Lines.

This is an expensive, but convenient option. If you are going on a day trip or a short trip, you can just pull up and be on your way. This service includes use of a business center with phone chargers/hot beverages/newspapers. If you have an electric vehicle, they will plug those ine for no extra charge. Laundry? Car Care? They have that covered too, for an extra fee of course!

Valet Parking Fees

$45 for first 24 hours

After 24 hours:

$2 for every 15 min.

$45 max. Per day

Cell Phone Waiting Area

Location/driving directions

This is a free lot to wait for your arriving passengers located at North McDonnell Rd. and San Bruno Ave. Maximum wait is 60 minutes, and the lot is closed in the wee hours of the morning (1AM to 5AM). No commercial vehicles are allowed, and you must stay with your vehicle.

You can check real-time Airport Arrivals on your phone while you wait.

San Francisco Airport Parking Q&A


Q. Are there cheaper parking options off-airport at SFO?

A. Parking near San Francisco Airport is possible via several off-airport parking lots, including dedicated lots like Park n Fly SFO or at hotels such as Aloft, Holiday Inn Express SFO, and Embassy Suites Hilton SFO. Most offer very competitive parking rates vs the airport lots. Note that parking near SFO at off-site locations almost always requires advanced reservations.

Q. Can I pre-book parking at SFO Airport?

A. No. Pre-booking for parking is not available. You can pre-book at most off-airport parking lots that are typically less than the SFO parking rates (see above).

Q. What payment methods are accepted at San Francisco International Airport SFO?

A.  All rates shown above include all taxes and fees. All San Francisco Airport parking facilities accept cash, FastTrak, and the following credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Diner’s Club and JCB.

Q. Is there disabled parking at SFO Airport for persons with restricted mobility?

A.  Yes, if your car has a DP or DV plate, or a disabled parking placard, you can access special parking in all airport garages.

Q. What is the emergency assistance number for SFO Parking?

A.  San Francisco Airport provides battery assistance, tire inflation, and assistance with locating your vehicle. Call 650-821-8211 to request any of these services.

Q. Does San Francisco Airport have Valet Parking?

A.  Yes. This is located on the upper level of domestic departures.

Q. Can I drop someone off at the curb?

A. Yes. But curbside is for active loading and unloading of passengers. You can wait in the Cell Phone Area until your arriving passenger is at the curb.

Q. What are SFO Airport parking rates?

A. San Francisco International Airport is a major airport, and therefore SFO Airport Parking is generally more expensive relative to other city-based airports. Please check above for specific prices and details for each parking location.

Q. Does SFO parking have EV charging stations?

A. Yes. ADA accessible EV charging stations are located in the domestic SFO garage (Level 1), In International Garage A (Level 2), and the SFO Long Term Garage (level 2). 

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