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SFO Makes Short-Term Parking Garages Free for Stays of 30 Minutes or Less

“Express Drop-Off and Pick-Up” available in Domestic Parking Garage; 30 minutes or less are free in all hourly garages from December 12, 2017 through January 8, 2018

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced a new option specifically designed to reduce roadway congestion during this holiday season, making short-term garages free for stays of 30 minutes or less.  This offer, which runs from December 12, 2017 through January 8, 2018, is available in the Domestic Parking Garage and both International Parking Garages A and G.  In addition, the Domestic Parking Garage will have an Express Drop Off and Pick Up level on the 5th floor, allowing drivers and travelers an easy way to avoid congestion.

This option gives drivers making drop-offs and pick-ups at SFO a simple alternative to the roadways around the terminals, which can become congested during holiday travel.

“We’re excited to offer an easier way to navigate through SFO this holiday season,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero.  “We encourage anyone driving to SFO, for pickup or drop-off, to take advantage of this offer as a smart alternative to busy terminal roadways.”

The top floor of the Domestic Parking Garage has been reconfigured to provide a dedicated drop-off lane adjacent the connecting walkways to each terminal.  To access this area, located on Level 5, drivers should use the far left-hand lane, marked “Express Drop Off/Pick Up”.

Any vehicles which enter and exit the hourly garages within 30 minutes will not be charged.  Vehicles parked in the garages for longer than 30 minutes will be charged for the full duration of their stay.

NOTE: vehicle height restrictions exist in the garages.  The vertical clearance for the Domestic Garage is 6’ 6”, and for both International Parking Garages A and G the clearance is 8’ 2”.

This option is available to private vehicles, limousines, and Transportation Network Companies like Lyft and Uber.  Taxis may also use this feature for drop-offs only.

After January 8, 2018, parking garages will revert to the pre-existing 10-minute grace period to enter and exit without charge.  The 30-minute pilot program will be evaluated for potential future use during other peak travel periods.