San Francisco and Alexandria airports and terminals
Airports in San Francisco CA, US
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Distance from City Center: 11.9 miles
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San Francisco International Airport Information
The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).
Parking at San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.
Ground Transportation Information
A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.
Restaurant Options at the Airport
The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.
Flights to Alexandria
With a population of 4.1 million people, Alexandria is the second-largest city in the country of Egypt. It is also a popular tourist attraction, with both residents and tourists receiving air services through the Borg El Arab Airport. The airport is located about 25 miles from the city of Alexandria. Airlines operating out of the Borg El Arab Airport include Air Arabia Egypt, EgyptAir, Libyan Airlines, Royal Jordanian and Nite Air. Bargain tickets can be purchased on flights to the city using Orbitz.com.
Transportation from the Airport
Transportation from the airport into Alexandria is available by taxi or shuttle bus. Local taxi drivers are unlicensed and only speak Arabic, but you can hire a car at the airport with licensed and insured drivers who speak a variety of languages.
The Weather in Alexandria
The weather in Alexandria is mild, with rainy winters and hot summers. Temperatures during the summer months tend to rise to average highs in the 80s, with lows in the high 60s and low 70s. During the winters, temperatures drop to highs in the 60s and 70s, with lows falling into the 40s and 50s. Rain can be heavy between November and March, so bring along rain gear if you are visiting during the winter months. Otherwise, dress lightly during the summers, and wear a moderate jacket during the winters, especially if you're intending to be outdoors after the sun is down.
Things to Do in Alexandria
Alexandria is a city with a long history, demonstrated by the many museums and historical sites that serve as tourist attractions for the area. Some of the greatest discoveries in Egyptian antiquity are contained in the museums of Alexandria, most notably the Alexandria National Museum and the Greco-Roman Museum. For those who'd prefer to enjoy the outdoor attractions of the city, there are several public and private beaches available to relax at or engage in a variety of water-based activities. Flights to Alexandria are available on a daily basis using Orbitz.com to make reservations.
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