California travel guide



San Francisco Travel Guide

San Francisco Arrival

San Francisco airports, as all airports in North America, have improved their security operations. Travellers, therefore, should be patient and allow plenty of time when arriving or leaving. San Francisco has an extensive network of buses, ferries and light rail systems that will take you to practically any destination of your choice throughout of San Francisco.

For traffic and public transit information, call free TravInfo, they operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere in the 415, 408, 510 and 707 area codes to give you the best information about buses, trains, bikes, ferries, carpools, road conditions, park and ride.

Arriving by Air
San Francisco International Airport is the primary airport of San Francisco.

Arriving by Car

if you drive from Los Angeles area, I-5 is the fastest and manageable direct route but there is also a scenic coast road, Route 1. I-5 stretches all the way from Seattle to San Diego so is the best option when travelling to San Francisco from starting points on the west coast. San Francisco is also easily reached by Route 101, the north-south thoroughfare and Route 80, the transcontinental highway from the east.

Getting Around San Francisco

Once in San Francisco, there are a diversity of transportation options all of them are regular, comfortable and reliable. Buses, taxis and shuttle buses are fully visible with well marked pick up and set down points, both downtown and beyond. For reaching the dizzy heights of the city it is almost necessary to take a ride on the trolley buses that continually scale the almost vertical gradients of the San Francisco hills.

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