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.
Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights to Vientiane, the laid-back capital of Laos. Visitors to Vientiane fly into Wattay International Airport, also called Vientiane International Airport, located in Vientiane Prefecture, approximately two miles west of the city. AirAsia, China Eastern Airlines, Jin Air, Lao Air, Lao Airlines, Lao Central Airlines, Thai Airways International and Vietnam Airlines offer nonstop domestic and international flights to Bangkok, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Nanning and Hanoi, among other popular cities.
Travelers arriving at Wattay International Airport can take a taxi to the center of the city. Taxi stands are located near the exit of both terminals. The cost of a taxi ride to the city's center is approximately $6. Travelers must buy a taxi coupon from the airport taxi counter before hailing a taxi. Public bus service is available from the main road, a short walk from the terminals. You can catch a bus from the main road to the city center for approximately $1.
Vientiane's weather is consistently hot and humid all year long, with average temperatures in the high 80s and 90s and average low temperatures in the high 60s and 70s. The city has a dry season and a monsoon season. The dry season runs from November through March. It is cooler in the dry season, making it a better time to visit.
The Pha That Luang and Wat Si Muang Buddhist temples are two of the most popular tourist attractions in Vientiane. Other popular sites include Patuxai, Buddha Park, Haw Phra Kaew and Lao National Museum. Orbitz.com can help you find bargain tickets for admission to area attractions and cheap flights to Vientiane.
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