SFO Airport Parking Options

San Francisco International Airport

San Fran is a super popular tourist destination and a vibrant city to visit if you like food, culture, and history. The Bay Area can be pricy so finding deals and planning ahead for airport parking might be a good call.

The aiport itself is one of the major entry and departure points for passengers traveling to or from Europe and Asia. It is the largest airport in Northern California so give yourself plenty of time to navigate parking and the crowds when you travel through.

IMPORTANT: Parking options are changing frequently due to COVID. Be sure to check with the place you plan to park to verify prices and that they are open.

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    General airport info

    San Francisco International Airport

    San Francisco, CA 94128

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    Airport parking options at SFO

    On-airport lots

    Airport owned lots at SFO are pricey but closest to the airport. You'll spend $25 / day to park long-term and $2 for every 15 minutes in the hourly lots.

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    3rd party lots

    If you're parking long-term, check out private lots which range in price from $17 - $25 per day and offer pre-pay options.

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    You may be able to find a great deal on a hotel lot if you're able to plan ahead with prices as low as $5 / day last time we checked.

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    Airport owned & operated lots

    Electric Vehicle Charging: San Fran is a very green city so it's not surprising that you can find EV chargers in every garage at clearly marked spots. Charge Point plug-in stalls are available at close-in spots marked "Green Vehicle Parking" for Level 1 or Level 2 charging.

    Long term parking

    Lot name Price
    Long Term Surface Lot $18.00 /day
    Domestic Garage $36.00 /day
    Long Term Garage $18.00 /day
    Valet $45.00 /day

    Short term parking

    Lot name Price
    Long Term Surface Lot $8.00 /hour
    Domestic Garage $8.00 /hour
    Long Term Garage $8.00 /hour
    International Garage A $8.00 /hour
    International Garage G $8.00 /hour
    Cell Phone Lot $0.00 /hour

    International-Only Parking

    These are lots that only serve the international terminal(s) at SFO.

    Lot name Price
    International Garage A $36.00 /day
    International Garage G $36.00 /day

    Privately owned & operated 3rd party lots

    There are several private lots near SFO ranging from $17 - $25 per day. You may want to look into one of these options if you plan to park for several days given the on-airport lots are generally more expensive.

    Park N' Fly Airport Parking
    160 Produce Avenue
    South San Francisco, CA 94080
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    Park SFO
    195 North Access Road
    South San Francisco, CA 94080
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    1000 San Mateo Avenue
    San Bruno, CA 94066
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    Anza parking
    615 Airport Blvd
    Burlingame, CA 94010
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    Park BAP
    620 Airport Boulevard
    Burlingame, CA 94010
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    Hotel lots

    Hotel lots allow you to park at nearby hotels and the hotel shuttle takes you to the airport.

    Before using hotel lots, I’d recommend you read more about how these lots work on my guide to airport parking, particularly the section on hotel lots here.

    If you are able to use hotel parking, you may be able to find a great rate. Last I checked, prices ranged from $5 - $30 per day with the best rates found at BestParking and Way.


    Depending on the lot you choose to park at the airport and the duration and the lot you choose, the rate of the parking lot starts from $2 for the first 15 minutes to $18-$36 per 24 hours.

    Yes. You can use the cell phone lot at SFO Airport for free. Make sure to not leave the vehicle unattended.

    Generally, the cheapest parking depends on your needs. However, the most affordable parking option at SFO Airport is Long Term Garages, which offers $18 per 24 hours.

    SeaTac Airport offers valet services. The rate is $45 per 24 hours. There are also several offsite airport parking lots that offer this service for affordable rates.

    Yes. Each parking garages at SFO Airport have electric vehicle charging spots on a first-come, first-served basis. Spaces are marked with green striping and are designated as “Green Vehicle Parking.” You must supply your own connection cable for Level 1 charging.

    Yes. There is the Cell Phone Lot that allows you to park until your passenger arrives and calls to say they are ready for pickup. There is a 60-minute maximum waiting time.

    Yes. There are several parking areas at SFO Airport that are covered. However, you may also check with many offsite parking lots to see your other options.

    There are about 12-spot dedicated parking spaces for motorcycle riders are Long Term Parking you can use for free. On the other hand, if you’re planning to drive with your oversized vehicle, the height limit for vehicles entering the airport depends on the garage. Check the vehicle limit for each on their official parking webpage.

    Yes. You may check the official parking webpage of SFO Airport to see the real-time occupancy status of each parking garage.

    Yes. You may visit the airport’s official parking booking webpage to prebook your parking slot. There are several offsite parking lot options around the airport that allow early booking. Here are some of your options:

    Unfortunately, SFO Airport doesn’t offer parking discounts to active military men and veterans.

    Yes. There are marked parking spaces for customers with restricted mobility available in each parking lot near the terminal entrance, subject to availability. Your vehicle must have official disabled license plates or other permits displayed to park in these reserved spaces.

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