San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
The Scoop On SFO
Whether you're arriving or departing, find all the information you need about San Francisco International Airport (SFO) for your next mood-lit ride on Virgin America.
Terminal 2 to check in for all departing flights. (Note: arrival flights from Mexico arrive in the International Terminal, Concourses A and G.)
Sunday - Friday:
We recommend arriving 90 minutes prior to departure for domestic flights, and 120 minutes prior to departure for international flights.
CURBSIDE BAGGAGE HOURS
5:00 A.M - 8:00 P.M. Pacific Time
Checked baggage will be accepted up until 45 minutes prior to flight departure for domestic flights and 60 minutes prior for international flights.
Check-in without bags closes 30 minutes prior to departure for domestic flights and 60 minutes prior for international flights.
For all domestic arrivals, Virgin America uses baggage claim carousels 3 and 4 in Terminal 2. All international arrivals use Carousel 9 in the International Terminal.
BAGGAGE SERVICE HOURS
7:30 A.M. - 12:00 A.M. Pacific Time
TSA PRE CHECK
TSA Pre✓™ expedited screening is available at Terminal 2 of SFO 4:30 A.M. - 12:30 A.M.
Certain sharp objects, liquids, foods, and gifts are not prohibited past security checkpoints. Read the TSA's Prohibited Items list for more information about prohibited items in carry-on and checked baggage.
Join CLEAR and receive expedited access through all terminal security lines at SFO with a biometric member card.
SFO post-security connectors are located between Terminal 1 (Gates 40-48) and Terminal 2 (Gates 50-59), and International Terminal (Gates G91-G102) and Terminal 3 (Gates 60-90).
Need help with unaccompanied minors, travelling with pets or infants, or in need of special assistance? Click here for information on our assistive services.
INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL BOARDING AREA A
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL BOARDING AREA G
Getting Around Terminal 2
Zip through the Terminal like a pro with our SFO Terminal 2 map, and find everything you need from WiFi to tasty eats when you arrive to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on your day of travel.
HOURS OF OPERATION
4:30 A.M. - 12:30 A.M. Pacific Time
DINING POST SECURITY
Andalé Mexican Restaurant
Lark Creek Grill
Napa Farms Market
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
The Plant Cafe and Pinkberry
SFO provides free WiFi in all terminals. To access, select the “#SFO FREE WIFI” network, launch a web browser, and accept the Terms & Conditions.
Plug into power outlets and charge your devices before your flight. Outlets and charging tables are available in the Gate areas and in the food court.
Greetings from San Francisco
Natalie’s Candy Jar
SFO News Express
Zoom Travel Stores
ICE Currency Exchange Kiosk
Wells Fargo ATMs
Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at SFO
If you have some downtime, stroll over to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at SFO located at Checkpoint A on Level 5 in the International Terminal, a short walk or train ride from Terminal 2. All confirmed Virgin America Elevate members, First Class guests, and Main Cabin Select guests are eligible to purchase Clubhouse day passes for $40.Learn More
ANIMAL RELIEF AREAS
Traveling can be ruff! Find relief for your pet at an SFO Animal Relief Area, 24 hours a day. Located in Terminal 2, Courtyard 3 of the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level. Click here for more information about traveling with pets at SFO.
CAR WASHING SERVICES
Return to a clean car in any SFO Parking Facility when you reserve a car wash by at least 3:00 p.m. the day before your return flight. To make a reservation, please visit www.buymywash.com.
Freshen up before your flight with SFO’s available-to-rent shower facilities. Located in the SFO International Terminal by Boarding Area G, pre-security. Toiletries offered.
Keep young travelers entertained before their flight with SFO’s interactive play area, Kids’ Spot. Located in Terminal 2 of SFO.
SELF-GUIDED TERMINAL TOUR
Spend time exploring your terminal before going through security with SFO’s self-guided tour. Prizes are available from 8 A.M. - 8 P.M.
SFO MEDICAL CLINIC
Receive medical services before your international flight from the SFO Medical Clinic, located in the International Terminal Main Hall. Open Monday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. and Saturday, 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Click here for more information.
SFO MUSEUM EXHIBITS
Learn something new before or after security as you walk to your gate. Map of SFO exhibitions.
Find your zen, post-security, before boarding your flight. Open daily in Terminal 2 of SFO.