San Francisco International Airport (BART station)
A view of the station's boarding platforms. Because BART traffic to and from SFO has not been as high as originally anticipated, the station's center track is unused and marked with caution cones.
|Address||International Terminal, Level Three
Garage C, BART AirTrain Station
San Francisco International Airport, CA 94128
|Parking||None provided by BART, but by the Airport|
|Opened||June 22, 2003|
|Passengers (FY 2013)||6417 exits/day 7.02%|
San Francisco International Airport station is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station on the Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line located inside the San Francisco International Airport, also known as SFO or SFIA.
The station is located on level 3 of the International Terminal, next to Parking Garage G. There are two entrances and exits – one on level 3, adjacent to the grand foyer off the north side of the International Terminal; and the other is a level up at the Garage G/BART AirTrain station.
The station is a terminus station. Trains enter from an elevated wye from the west side of Highway 101. There are three tracks and corresponding bay platforms. BART traffic to and from SFO has not been as high as originally anticipated, so only two of the three tracks are currently used.
On January 1, 2008 BART eliminated direct service between the SFO station and Millbrae (except for a few trips scheduled during the first and last hour of service each day). Passengers traveling between SFO and Millbrae had to make a timed transfer at San Bruno. As of September 2012, direct service between the SFO station and Millbrae is active after 8pm on weekdays, and all day on weekends and holidays. Passengers traveling between SFO and Millbrae still need to make a timed transfer at San Bruno during all other operating hours.
There used to be a purple line connecting SFO and Millbrae, but service ended in 2004. The trains usually had 5 cars and ran every 20 minutes.
Service at this station began on June 22, 2003.
|Avg. Weekday Ridership|
|Source: Avg Weekday Exits by Station|
Recently, in 2008 and 2009 ridership has increased significantly from when the station opened in 2003. The station has experienced a reported 65% increase in ridership by 2009 over the 2003 levels.
Media related to San Francisco International Airport BART station at Wikimedia Commons
- SFO website public transit info
- BART - San Francisco Int'l Airport Station Overview
- SFO Airport to San Francisco BART Guide