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Ground Transportation Permits During Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 is coming! Transportation companies that do not have operating permits at SFO or are adding vehicles to their permit can apply for a special event permit. 

Limousine, charter, bus and van operators who plan to add vehicles for service at SFO between Sunday, January 31, 2016 and Tuesday, February 9, 2016 must apply for a Super Bowl 50 Special Event Permit. Permit applications will be accepted from January 14 through February 9, 2016. Applicants are encouraged to submit at least one (1) calendar day prior to the first scheduled date of operation.

If you are an existing operator and are adding vehicles, you MUST apply for a Super Bowl 50 Special Event Permit for all additional vehicles.

Vehicles that are already registered through the SFO Ground Transportation Management System are covered by their existing ground transportation permit, and DO NOT need to apply for a Super Bowl 50 Special Event Permit. However, there may be changes to your standard staging, pick-up or drop-off locations. Please visit Ground Transportation Permits for future updates. 

Permit Options

Two types of Super Bowl 50 permits are available:

  • Option A allows up to four (4) consecutive days of operation: $100.00 per vehicle
  • Option B allows five (5) to ten (10) consecutive days of operation: $250.00 per vehicle

Permits are valid only for the scheduled days of operation; however, multiple trips are permitted on each day. Each vehicle must have its own permit.

Application Process

An online version of the permit application is now available.

Apply Now for a Super Bowl 50 Special Event Permit


Please have the following information and documents available when you apply:

  • Insurance information, including a copy of your Certificate of Liability
  • Vehicle license plates, VINs, and insurance providers
  • A picture of each vehicle
  • Drivers’ names and telephone numbers
  • Projected number of trips for each date of operation


After Ground Transportation Unit (GTU) reviews and approves permit applications, payment instructions will be sent. Permits will only be issued after SFO receives payment. If there are any questions about your application, GTU will contact you.


On the day of operation, permitted drivers must present a waybill when they arrive at a designated pick-up or drop-off location. Waybills provide the following information:

  • Carrier name and TCP number
  • The type of trip (passenger pick-up or drop-off)
  • The passenger group name
  • The number of passengers in the group
  • Their airline, flight number and flight time
  • Origin and destination
  • Special needs requested by the group
  • The driver’s name and phone number

Operators are responsible for creating their own waybills. GTU has created a PDF iconSuper Bowl 50 waybill template for use by ground transportation companies.  

Super Bowl 50 Special Event Arrivals & Departures Procedures

Detailed procedures for staging, passenger pick-up and passenger drop-off are available for:


Contact SFO’s Ground Transportation Unit at GTU@flysfo.com

All operators must comply with SFO's Rules & Regulations and Event Hold Harmless statement.