Francisco International Airport - San Francisco
International Airport is located about 15 miles from
downtown. It is the fifth largest airport in the country.
It opened in 1927and here is its website www.flysfo.com.
This airport has fine choices of dining, shopping
and it also has an Aviation Museum, which has fantastic
exhibits on the history of aviation in it. This is
the contact number for the airport. (650) 821-8211.
Transportation is the Bay Area
Rapid Transit (BART), which takes passengers
directly to and from the airport. It is a 30 minute
ride and costs $4.95. 650-689-8365; www.bart.gov.
There is also taxi, public transit or shuttle van
service available for your transportation needs. Check
with your hotel also they may have a shuttle that
will take you to the airport.
Oakland International Airport is
located in the East Bay. It is smaller, than the San
Francisco Airport. 12 million passengers go through
this modern airport every year www.flyoakland.com.
It has shops, dining and everything you will need
to begin your visit in the San Franciso area. It is
located about 20 miles from downtown San Francisco.
You can use the BART system and it stops right near
the airport. There is also an AirBart shuttle that
will take you all the way to the airport and it runs
every 15 minutes. A taxi ride into San Francisco is
$35-$50. Here is the contact information for the Oakland
International Airport. 1 Airport Drive Oakland, CA
94621 (510) 563-3300.
Mineta San Jose International Airport is
45 minutes at least from downtown San Francisco. It's
home to discount airline Southwest, and it's in the
heart of Silicon Valley. This airport is a great option
for business travelers, but is further away from the
city for visitors. Most vacationers use the San Francisco
International Airport or the Oakland International
Airport. See the website www.sjc.org/index.html.
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