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San Francisco flights: Airport guide and deals

Who to fly with and how to get in and out of San Francisco’s airport in a breeze.

From Uber costs to ground transportation, what airlines fly to San Francisco and flight deals from Australia, we’ve got you covered. With this simple guide you’ll become a pro at navigating your way from Australia to San Francisco with a smooth transition from air to ground.


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Air New Zealand - Longhaul Air New Zealand - Longhaul

USA flights from $765 return

Valid for travel from July - November 2019. Destinations include Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago and more. Sample fare is Gold Cost-San Francisco.

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Extra 10% off domestic and international flights

Valid for travel until August 2019. Destinations include Pacific Islands, Bali, Port Moresby, Los Angeles, Asia, North America, Middle East and across Australia including Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.

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San Francisco flight FAQs

Who flies to San Francisco? Qantas has direct flights from Australia to San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Other airlines that service SFO from Australia are Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, British Airways, Emirates, Air China, Hawaiian Airlines, Air New Zealand, Korean Air, Fiji Airways, Delta, Philippine Airlines, EVA Air, American Airlines, China Airlines, Air India, Air Canada, ANA, Japan Airlines, China Southern and Etihad Airways.

What are the closest airports to San Francisco? There are three major airports that serve the San Francisco Bay Area. The largest is San Francisco International Airport (SFO), which is the closest to the city centre and has the most international flights. Oakland International Airport (OAK) and San Jose International Airport (SJC) serve Oakland and San Jose respectively, which are also in the San Francisco Bay Area.

What airport transfer options are available? From SFO, taxis are available at the designated taxi areas outside each of the arrivals terminals. To get to the Rental Car Centre take the Blue Line on the AirTrain to the Rental Car Centre stop. Public transport includes the BART Rapid Rail, the Caltrain Commuter Rail and the SamTrans Bus. The BART takes you to the city centre in 30 minutes, the Caltrain connects SFO with other bay area counties and the SamTrans connects other counties to some areas of San Francisco. Private and shared transfers are also available. An Uber to the city centre will cost around US$24-$69.


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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie Yip is the travel editor at Finder and has been writing about travel and lifestyle for over a decade. She has written for Travel Weekly, Escape, Thomas Cook Magazine, Showpo, The Nibbler and Hostelworld. She was also the editor of kids magazine DMAG. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Technology Sydney and has visited over 50 countries (and counting). She has a passion for sharing her experiences and knowledge of travel and helping readers stretch their dollars while on holiday.

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