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.

CHECK-IN

Terminal 2 to check in for all departing flights. (Note: arrival flights from Mexico arrive in the International Terminal, Concourses A and G.)

COUNTER HOURS

Sunday - Friday:
5:15 A.M. – 11:30 P.M. Pacific Time
Saturday:
5:15 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. Pacific Time

CHECK-IN TIME

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

Checked baggage will be accepted up until 45 minutes prior to flight departure for domestic flights and 60 minutes prior for international flights.

CARRY-ON

Check-in without bags closes 30 minutes prior to departure for domestic flights and 60 minutes prior for international flights.

ARRIVAL

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.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

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.

CLEAR

Join CLEAR and receive expedited access through all terminal security lines at SFO with a biometric member card.

POST-SECURITY CONNECTORS

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).

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE

Need help with unaccompanied minors, travelling with pets or infants, or in need of special assistance? Click here for information on our assistive services.

AIRLINE PARTNERS

INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL BOARDING AREA A

Aeromexico
800.237.6639

Asiana Airlines
888.437.7718

Cathay Pacific
800.233.2742

China Airlines
800.227.5118

China Eastern Airlines
800.200.5118

China Southern Airlines
323.653.8088

Emirates
800.777.3999

Etihad Airways
888.838.4423

Hawaiian Airlines
800.367.5320

Japan Airlines
800.525.3663

Korean Air
800.438.5000

Philippine Airlines
800.435.9725

Virgin Atlantic
800.821.5438

INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL BOARDING AREA G

Air China
800.882.8122

Air New Zealand
800.262.1234

EVA Air
800.695.1188

Scandinavian Airlines
800.435.5000

Singapore Airlines
800.742.3333

Turkish Airlines
800.874.8875

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

Starbucks
650.821.9147

POST SECURITY

Andalé Mexican Restaurant
650.821.9306

Burger Joint
650.821.9308

Cat Cora
650.821.9288

Lark Creek Grill
650.821.9315

Napa Farms Market
650.821.9312

Peet’s Coffee & Tea
650.821.0608

The Plant Cafe and Pinkberry
650.821.9290

Vino Volo
650.821.9292

Wakaba
650.821.0818

WIFI

SFO provides free WiFi in all terminals. To access, select the “#SFO FREE WIFI” network, launch a web browser, and accept the Terms & Conditions.

POWER OUTLETS

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.

SHOPPING

Compass Books
650.821.9299

Greetings from San Francisco
650.821.9323

InMotion Entertainment
650.821.9326

Kiehl’s
650.821.9151

Mango
650.821.9150

Mosaic Gallery
650.821.9321

Natalie’s Candy Jar
650.821.9301

Pacific Outfitters
650.821.9325

SFO News Express
650.821.9143

Sunset News
650.821.9144

XpresSpa
650.821.9285

Zoom Travel Stores
650.821.9285

TRAVEL SERVICES

ICE Currency Exchange Kiosk
(departure level)
310.646.0553

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
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SWEET EXTRAS

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.

SHOWER FACILITIES

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.

KIDS’ SPOT

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.

YOGA ROOM

Find your zen, post-security, before boarding your flight. Open daily in Terminal 2 of SFO.

ELEVATE PARTNERS

Join Elevate and earn points when booking with select Elevate partners at and around SFO.

Alamo
650.616.2400

Hertz
650.624.6600

Avis
650.877.6780

National
650.616.3000

Budget
650.877.0998

SFO FAQ's