BART strike

SFO Airport readies for possible BART strike


Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers may go on strike early Monday, August 5, 2013  (again…).

If they do, it will be a big pain in the neck for travelers heading to or from San Francisco International Airport (SFO).  To help out, the airport has issued some transportation options and advice, including:

Other transit and shared rides

SFO is recommending that travelers use shared van services, the Caltrain commuter rail or SamTrans bus to the airport and look for updates information on transit options on or

Other options include taxis and the ride-share services such as Lyft, UberX, Sidecar and InstantCab.

Free SFO buses

If there is a BART strike, SFO will operate free buses between the airport BART station and the Millbrae Caltrain center. Buses will drop off and pick up passengers at the departure level of the International Terminal, outside the airport BART station.

Free buses will also operate at regular intervals between the airport and the South San Francisco (Oyster Point) ferryboat terminal. A map of these bus routes, along with other supplemental transit options, can be found here.

Kiss & Fly; Cell Phone Lot

If you are getting picked up or dropped off at SFO by car, the airport encourages you to use the Kiss-and-Fly curb at the rental car facility. From there you catch the AirTrain to the terminals.

SFO also offers a free cell-phone parking lot. It’s next to the Long Term Parking surface lot five minutes north of the terminals.