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).
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.
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.
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.
Flying into Australia's Gold Coast will take you to Gold Coast Airport, located on Eastern Avenue in Bilinga, Queensland. You can find flights to the Gold Coast on Orbitz.com, where you can easily compare multiple flights to find the best bargain. Air New Zealand and Air Asia operate out of Gold Coast Airport.
Renting a car is one of the easiest ways to travel along the Gold Coast. Orbitz.com lets you view car rental rates and vehicle options for six rental companies in an easy-to-read chart. You can also purchase tickets for the local bus or Gold Coast tourist shuttle at the transport and information desk located near the arrival terminal at the airport.
The Gold Coast has an average of 300 days of sunshine each year. Summer days often have highs in the low 80s, while winter days see minimum average temperatures around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. If you plan to visit the beaches, be sure to bring sunscreen and a bathing suit.
You can discover whales and aboriginal culture alike during your visit to Australia's Gold Coast. If you prefer the beach, you can explore the golden beaches, where the bikini was born. Most months of the year also have sporting championship festivals where you can watch surfing competitions and more. You can also visit the Gold Coast Wax Museum, Australia's largest wax museum, fly a jet with a flight simulator in Surfer's Paradise, and explore Mount Tamborine Adventure Parc for a day of action. Find out more about local attractions when you use Orbitz.com to book flights to the Gold Coast.
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