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Yes. You will go through US immigration and customs in San Francisco. At the baggage claim, you must collect your checked bags and take them through customs. As you exit customs, follow the sign for connecting flights; since you have purchased a single ticket, an airport employee will collect your bags from you there and they'll be taken to your next flight. ...


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San Francisco Airport-bound BART trains leave from all San Francisco BART stations and go to the airport without a change of train. It's a good idea to check the schedule, as trains may only run every 20 minutes outside of peak periods. Trains serving the airport will be say San Francisco International Airport (SFIA) on the electronic signs and announcements....


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So, I'll preface and say that if all else fails, just ask someone, like the staff at your hotel or someone on the street. People will generally be very helpful. That said, here's a station map of the BART: As you can see, all the BART train lines share a lot of the same stations on the San Francisco side, but you will want to be on the Yellow line that ...


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You can drive, take a cab, there are buses, trains, probably even helicopters, but what most people use and which is designated for travellers going downtown is the BART. You have to cross the airport by foot or in the mini train shuttle (it comes every few minutes) to access the BART station. Once you get there, the price for a one-way ticket is 8.65USD to ...


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Is visiting San Francisco viable in 5.5 hours? Only to do a drive through and not a very thorough one. Let's assume that you have your bags checked all the way through the destination and let's further assume that flights will be on time and let's even further assume that there is no traffic going to and from the airport. Under these circumstances it ...


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It's do-able, but you won't get a lot of time in the city. Unless you feel like paying for a taxi, your best option to get to the city is BART which leaves directly from the Airport. Presuming you're there on a weekday, BART leaves every 15 minutes (20-25 minutes evenings and weekends), and takes about 30 mins to the city. Allowing time to get from your ...


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Short answer - For any airport with jetways / jetbridge / airbridges, sit as far forward as you can get! Longer answer - a 777 has 4 doors on each side (5 for the 777-300), but in common with almost all planes and airports passengers only ever use the left hand side ones unless something has gone wrong. Those doors are 1L (at the front), 2L (about row 10-15,...


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You likely won't be able to fit into a "normal" cab, however SFO normally has a good assortment of types of cabs available, ranging from those with just larger trunks up to minivans and the like. There are generally taxi marshaling staff at the airport who will be able to assign you to a taxi that will work for you. Keep in mind that a cab to the South Bay ...


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What's quickest will depend on exactly when you want to leave, but as a rough idea BART + CalTrain is likely to be simplest (even if bus/buses might be faster depending on your exact arrival time) For the CalTrain down to Mountain View, you have a few trains an hour in the week (more in peak hours). Most of these stop at Millbrae, a few stop at San Bruno. ...


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You can use a shuttle service (there are several, look them up here), but you'll have to pay more for excessive baggage. For two with such a baggage it may be over $100. It would probably be cheaper to just rent a car for a day. You can drive it from SFO to San Jose, and then return it at SJC airport (which is very close to the San Jose downtown). Your ...


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Victoria is one of the few airports in Canada that does NOT have US immigration pre-clearance for flights to the US, thus on arrival at SFO you will need to pass through immigration, re-collect your bags, go through customs, re-check bags, re-clear security and then head to your gate. If you have Global Entry/Nexus and have no checked bags then it's ...


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It depends on a number of factors, but I'd say that the odds of you making this connection is very low. 85 minutes just isn't realistic for such a connection in most cases at SFO. UA862 from HKG hits SFO right on peak hour. In the hour before it lands there are at least 5 other flights arriving at the same terminal, and feeding into the same immigration ...


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According to Sleepinginairports: Showers - Location: Freshen' Up International Terminal - landside, level G, Main Hall. Hours: 7:00am - 11:00pm. Fee: $15 for the Deluxe Shower (30 minute shower + 15 minute massage chair with towel, soap, shampoo, lotion, shower shoes, and a hairdryer if required) / $ 8 for the Standard Shower (20 minute shower with ...


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Yes, your I94 will be taken out of the passport when you are leaving from Guam to Japan. You will have to fill out a new one once you enter US territory again. The only exception for this rule is when you go to Canada or Mexico for less than 30 days. This is a completely normal procedure and pretty much the same anywhere else in the world. If your visa for ...


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According to the Sleeping in Airports review, you can charge for a fee at Terminal 1, Boarding Area B near Gate 23 Terminal 3, Boarding Area E near Gate 61 Terminal 3, Boarding Area F near Gate 87 You might find free plugs elsewhere, but if you're desperate head on over and get charged up, then do more looking.


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According to Uber, it is possible, it even lists suggested prices from the airport to San Francisco and Palo Alto, one more thing: Trips to or from SFO on uberX, UberBLACK, or UberSUV are subject to a $4 airport surcharge and any applicable tolls.


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I just called the Airport Travel Agency. Bottom line: you won't know the price until you get there. But figure $35 per bag, per day. In our case the cost would be $70 for two bags for 10 hours. So, it's cheaper for us to just to keep the rental car for an extra day.


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In addition to what's mentioned in the other answer, there is one extremely important thing the airline will do to help: if you miss the connecting flight due to late arrival and/or customs delays, they will put you on a later one. (Note this applies only because you have booked the flights on a single ticket.) SFO and IAD are both United Airlines hubs, ...


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As Johns-305 notes, it is likely that they can issue you with both boarding passes when you check-in at SBA, and it may be possible for you to get your own boarding passes in advance online. Some bad news though. You will unfortunately need to exit the secure area and go back through TSA security for this itinerary. Your United flight into SFO will likely ...


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On terminal 2, near the American Airlines check-in counter, there are scales available for you to use.


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No. Philz does not have a location at the airport. As best I can tell, none of SFO's vendors brew Philz coffee either. There are a number of Peet's and Starbucks locations, and various other retailers that serve Equator Coffee, Flying Goat Coffee, wherever Joe & The Juice gets its coffee from, and Emporio Rulli roasts their own. There are Philz ...


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There is no clear price information mentioned on the airport website. The easiest thing to do will be to call or email them. Their website provides this information: Baggage storage is exclusively available at the Airport Travel Agency, located on the Departures/Ticketing Level of the International Terminal, near the entrance to Gates G91-G102. The ...


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You could take the BART (Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line) from SFO to Millbrae and catch the Caltrain from there to San Jose. Here's a BART system map: And a Caltrain system map: The next cheapest option might be a SuperShuttle.


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Rental Companies Say No to Snow Chains Sampling information from 3 car rental companies currently serving SFO would point to the harsh reality that car rentals generally don't include snow-chains in their list of additional options. What you get instead are snow/winter tyres, depending on rental season, availability and a bunch of other factors: the trick ...


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For a domestic arrival and transit, your baggage would be checked through to your final destination anyway, and it is not a concern. For an international arrival and transit, which I believe is what you are concerned with, you will claim your baggage, walk it through Customs, and then follow the Connecting Flights sign to the baggage drop immediately ...


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The cheapest public transit option that I can find seems to be SamTrans bus 398 or KX to any stop on El Camino Real, and then SamTrans bus ECR to Palo Alto, for a total of $4.50 ($2.25 for each bus).


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Welcome to Bay Area! Enjoy the weather, forgive the traffic! Now, depending on what you consider the best: Fastest: taxi (unless you arrive in rush hour). Expect to pay $60-100. Reasonably fast: shuttle. $29 on SuperShuttle. If you have few bags: Slow and not-so-cheap: BART + Caltrain + Stanford shuttle/walk. Around $10. Could be 1-2 hours, as BART and ...


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The question seems to be specific to a particular time in a particular place, but here are more generalized suggestions: Google Maps and IOS Maps have public transit information for some cities. Often Google will tell you the cost (I do not know whether it is accurate). Google pretends to have more flexibility, but when you change the date you want to ...


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Singapore Airlines flights arrive into the G wing of the International terminal at SFO. The Departure level is located directly above the arrivals level. After going through immigration and collecting bags, your friend will pass through customs who will direct her to the exit on the right-hand side (the other side is for connecting flights). After ...


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Google Maps shows it as a 1 hour-1:40 trip, which seems like a good estimate, though it can vary depending on whether there are accidents or breakdowns on the bridge. Waze predicts about 1:15 at that time. When you get to SFO, you could do a quick check of Google Maps on your phone for a real-time estimate. Uber's fare estimate tool says $43-$55 (this will ...


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