San Francisco Airport information
San Francisco International Airport – also known as SFO - serves the American city of San Francisco as well as the San Francisco Bay Area of California. One of the busiest airports in the United States, San Francisco International Airport handles over 24 million air travellers a year and consists of 4 separate passenger terminals. The terminals are named 1, 2, and 3, whilst the fourth one is called the International Terminal. Because San Francisco is an earthquake-prone region, the entire international terminal is constructed on special seismic base isolators that provide protection from earthquakes, one of the largest buildings in the world to receive this protection).
Flights to San Francisco Airport
San Francisco International Airport is a base for American air carriers like Virgin America. It is also served by a wide number of international airlines such as Etihad Airways and British Airways. Popular international destinations from SFO include London, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul and Vancouver. Travellers can fly directly from Singapore to San Francisco International Airport either via Singapore Airlines or United.
Cheapest flights to San Francisco Airport
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San Francisco International Airport is located around 20 kilometres from the city centre of San Francisco. To get from the airport to San Francisco, travellers can make use of the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) rail service. Board the train from the international terminal of the airport, and continue riding till you arrive in one of the downtown San Francisco stations in about half an hour. Those who touched down in one of the domestic terminals can take the SFO AirTrain to get to the international terminal to access the BART.
Otherwise, a taxi ride straight from the airport to the city will cost about USD$47-67 (SGD$65-93) and take about 25 minutes.
What to see and do
San Francisco is one of the United States’ prettiest major cities - situated close to the sea, hilly San Francisco enjoys mild weather and good views almost throughout the year. Go for a ride in the iconic San Francisco Cable Car to have a look at the whole scenic region; it is today the world’s last manually operated cable car system and is only mode of transportation listed on the National Register of Historic Places, so be sure to get a ride before it’s too late.
Do not miss out a trip to the Golden Gate Bridge as well, a suspension bridge connecting San Francisco, California to Marin County. Going over the Golden Gate, a 1.6km strait linking the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, it is amongst the most iconic symbols of both San Francisco and the United States.
Also, be sure to visit one of the most famous defunct prison in the world on Alcatraz Island which is easily accessible via a 15mins ferry ride from Pier 33. Apart from the prison, the island is also home to the United States’ oldest operating lighthouse along the West Coast.
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