San Francisco International Airport guide
Everything you need to know
Ready to fly?
Get your trip off to a flying start with Virgin Atlantic at San Francisco International Airport. From check in details to airport facilities for departures and onward travel information for arrivals, don't stress - we've got it covered.
All Virgin Atlantic flights depart from and arrive at the International Terminal.
When does my flight depart/arrive?
Unsure of your timings? It's best to be safe than sorry. Check your departure and arrival time with our handy Flight status tool.
What time should I arrive at the airport?
Leave those last-minute airport dashes to the big screen! We recommend that you arrive at least two hours before your flight is due to leave.
Do I need a visa?
Check out our Visa information pages for every country that we fly to.
Online check in
The best way to check in is online where you can pick your seat and print your boarding card. If you’re travelling with carry on baggage only, you can print off your own boarding pass and we’ll see you at the gate. Alternatively, you may use our automated self service kiosks at the airport. You'll find them next to our check in desks and they're open from six hours before departure.
Counter check in and bag drop
You’ll find our desks in Zone 10 of the International Terminal. Check in opens at 15:50 on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, and at 15:00 on other days.
Our Clubhouses provide the perfect start to your trip with that little Virgin twist to make things extra special. Our San Francisco Clubhouse is open to all our Upper Class customers and Flying Club Gold members.
San Francisco Airport's facilities
Food and drink
San Francisco Airport has a wide range of pubs, cafes and restaurants to choose from.
Grab that last-minute souvenir from one of San Francisco Airport's selection of shops.
Our team are always on hand to help make your journey go smoothly.
Airport contact details
PO Box 8097
Tel: +1 800 435 9736 or +1 650 821 8211