Airport guides

When you're preparing to fly, use our convenient airport guides to find each airport's address, Alaska ticket counter information, check-in options, recommended arrival times, gate locations, and more. Combine this airport guide information with our expert travel tips to guarantee yourself a stress-free trip.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Weekend runway closure may cause flight delays. Learn more

Airport location

S. McDonnell Road and S. Link Road, San Francisco, CA 94128
(15 miles south of downtown San Francisco)

Ticket counter

International Terminal, Aisle 12
Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
4:30 am - 9:15 pm
Sunday, Wednesday:
6:45 am - 9:15 pm
All departures for Portland, Palm Springs, Salt Lake City, and International Destinations

Terminal 2 Ticket Counter, Door 2
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
3:45 am - 9:15 pm
5:15 am - 9:15 pm
All departures for Seattle, beginning 4/26/17

When to arrive at the airport

Gate locations

International Terminal, Boarding Area A
All departures for Portland, Palm Springs, Salt Lake, and International Destinations

Terminal 2, gates 50A-59
All departures for Seattle, beginning 4/26/17

Airport check-in kiosk locations

Self-service kiosks are available in the airport lobby near the ticketing/bag drop-off area.

Check in options

Online check-in

Skip the check-in line and just head straight for your gate. Online check-in details

Mobile check-in

Check in at or with one of our mobile apps from your phone or tablet between 1 to 24 hours before your flight. Mobile check-in details

Kiosk check-in

Check yourself in using our check-in kiosks, located at all of the airports throughout the Alaska Airlines system.

Ticket counter check-in

If you are traveling with a paper ticket, or just need some extra help with the check-in process on the date of departure our customer service agents are always available to help get you going with an in-person check-in. Please note that checked baggage is only accepted within 4 hours of your scheduled departure.