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Travel Guides 17 Sept 2020

SFO Long Term Parking

If you have decided to park your car close to the San Francisco Airport, you’re probably searching for a facility that is both affordable and in a convenient location. In this case, there are six official on-site options for SFO long term parking. These are Long Term Surface Lot, International Garage G, International Garage A, Domestic Garage, Valet, and Long Term Garage.

Below, we have put together a detailed description of these six long term parking options. We tried to gather all the available information, so we can help you look closely at all the SFO Airport long term parking options. This article offers information about rates, a price comparison table, long term parking tips, and questions that customers frequently ask about long term parking. We guarantee that after reading this article, you’ll know everything there is to know about long term parking in San Francisco Airport.


San Francisco Airport Long Term Parking Options

Parking Facility 1 Day 1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks
Long Term Surface Garage & Lot $18.00 $126.00 $252.00 $378.00 $540.00
International Garage A & G $36.00 $252.00 $504.00 $756.00 $1080.00
Domestic Garage $36.00 $252.00 $504.00 $756.00 $1080.00
Valet Parking $45.00 $315.00 $630.00 $945.00 $1350.00


SFO Long Term Garages & Surface Lot

$18 per day and $126 per week

The Long Term Parking Garages and Surface Lot at San Francisco Airport are located off-airport property, approximately 2.5 miles from the terminals, and provide complimentary shuttle service. They are open 24/7 for your convenience. Among the six parking options, this is the best long term parking SFO offers because it has the most reasonable daily/weekly/monthly rates.

Shuttle Service

Shuttles run every 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of the day, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. SFO buses have priority loading zones at each terminal for quick passenger access. In the Garage, there are electronic screens that show when the next bus is due. 

SFO Long-Term Parking shuttles pick up at the center island of the Departures Level roadway at Terminals 1, 3, and the International Terminal. For Terminal 2, the shuttle picks-up at the terminal curbside.

Additional Information

  • Capacity of Long Term Garages: over 6,500 covered parking spaces
  • Capactiy of Surface Lot: over 800 uncovered spaces
  • Height Clearance: 6'10" (Garage 1) and 8'2" (Garage 2)
  • Secured by a gated entrance and exterior fence
  • EV Charging Garage 1: 6 stalls on each floor of Levels 2-6
  • Ev Charging Garage 2: 24 stalls on Level 1 and 18 stalls on each floor of Levels 2 -6


International Garage G & International Garage A

$36 per day and $252 per week

The two International Parking Garages are located in front of the International Terminal, one on the north side and one on the south side of the airport. If you have an international flight, then the International Garages might be a good option to consider because they are within a short walking distance to the International Terminal. However, all terminals can be accessed from the garages. Take the pedestrian walkways to access the International Terminal, and use the AirTrain to access Domestic Terminals 1, 2 & 3.

AirTrain Service

Instead of shuttles, AirTrain is the means of transportation from the International Garages to the Domestic Terminals. There are AirTrain stations located in both of the International Parking Garages. In around 10 minutes, you’ll be at Domestic Terminals 1, 2, or 3. There’s no shuttle or AirTrain service from the International Garages to the International Terminal because they are within walking distance to each other.

Additional Information

  • Capacity: over 1000 parking spaces each
  • Height Clearance: 8'2"
  • EV Charging Garage A: 4 stalls on Level 2 and 15 stalls on Level 7
  • EV Charging Garage G: 8 stalls on Level 1, 4 stalls on Level 3, and 13 stalls on Level 7


Domestic Garage

$36 per day and $252 per week

The Domestic Garage is located in the center of the airport and has short and easy access to all terminals via tunnels. The parking structure is divided into five color-coded zones that are designated by airline and gate. For your convenience, park in the appropriate colored-section so that you have quick access to your terminal. To reach the facility, follow the Domestic Terminal signs under the International Terminal and then follow the "hourly" parking signs to the entrance. The expensive daily rates make the Domestic Garage much more attractive for SFO short term parking, instead.

Additional Information

  • Capacity: over 2,900 parking spaces
  • Height clearance: 6'6"
  • EV Charging: 60 stalls on Level 1 (located adjacent to the elevator lobbies)


Valet Parking*

$45 per day and $315 per week

Park VALET is the ultimate convenience that SFO has to offer, although it is the most expensive choice for long term parking near SFO. Valet Parking is located in the Domestic Garage on the Departures level, opposite Delta Air Lines. Vehicle drop-offs and retrievals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Customers can quickly drop off their car to the attendant who will take care of finding a parking spot. When you get back from your trip, the attendant will have your vehicle waiting for you. Valet parking is ideal for corporate and business travelers or travelers with a lot of luggage who don't want to walk far to the airport entrance. There is limited availability, so call the airport in advance to make a reservation. 

Valet parking includes additional amenities including access to a Business Center, phone chargers, and complimentary hot beverages, candy, and newspapers. Customers may also take advantage of car care services and laundering services for an extra fee. Plug-in Electric Vehicle charging is available.

*Due to COVID-19, Valet parking services are temporarily suspended.


Accessible Parking Services

Parking spaces for people with disabilities are provided at all parking facilities. 

In the Domestic and International Garages, you will find disabled parking spaces adjacent to the elevator lobbies.

In Long Term Parking, you will find disabled parking spaces for standard and van accessible vehicles on the first (ground) floor. The shuttle buses that run from/to SFO Long Term Parking facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Please note that you have to display at least one of the following:

  • DP (Disabled Person) license plate
  • DV (Disabled Veteran) license plate
  • Disabled Parking placard


Payment Methods 

All parking facilities at the San Francisco Airport allow you to pay with one of the following methods:

Credit Card: upon entry, insert a credit card and then find a parking space. Upon exit, insert the same credit card. Take back your credit card, the printed receipt, and exit.

Ticket and Credit Card: upon entry, take a ticket, and then park your car. Upon exit, insert the ticket and the credit card into the machine. Collect your credit card and the printed machine. Then, you can exit.

Ticket and Cash Payment: upon entry, take a ticket from the machine and park Drive to a "Cash" exit booth. Insert the ticket into the machine. Pay the cashier, collect the printed receipt, and exit.


San Francisco Airport Parking Map

SFO Airport Parking Map


Long Term Parking Tips

Parking for a longer period of time means that you have to take a number of factors into consideration. When parking for a long period, your criteria are different from when you park for a short period. At ParkFellows, we believe that the condition of the parking facility, the proximity to your terminal, and the price are the most important things to consider. So when you compare the San Francisco Airport parking rates and other services, please keep in mind the following:

Covered Parking: Opt for a covered parking option if you plan to park for more than one week. Covered parking might be slightly more expensive, but it guarantees that your car is protected from the elements. 

Proximity: SFO is a big and crowded airport and this is something that affects the time spent on things like going from the parking lot to the terminal. To reduce your stress before the flight, choose a parking lot that is close to your terminal either within walking distance or a quick shuttle ride.

Price: Parking for many days or weeks can easily become very expensive. It’s not enough to only check the rates, but you have to be aware of hidden fees or taxes before choosing to park. Use our platform to find smart prices that match your budget.


Prices are subject to change. This article was updated in September 2020. Please note that it is not possible to book at any of the official SFO Airport parking lots through ParkFellows at this moment.

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