SFO Airport Parking Guide: Find Cheap, Convenient Airport Parking
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Last Updated: July 30, 2018


San Francisco (SFO) International Airport Parking Guide

The San Francisco International Airport serves the greater Bay Area. It is located thirteen miles south of downtown San Francisco and is one of the busiest airports in the United States. There are abundant parking options near SFO. Drivers can choose from 15,000 on-airport parking options, and several hundred spots in off-site lots and garages near the airport.

Our guide to SFO Airport parking will help you understand the differences between the many airport parking options. Whether you’re looking to park for a few hours to pick up a guest, or need to find an affordable lot to leave your car for an extended period of time, Airport Parking Guides has information about a solution for you!

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Explore parking options near SFO Airport and use SpotHero to make a reservation

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San Francisco Airport Parking Rates & Options

Parking at the San Francisco airport costs from $2 for Terminal Parking (first 15 mins) to $38 for the first day of Valet Parking. See below for a full set of short and long-term parking prices and options at San Francisco International Airport.

Long-Term Parking

There are six options for long-term parking at San Francisco Airport: the Domestic Parking Garage, International Parking Garages A and G, the Long-Term Garage, the ParkFast Garage and ParkValet. The Long-Term Garage and Lot are north of the airport and charge $25 per day. You can also park for $10 per day at an off-site parking facility that provides shuttle service to the terminals.

Long-Term Off-Site W/ Shuttle Rate
Per Day – Book Now! $10
Domestic Terminal Parking Garage Rate
Per Day $36
Long-Term Parking Garage Rate
Per Day $25
ParkFast Garage Rate
Per Day (Members) $40
Per Day (Non-Members) $42
ParkValet Rate
Per Day $45
International Terminal Parking Rate
Per Day $36


Short-Term Parking

The San Francisco Airport provides both Hourly and Daily Parking areas near the terminals. The North and South Hourly Parking Lots are located right in front of each domestic terminal entrance. If you are simply picking someone up or dropping them off here, the Hourly Parking is the perfect option, however if you need overnight parking, you should opt for either the Daily Parking or Economy Parking areas. See below for short-term parking rates.

International Lot Rate 
Per 15 Minutes $2
 Domestic Lot  Rate
Per 15 Minutes $2
ParkFast  Rate
 Per 15 Minutes  $2

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SFO Airport Parking Maps

Official Parking Map for SFO
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Cheapest Way to Travel to SFO

A study published by SpotHero found that 60% of the time, it’s cheaper to drive and park at the airport. If you’re taking an XL ride, 82% of the time you’re better off driving and parking.

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SFO Parking Resources, Discounts and Coupons

Parking at or near San Francisco International Airport can be expensive, especially if you’re parking for several days. Here are some ideas to find the best rates, discounts, and coupons to make it more affordable.

SFO Parking Guide: This helpful blog post outlines every parking option near SFO. For each parking option, it includes parking rates and tips for making parking reservations in advance.

Official Airport Parking Page: Find official airport information like rates and news. The airport site links to information on the airport, flights, and passengers.

SpotHero: SpotHero sells extra inventory from parking operators near SFO, often at a discounted rate. In addition to their website, there’s also an app available for Android and iPhone.

FlySmart: FlySmart is like having your own personal airport concierge. You have access to real-time flight information and parking lot availability. The app also includes other functionalities, such as itinerary management. This app is available for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.

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San Francisco Airport Parking Companies Near the Airport

Anza Parking – Located just 3 miles from the airport, this parking service will have you from the lot to the terminal in less than 5 minutes to eight minutes at the most. This 24/7 secured lot offers free valet and self park, as well as luggage assistance.

Burlingame Airport Parking – The 24 hour shuttle at this secured lot will get you to the airport terminal in 8 minutes or less. The shuttle runs every 20 minutes between the hours of 4:30-12:30am. Call ahead for after hours shuttle.

SkyPark – This 24 hour lot is under the watchful eye of security around the clock. The free shuttle will get you to the airport in just five minutes. This parking facility also offers complimentary valet parking and luggage assistance, as well as both indoor and outdoor parking. You can choose additional services, including car wash, detailing, oil change and other mechanical services.

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San Francisco Airport Hotel Parking with Shuttle Service

Many people are discovering the wondrous luxury that is Park, Stay, and Fly packages offered by many hotels. These deals allow you to stay at the hotel the night before your flight and take the complimentary shuttle to the airport, while leaving your car parked at the hotel. The following hotels offer Park, Stay, and Fly packages, along with complimentary shuttle to the airport. Call the hotel ahead of time to ensure availability and rates, as they can change at any time.

Aloft San Francisco Airport
Address: 401 East Millbrae Avenue
Distance from SFO: 3 miles
Phone Number: 650-872-8232
Daily Rate: $12.00

Days Inn San Francisco International Airport West
Address: 1550 El Camino Real
Distance from SFO: 5.9 miles
Phone Number: 650-616-9600
Daily Rate: $11.00

Red Roof Inn San Francisco Airport
Address: 777 Airport Blvd
Distance from SFO: 3 miles
Phone Number: 650-342-7772
Daily Rate: $10.00

The Westin SFO Airport
Address: 1 Old Bayshore Hwy
Distance from SFO: 2.3 miles
Phone Number: 650-692-3500
Daily Rate: $15.00

Travelodge San Francisco Airport North
Address: 326 South Airport Blvd
Distance from SFO: 1.5 miles
Phone Number: 650- 583-9600
Daily Rate: $16.00

Regency Inn San Bruno/San Francisco
Address: 411 East San Bruno Avenue
Distance from SFO: 1 mile
Phone Number: 650- 589-7535
Daily Rate: $10.00

Fairfield Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport
Address: 250 El Camino Real
Distance from SFO: 1 mile
Phone Number: 650- 259-0400
Daily Rate: $12.00

Hampton Inn & Suites San Francisco-Burlingame-Airport South
Address: 1755 Bayshore Highway
Distance from SFO: 1 mile
Phone Number: 650- 697-5736
Daily Rate: $10.00

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San Francisco Airport Parking Tips 

  • SFO AirTrain – While you could walk the entire airport in approximately twenty five minutes, San Francisco Airport’s AirTrain allows you to get around the airport with greater efficiency.  The AirTrain provides access to all of the terminals, as well as the Domestic and International Parking Garage, Rental Car Center, and even connects you to the mass transit system, BART.  The AirTrain runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  There are two routes, the red and blue line and they each run anywhere from every 5 to 15 minutes. More Information here >
  • ParkFast – This parking garage is the most convenient parking option at SFO. Apply to be a member and get discounted, reserved parking every time you go to the airport. More information here >
  • Electric Vehicle Charging – EV charging is available in every parking garage and lot at SFO. Below is a map of where you can find charging stations.

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