San Francisco International Airport is one of the important transport hubs not only for domestic flights but also for flights to Europe and Asia. It is also an important airport for California and West Coast area. Downtown San Francisco is 13 miles away.
You will find many restaurants, cafes, fast food and shops with souvenirs, cosmetics, travel goods, duty-free and consumer goods at all terminals.
At the airport, there are ATMs, exchange offices, tourist information, car rentals, VIP lounges, business centre where you can work in peace, medical service, travel service with luggage storage, printer and photocopier, relaxation rooms, vending machines, mailboxes, massages, workstations with drawers, yoga rooms and very useful for long journeys are showers (Freshen Up stores) open 24/7. You can find them near Concourse G. The fee for 30 minutes shower is $25, including toiletries and a towel.
Travellers with pets can use separate rooms to relax.
For families with children, there is a children’s corner, special rooms equipped for changing and feeding, the possibility of renting colouring books, an air show or a train ride.
If you have a lot of time at the airport, there are many exhibitions to visit.
From Manchester or other major airports, you may use services of KLM, Air France, Air Lingus, Lufthansa, British Airways or other major airlines with 1 layover and standard fares up to £400. The journey time then depends on the duration of your layover, usually, it is possible to find flights with approx. 2-hour layovers.
San Francisco (SFO) airport is open 24/7.