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San Francisco Airport Taxis and Shuttles

Low-cost San Francisco airport transfer


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

Travel safely with Welcome Pickups

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Net Safety Score

We’ve introduced a metric indicating how safe travellers feel when using our services during the COVID-19 pandemic. After every ride, we ask each traveller to leave a review.

  • 20 minute gap between transfers

    Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

    Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol

  • Contactless ride

    When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.

  • Sanitiser in every car

    We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride

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Unbeatable price for your San Francisco airport transfer

Forget about waiting in the long lines, trying to navigate complicated public transport networks and leaving your luggage unattended. Instead, take a quick, direct and reliable San Francisco airport private shuttle and make your way to your hotel in comfort.

As soon as you pass through baggage claim and out into the arrivals hall, you will see your friendly driver holding a sign with your name on it. They will help you carry your luggage to your pre-selected car and share with you some local tips on how to make the most out of your stay in San Francisco.

We know that sometimes travel plans change, That’s why we provide all of our shuttle drivers with live updates on your plane’s arrival time. So, even if your flight is delayed, your driver will be waiting for you when you land. Leave your transfer needs to Welcome and start your vacation in San Francisco the right way. 


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
51 €
51 €
51 €
51 €

Welcome's San Francisco airport private shuttle fleet

At Welcome, we know that every group has different needs. That’s why we have different San Francisco private car sizes to suit each and every group. If you’re travelling with a standard group of 4, you’ll enjoy one of our stylish sedans. Or, if your group is up to 8 people, you’ll all fit inside one of our spacious and comfortable minivans. 

What our customers say about Welcome

"Anabelia, our tour guide was wonderful. She guided us through history and food and made great suggestions and enabled us to understand Greek culture and the food. I would highly recommend this tour.”

Directions for your transfer from San Francisco airport

San Francisco airport (SFO) is the major gateway to Europe, Asia and North America for California and the surrounding areas. The airport is located 22.5 km from Downtown, so your transfer will take around 35 minutes in a San Francisco airport taxi or private shuttle. After exiting San Francisco airport, your driver will head northwest onto US-101 N. They will keep left at the fork to continue on US-101 N/Central Fwy, follow signs for N Golden Gate Bridge/Ninth St/Civic Center. After travelling straight along the Central Freeway for a few km, they will then enter the city centre of San Francisco. From here, your driver will use the smaller local roads to reach your hotel.

San Francisco Airport Taxi Fare

The local drivers at San Francisco airport use a taximeter to calculate their fare, so there’s no set-rate cost for the journey into downtown San Francisco. However, the average cost of this journey is around $60 USD (€51). Keep in mind that extra costs for things such as time of travel, number of passengers and surcharges may also be applied. To secure a set-rate fee, why not book a private shuttle in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Why we are the top San Francisco airport shuttle service

At Welcome, we know that after a long flight, all you want to do is get to your hotel as quickly and pain-free as possible. Our San Francisco airport private shuttles are available 24/7 are fully personalised to your individual needs and all our local experiences are available through 5-star providers which we have personally picked based on real customer reviews. So, with all your travel needs taken care of by Welcome, all that’s left for you to do is create wonderful, lifelong memories in San Francisco.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from San Francisco Airport to downtown?

Unfortunately, there is no set rate fee for the journey from San Francisco airport to downtown. You will be charged around $60 USD (€51) for this trip based on a taximeter if you take a taxi from the line. For a guaranteed rate for your trip, book your private shuttle in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Where do I meet my shuttle driver?

One day before you’re due to take your San Francisco airport transfer, you’ll receive an email continuing your driver’s name, a recent photo and their phone number. Then, on the day of your pickup, you will find your driver waiting for you just outside of the arrivals terminal, holding a sign with your name on it. Our mobile app includes features that allow you to chat with your driver and track their live location, so no matter where you land in the airport, you won’t miss each other.

What do I do if my flight is delayed?

At Welcome, we provide all of our drivers with real-time updates on your flight path. So, no matter what time you land, your driver will be there waiting for you.

Is the cost of a San Francisco airport shuttle per person?

No, all of our quoted prices are per vehicle, not per person. You can add 4 people to our sedans and 8 to our minivans for one set-cost.

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