Get Around - Airports

Airports - BART train at airport photo

Going to the airport.

Take transit. The Bay Area is one of the few regions in the world with three major airports accessible by transit. The trip planner makes it easier to plan a trip on public transportation to and from San Francisco International Airport, Oakland International Airport, and the Mineta San Jose International Airport. When using the trip planner, just enter SFO, OAK or SJC in the address entry box. If you're taking luggage on transit, you might want to choose the preference in the Trip Planner for 'fewest transfers.'

If you plan on driving, use 511 Driving TimesSM to estimate your driving time in advance so you know when to head out the door to make your flight. Choose ‘Specific Day and Time’ to plan for your future trip. When you leave, call 511 for "Driving Times" and simply say the airport name as your destination to receive current travel times.

The 511 phone system also provides information on traffic conditions, parking rates and ground and public transportation at all three major Bay Area airports, and at Sacramento International Airport. Parking availability information is also provided for Oakland International Airport. Just call 511 and say "Airports."

Shuttles, taxis, airporters, and more.

San Francisco International Airport
Oakland International Airport
Mineta San Jose International Airport
Sacramento International Airport


San Francisco International Airport
Oakland International Airport
Mineta San Jose International Airport
Sacramento International Airport

Paying for parking.

FasTrak customers now have the option to use their FasTrak toll tags to pay their parking charges at all parking facilities at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), including the international, domestic, and long-term lots. Similar to the toll bridges, FasTrak customers who use any of these parking facilities at SFO will have the choice of using a FasTrak lane or a non-FasTrak lane when entering/exiting a parking lot. For more information, visit the FasTrak FAQ page for San Francisco International Airport.



Current and Future Driving Times

Find out how long it will take to get to your destination – now, or in the future. Use 511 Driving Times to calculate your current driving time NOW, or estimate your driving time in advance to plan an upcoming trip.


Plan Your Transit Trip – It's Easy!

Use the interactive 511 Transit Trip Planner to generate step-by-step instructions for traveling on public transportation including an itinerary with schedules, fares, time estimates, and interactive maps.

Popular Destinations- cable car photo

Popular Destinations

Find interesting and fun places to visit around the Bay Area using public transportation. Get information and transit directions to popular destinations, such as:

  • museums
  • sports & events
  • sights & attractions
  • major airports, and more

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