FREE WiFi at San Francisco International!!!
There are a significant number of San Francisco Airport amenities. Travelers have several choices in accessing the Internet at SFO. If the traveler chooses to use their own laptop, the entire San Francisco Airport, including the car rental facility, has free Wi-Fi. In order to access this service, select the WiFi network named “sfo free wifi.” Launch your browser and accept the terms. Hit the connect button.
The airport also has several traveler workstations at the airport in each terminal. These workstations have computers, plus places to charge laptops and cell phones. These workstations are free to use.
Those needing to rapid charge a cell phone or laptop in the airport should look for the Powerport charging units. There is a charge for this service, but units will be fully charged in minutes.
ATM Machines and Locations
San Francisco International Airport currently has 18 ATMs. This assures travelers that there is always an ATM near to them.
In the International Terminal, ATMs are located near Gate A1, near Gate A7, and after security near Gate 91.
In Terminal 1, they are located near Gate 20, near Gate 21, near Gate 25, near Gate 41, near Gate 43 and in the main lobby.
In Terminal 2, there are 3 ATMs located in boarding area D and one near Gate 58B.
In Terminal 3, ATMs are located near Gate 60, near Gate 61, near Gate 68, near Gate 71, near Gate 75, near Gate 80 and near Gate 84.
San Francisco International Airport has many airline lounges that you can use – whether you are a member or you just want to pay for a day of use. Check out the list below.
If you are wondering how to gain access to the various airline lounges, you can buy or earn memberships. Each one is different and the airlines like to reward their best, most loyal fliers with perks that make their travels a little easier and a lot more comfortable.
Airline Lounges and Locations
The best lounge within San Francisco Airport is Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouse, located at Checkpoint A on level 5 of the International Terminal. This is a great place to work with two complimentary computers and multiple plug-ins for charging laptops or cellphones. Enjoy watching the rotating digital-art exhibit that highlights the work of local artists while you wait for your flight or enjoy watching a fantastic view of San Francisco Bay out the floor–to-ceiling windows. The lounge is open from 5 AM to 11 PM. Forbes Magazine has named this lounge one of the top 10 lounges in the world. Dine on the light snacks and entrees available anytime.
Visitors may also want to check out the British Airways Terraces Lounge located in the International Terminal. This A wing lounge is available to all premium members flying with a OneWorld airline or passes can be purchased for the year or for the day. The lounge is equipped with five computers and multiple plug-ins. Visitors to the Terraces Lounge can enjoy a good selection of American wines or get a snack. Visitors can also enjoy a glass of Pommery champagne. This lounge is special because it has a backdoor that leads straight to the boarding gates affording the traveler a chance to escape the crowds and the hassles of going up and down stairs.
Many travelers enjoy relaxing in a San Francisco airport Lounge. Each lounge offers some special services.
Three lounges are open to all travelers on a pay-per-use basis. United Airlines operates two of these lounges. The first one is the United Red Carpet Club lounge located in the International Terminal, Boarding Area G between gates G91 and G102. Business travelers on United, Air China and Air New Zealand can also use this lounge for free. United Airline’s Global First Class Lounge is located on level three of the International Boarding area. Business travelers on United, ANA and Lufthansa can use this lounge. Services of these two lounges include basic snacks, finger sandwiches, sushi, soft drinks, juices, coffees, alcohol, phones, fax, wireless Internet and numerous newspapers from around the world. Each traveler can bring one guest free.
All guests can also visit the Alaska Airlines Board Room Club, located in the Domestic Terminal 1. This lounge is located on concourse B, between gates 22 and 24. It is open from 6 AM to 9 PM, except on Saturday when does not open until 7 AM. This lounge features alcohol, refreshments, soda Internet access, newspapers, magazines, telephones and fax machines.
Other lounges in the airport include:
Air France L’Espace Lounge (Boarding Area A security, level 4)
American Airlines Admirals Club (Boarding Area E)
British Airways’ Terraces Lounge (Boarding Area A security, Level 3)
China Airlines Dynasty Lounge (Boarding Area A security, Level 4)
Continental Airlines; Presidents Club (Pre-security Terminal 1)
Delta Airlines’ Crown Room (Mezzanine Level Terminal 1)
Evergreen Lounge (Boarding Area G security, Level 3)
Sakura Lounge (Boarding Area A security, Level 4)
KLM – VIP Lounge (Boarding Area A security, Level 3)
Mabuhay Lounge (Boarding Area A security, Level 4)
Silver Kris Lounge (Boarding Area G security, Level 3)
Club House Lounge (Boarding Area A security, Level 5)Terminal : International
The USO at San Francisco International Airport
The USO at San Francisco International is located in Terminal 1 on the mezzanine level. The lounge that is open 24 hours a day gives military travelers and their families a place to relax while they are traveling. Visitors to this lounge can use the Internet, watch a big-screen television, play video games, read books and magazines and nap in the lounge chairs. The USO lounge at San Francisco International Airport also allows travelers very limited overnight facilities and a place to stash their luggage.The lounge is always stocked with food for the travelers to enjoy.
One great service that military members with families far away enjoy is video recording themselves reading a story. The video is sent to the family, a gift from a parent who is desperately missing their little ones.
The wonderful volunteers operating the lounge are also great sources of information on San Francisco should the military traveler choose to leave the airport for a while.
Volunteers also make sure that no member of the military ever goes hungry or thirsty while visiting the USO lounge at SFO as the community actively gives food, often homemade by other employees in Terminal 1.
*** An additional tip for military travelers, all travelers in military uniform are welcome to use the American Airlines lounges.
If you are active duty or retired military, you and your family can visit the USO for and rest or have a snack. The USO is a nice place to get away from the crowds and relax while waiting for a flight or to rest between flights. San Francisco’s USO is one of the finest anywhere. To get to the USO, go to the mezzanine level of Terminal 1 (before the security checkpoint. Don’t go through security if you want to visit) and follow the signs for the USO. The USO is open 24 hours a day to assist our men and women of the armed forces. Call them if you have questions or need help to find them at 650-821-7613.
Additional San Francisco Airport Amenities
Because of the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, visiting San Francisco International Airport museums or other exhibits is not always at the top of our list. However, there are some interesting things to see when you have some time at SFO. You just have to know about them and know where they are! Here are a few interesting things for you to see and do while you are waiting for your flight:
Do you want something that will keep the kids occupied while waiting? Try the Kids’ Spot, located in Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. You can enjoy some interactive displays that are from the Exploratorium of San Francisco. A great way to pass the time and a nice family activity. You can find the Kids’ Spot in Terminal 2, Boarding Area D, which is near gates 54A and 58B. You can also visit the Kids’ Spot if you are in Terminal 3, Boarding Area F, near Gate 87A after you go through security. The Kids’ Spot is open 24 hours a day.
Wow! SFO has a museum! All over the airport in all of the different terminals, you will find a rotating series of displays that bring interesting art and science exhibits for you to enjoy. Next time you’re walking to your gate, slow down and browse the wonderful exhibits you’ll see along the way. There are some really great collections for you and the family to enjoy.
Aviation Museum and Library
Another museum to enjoy in the International Terminal. If you are interested in the history of flight and especially aviation history in the Pacific and at SFO, this is the museum for you. You can find the Aviation Museum in the Main Hall of the International Terminal before going through security.
The museum is open Sunday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It’s closed Saturdays and holidays. Call for more info: 650-821-9900
SFO Yoga Room
Visit SFO’s yoga room for a FREE use of the facilities. If you are into yoga, you can visit the space to relax and practice yoga. Take advantage of this free SFO amenity! The Yoga Room is located in Terminal 2, Boarding Area D over near the Recompose Area, which is inside the security check area.
Berman Reflection Room
A place for meditation and quiet self-reflection. Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Go to the International Terminal in the Main Hall before the security checkpoint.
Christian Science Reading Room
You can go to the Christian Science Reading Room to enjoy quiet, and read, meditate or just relax. It’s located in Terminal 1 near the entrance to Gates 40 – 48 before going through the security checkpoint. It’s open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Call 650-877-0105.
The Steinhart Aquarium of the California Academy of Sciences presents an aquarium exhibit that you can enjoy! Before security, stop by the aquarium in Terminal 1 on the departures/ticketing level. The exhibit is located near the Gates 40 – 48 entrance and can be viewed prior to going through the security checkpoint.