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San Francisco Airport ( SFO ) Terminal Map Information

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MAIN TERMINAL / CONCOURSES AT San Francisco SFO

Passenger Terminal Layout of SFO Airport, ; Getting around (Red-line AirTrain, International Arrivals not transfering to another flight;) Domestic & International transfers; International Arrivals Procedures, Security Check Lines, Automated APC & MPC control, global Entry, Children Play Areas, United Airline passengers, Airport and Airline Lounges, Important Notice, TERMINAL DETAILS for International Terminal and Domestic Terminals 1, 2 & 3. 

San Francisco's Airport has four passenger terminals surrounding the 'Terminal Loop -
International Terminal (IT) is the first one when entering the terminal area - followed by the domestic terminals and their concourses, which surround the Domestic Garage area, while International Garages A  & G are further south of the international Terminal - at opposite sides of the Terminal loop.  Domestic Terminals 1, 2 & 3 also handle  pre-TSA clearance flights (originating from Airports offering U.S. preclearance). (Walking around the entire terminal loop would take 25 minutes). For terminal information, see 'TERMINAL DETAILS' below.
- Information booths are available in all terminals, at pre- & post-security areas with optional language assistance.
- Water bottle refill stations are at post-security of all terminals' boarding areas near their gates: A1, G93, B23, C43, D51, D58, E68, F80-90.
- All Airlines their terminal, boarding area, gates and telephone numbers are listed in alphabetical order iat the Introductory page of this site.

Getting around:
 
  As all terminals are arranged in a circle, the Red-line of the AirTrain (an automated people mover) serves all terminals & the garage, while the Blue line of the AirTrain additionally serves the rental car facility - both lines run a continuous loop taking only minutes between stops (baggage carts have hand brakes and can be taken onto the AirTrain); however, you can also walk to your connecting terminal.
Arriving international passengers not transferring to another flight go through Customs clearance, pick up their bags at the baggage claim, and exit through doors marked 'San Francisco' into the international arrivals meeting area, with ground transport options.
    Domestic passengers transferring from either T1 or T2 to the International Terminal must exit their terminal, then walk or take the AirTrain to the International Terminal, where they need to go through security checkpoint before proceeding to their departure gate.  If they have not yet checked in for their connecting flight, they need first to stop by at their airline counter in the Main Hall before proceeding to the International Terminal.
    Domestic passengers transferring from T3 to the International Terminal may transfer via a connector walkway (located post-security near gate 75) to the International Terminal's Boarding Area G arriving at post-security near gate G92. If they have not yet checked in for their connecting flight, they need to stop by at their airline counter in the Main Hall and then take either the AirTrain or walk to the International Terminal, where they need to go through security check before proceeding to their connecting gate.
    International passengers transferring  to Domestic Terminals:  There is no secure transit area in this case. To connect to any of the domestic terminals, take the AirTrain’s red line at either station A or G below the Main Hall.  To get to Terminal 3, you can also use the short connector between Boarding Area G and Terminal 3 and its F gates.
    International Arrivals Procedure: Unless you have gone through US customs clearance at participating airports, you need to go through passport check or use APC or MPC kiosks*, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag: Onward passengers will exit Arrivals Hall through dedicated doors indicating 'Connecting Flights', where they will re-check in bags at the baggage desk directly outside of the exit. If no agent is available there, or bags are not tagged to its final destination, visit your airline's ticket counter first.
    Security Check Lines: A frequent flyer remarked: "It is fast going through premium class (minutes), but through the regular line, arrive 2-3 hours minimum before time. I have watched airlines refuse boarding to ticketed passengers if they did not meet the international check-in time requirement. Needless to say the passengers were not happy..."
   * Automated Passport Control kioks (APCs):  40 BorderXpress APC kiosks have been installed - expediting the US Customs (CBP) process considerably.  They collect passengers' facial & fingerprint biometrics against their passports - approved by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Self-service APCs may be used by US & Canadian passport holders, by US permanent residents & by international travelers from Visa-waiver countries. The process takes about 90 seconds.
   * MPC Mobil Passport Control is available for US citizens holding a valid US passport, and to Canadian citizens with both a valid Canadian passport and B1 or B2 visa status. MPCs help expedite arrival at USA by submitting passport info &  customs declaration forms from their mobile devices prior to arrival.  Android and iPhone users may download the MPC app for free from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. From there, profiles may be set up for the passenger and other members of the family. Upon submission, an encrypted CBP receipt with a barcode will appear on the device.
    Train Connections from SFO:  To get to areas in northern San Mateo County, San Francisco & the East Bay, take the AirTrain at the International Terminal, near Boarding Area G, to the BART train station. Both AirTrain & BART share a station in Garage G - AirTrain being one level above BART.  To transfer to the Caltrain, take BART on a short ride to the Milbrae station and change to Caltrain.
    SFO Global Entry Enrollment Center (GEEC): (For more info open www.globalentry.gov.)
    Childrens Play Areas: Kids' Spots are available, 24/7, at (a) T2,Boarding Area D, near gates 54A & 58B; (b) at T3, Boarding Area F, near gate 87A, & at Bording Area E near gate 62.  
    United Airlines passengers:  United's flights depart from both T3 and IT /International Terminal:  Ticketing, check-in and baggage drop are (a) at T3 for flights within the U.S. & Canada, and (b) at the International Terminal for flights outside of the U.S. & Canada.  United Global Services members and United Global First passengers should go to T3, Door 6 on the departures level to access the United Global Services Reception lobby.   Premier members may access the new Premier check-in area at T3, Doors 11 or 12.  A new United East Club is at T3's East Concourse; United also has Clubs in Concourses F & G.)
    Airport and Airline Lounges at all Terminals, listed by Airlines in alphabetical order: 
 - the Centurion Lounge of American Express is at T3, Boarding Area F, near gate 74
 - Air France - KLM Lounge: (also for AeroMexico, China Eastern /Southern) at Boarding Area A, Level 4 - turn left after security check & use elevator to level 4, follow signs.
 - Air New Zealand - Evergreen Lounge (for Air New Zealand & EVA Air) at Boarding Area G, level 3, after security check turn right.
 - British Airways Terraces Lounge - (also for Korean Air) at Boarding Area A, Level 3, between gates 4 & 6.
 - American Airlines Admirals Club (one-world member), inccludes Alaska airline - at Boarding Area D after security check turn left; 
 - Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge, at Boarding Area A, level 4
 - China Airlines Dynasty Lounge (also for Asiana) at Boarding Area A, level 4
 - Delta Sky Club (Sky Team member) at T1, Boarding Area C, near Gate 41, level 2.
 - Emirates Lounge at Boarding Area A, between Gates A3-A5.   
 - EVA Air (Star alliance) Evergreen Lounge (for Air New Zealand & EVA Air) at Boarding Area G, level 3, after security check turn right.
 - Japan Airlines (OneWorld alliance) Sakura Lounge at Boarding Area A, level 4; 
 - Philippine Airlines Mabuhay at Boarding Area A, level 4;
 - Singapore Airlines (Star alliance) Silver Kris Lounge at Boarding Area G, level 3, at post-security turn right, follow sign;  
 - United Airlines (Star Alliance) with four clubs:
  (1) United Club (domestic & int'l) at IT, Boarding Area G, next to security checkpoint G, level 3;  
  (2) United Club domestic flights at T3, Boarding Area F, near gates 80-90, level 2;  
  (3) United Club domestic flights at T3, departure level 2; proceed through security checkpoint F; turn right; continue towards gates 60-69 and look for signage. 
  (4) United Global First Lounge for Lufthansa, United's international flights, and ANA: Available to Star Alliance guests seated in First Class on transcontinental flights. Located at Boarding Area G, between Gates G98 & G100, on level 3.
 - Virgin Atlantic Club House Lounge for Virgin Atlantic and Fiji Airways is at International Terminal, Boarding Area A, level 5, at pre-security: proceed to hallway next to Aviation Museum & Library; take elevator to level 5 and follow signs.
 - Red Carpet Club at Boarding Area G, level 4.
 - United Airlines First Class Lounge - shared with ANA first class & Lufthansa first class - at Boarding Area G, between gates G96 & G98

TERMINAL DETAILS:
 - The international terminal has a main hall serving ariving and departing passengers, and includes baggage claim & customs, as well as check-in facilities - with access to security check and gate areas A & G. All terminals are served by the AirTrain.
 - Each of the domestic terminals has an Arrivals area with baggage claim & information counters, a Departures area with check-in facilities, security check and access to amenities & services and the individual boarding areas.  
 - Airlines are listed at each of the terminals below by Boarding area and gates: BA-G means Boarding Area G, with G gates. 

International Terminal (IT) at SFO with boarding areas A & G. All international arrival & departure flights (except flights from Airports with US pre-clearance) are at this terminal. Arriving passengers:  See 'International Arrivals Procedure' above.   NOTE: During to ongoing construction, Transfer passengers to Terminal 3 (United gates 60-90) should walk over to T3.  Gate G93 connects to T3's gate 75 by post-security walkway).  
   Current Airlines at IT in alphabeticl order:  Aer Lingus at BA-G;  AeroMexico, BA-A; airberlin BA-A;  Air Canada at BA-G;  Air China at BA-G;  Air France at BA-A;  Air India at BA-G;  Air New Zeland at BA-G, Alaska at BA-A (also at T2, BA-D);  ANA at BA-G;  Asiana at BA-A;  Aviance at BA-A;  British Airways at BA-A;  Cathay Pacific at BA-A;  China Airlines at BA-A;  China Eastern at BA-A;  China Southern at BA-A; but Guangzhou CAN flights depart from IT at BA-G;  Copa at BA-G, but CM382/383 use BA-A;  Emirates at BA-A;  Etihad Airways at BA-A;  EVA Air at BA-G;  Fiji Airways at BA-G;  Finnair at BA-A;  Hawaiian Airlines at BA-A;  Jpan Airlines at BA-A;  JetBlue at BA-A;  KLM at BA-A;  Korean Air at BA-A;  Lufthansa at BA-G;  Philippine Airlines at BA-A;  Qantas at BA-A;  SAS at BA-G;  Singapore Airlines at BA-G;  Sun Counry Airlines at TA-A;  Swiss Internatinal Air Lines at BA-G;  thomas Cook at BA-G;  Turkish Airline at BA-G;  United (International) at BA-G;  Virgin America's (Mexico Arrivals only) at BA-A;  Virgin Atlantic at BA-A;  Volaris at BA-A;  WestJet at BA-A;  WOW Air at BA-A;  XL Airways France at BA-A.
   Services & amenities at IT:   Aside from food & drink & retail concessions include ATMs, animal relief area, baggage assistance, baggage wrapping, business center /cell phone rentals, CEAR, family restrooms, curency exchange, customs clearance, global entry, public phones, hydration stations, information booths, lodging /transport / attractions Board; Lost/Found, baggage carts, mailboxes, medical clinic, security checkpoints, nurseries, shoeshine, showers, storage, security checkpoint mailers, workstations, TTY, video remote interpreting service, wheelchairs, and WiFi access. Among amenities offered at T1 are Aviation Museum Library, Berman Reflection Room, SFO Museum and  San Francisco Arts Commission .
The Main Hall is on the ground level with check-in facilitites, a food court, and with security checks to the boarding areas A (east) & G (west):
     International Boarding area A (gates 1-12)
Getting to Boarding Area A's airline lounges: turn left after security check, take elevator to level 4 & follow signs.).  
     International Boarding area G (gates 91-102)  (Near gate G93 is an innovation facility /think tank dedicated to ground-breaking new ideas - named #[email protected], open 24/7).
Split level boarding areas are for dining & shopping on the upper level and gate rooms on the lower level. Other amenities are storage & spa facilities; showers, cell phone rentals & business services; baggage wrapping and medical clinic, to name a few.

Domestic Terminal 1 (T1) at SFO with Boarding Areas B & C:  
NOTE: Terminal 1 is under redevelopment until 2024: Up to Fall 2018, ongoing construction at new Terminal 1 necessitates closure of certain roadway & curbside areas, and connecting walkways. At departures level, curbside access is closed between doors 1 & 5. At Arrivals level, curbside access is closed between doors 1 & 9. The SFO shuttle bus stop is also closed.   A post-security connector to T2 is at the security checkpoint for Boarding Area C.  The Skybridge to the Airtrain on level 3 is also on the Mezzanine level.
 - Current Airlines at T1:
 Delta at BA-C, gates 40-48;  Frontier at BA-B, gates 20-28;  Southwest at BA-B, gates 20-28. 
 -  Services and amenities at T1 - aside from food & drink & retail concessions -  include ATMs, animal relief area, baggage assistance, CEAR, public phones, hydration stations information booths, lodging /transport / attractions Board; Lost/Found, baggage carts, mailboxes, nurseries, Police substation, security checkpoint mailers, workstations, TTY, video remote interpreting service, wheelchairs, and WiFi access.  Amenities include  SFO Museum and the San Francisco Arts Commission. The USO Lounge is on the Mezzanine Level, accessed via elevators behind Delta's ticket counter, is open 24/7, tel. 650.821.7613.) 
   Boarding area B (gates 20-39) offers Information counters, hotel boards, and access to the International Main Hall and to Boarding Area C.  (Currently a temporary Boarding Area B with 24 gates s being created, of which 6 are for international arrivals with direct access to US Customs & Federal Inspection area). 
    Boarding area C (gates 40-48) connects to Boarding Areas B & D.
 - Airline Lounges at T1:  Delta Sky Club at Mezzanine Level (use elevator next to Delta ticket counter.
The new T1:  Ongoing construction on  'new T1 Center' and Boarding Area B is to offer a new centralized checkpoint, new consolidated baggage handling system, dining and retail concessions, and post-security connecting walkways for easy access to International Boarding Areas A & G - expected to be completed by Autumn 2018. 

Domestic Terminal 2 (T2) at SFO with Boarding Area D (
gates 50-59) currently serves domestic flights of Amerian Airlines and Virgin America. When entering T2 from the Departures curb, the North Ticketing Hall for American Airlines is to the left, while the South Ticketing Hall for Virgin America is to the right, followed by the security checkpoint in the center, and leading to the Retail Concourse, and straight ahead to the Departures Lounge and Boarding Area D.
The 640,000 sqare feet - LEED Gold award - terminal has a capacity of handling 5.5 million enplaned passengers a year, and offers a large retail area with food & drink establishments, & retail stores, a gourmet marketplace with wine bar, and a spa.  Among the terminal's sustainable features are paperless ticketing and preferential parking for hybrid cars. T2 also hosts food vendors offering healthy fare from local sources.  The new Yoga Room is located past security checkpoint, next to 'Recompose' area. Easy transfer via a pedestrian bridge leads to the AirTrain, with connection to the BART transit system.
   Other services & amenities at T2 include - aside from food & drink & retail concessions -  ATMs, animal relief area, baggage assistance, CEAR, companion  restrooms, public phones, hydration stations information booths, shoe shine, spa, work stations,  wheelchairs, and WiFi access.   Among amenities offered are Flight deck, kids' spot,  San Francisco Arts Commission & Joga room.
   Boarding Area D with gates 50-59 (an additional boarding gate is to be added by March 2018). BA-D has a centralized security checkpoint and connects on either side to Boarding Areas C & E.
   Airline Lounges at T2:  American Airlines Admirals Club at Boarding Area D, immediately left after security check.

Domestic Terminal 3 (T3) at SFO with Boarding Areas E, F & G
 serves United's Domestic flights only.  At gate F75 it connects by walkway to the International Terminal's Gate G93, with temporary walkway from there to the A gates.  All modes of transportation can be accessed outside of levels 1 and 2.  A new reception area for United's Global Services customers and a new check-in area for MileagePlus Premier customers were recently added. The T3E project was recently completed, connecting the concourse between Boarding Areas E & F with new security checkpoint with  'up to' 10 lanes & new wait time technology; three more gates; expanded concessions & amenities).  Also, a number of new concessions have been/ will be arriving in the next few months.
    Other services and amenities at T3 - aside from food & drink & retail concessions -  include ATMs, public phones, hydration stations information booths, lodging /transport / attractions Board; mailboxes, nurseries,  workstations, TTY, wheel chairs, and WiFi access.  Among amenities offered are Flight deck, kids' spot,  San Francisco Arts Commission & Joga room.
T3 houses on its Mezzanine level a full-service branch of Bank of America & ATMs at pre- and post security; a nursery & a Video Remote Interpreting Service. The departure area, with an Aquarium, leads to:
   East Concourse:  T3's East Concourse connects to Boarding Areas E & F, a centralized security checkpoint, and the new United East Club location. The recent expansion created added circulation space, new concessions & improved amenities.  Among the new offerings are new retail & food outlets, free WiFi, 230 power outlets 200 USB outlets, lounge-style seating areas and restrooms with private changing rooms. The new United East Club holding over 130 persons, is in addition to the current United Clubs at Concourses F & G.
   Boarding Area E (gates E60-69) was recently renovated & expanded with ten new gates. It houses a long eastern concourse connecting to Boarding Area F.  It offers The Flight Deck's interactive info & entertainment area, comfortable seating, luxury amenities, free WiFi, 9 work stations, 375 power outlets, yoga room & kids play area, spacious restrooms with private dressing areas, nursing mother's lounges, and great dining & retail options.
   Boarding Area F with gates F70-90 - divided by gates 70-75 on the main building and gates 76 - 90 in the concourse - houses a  'Kids' Spot' near gate 87A.  Immediately after security check, at left end, is access to Boarding Area G and to the International Terminal's Main Hall; while immediately  after security check at right is access to Boarding Area E of T3.
   Boarding Area G with gates G91-102  connects to Boarding Area F and to the International Terminal's Main Hall.
   Airline Lounges at T3American Express Centurion Lounge, and United Airlines' Red Carpet Lounge - in the Rotunda;  United East Club at East Concourse, and United Clubs at both Boarding Areas E & F.

NOTE:  The former Air Traffic Control Tower is being gradually dismantled.  Its site is to be used for flexible office space, a cafe, a public observation area, and an additional boarding gate for T2 (which is to be completed by March 2018), while the entire project is to be completed by late January 2019.