California travel guide



San Francisco Travel Guide

San Francisco Transport

The best way of getting around to San Francisco is to make a combination of several options, if you plan to use public transportation often as buses, cable cars and trolley. It is a good idea to buy a Muni "Passport". This passport is available for 1, 3 and 7 days.

From the Airport
There are three airport options for San Francisco. The first is the SFO (San Francisco International Airport) is the main airport of the city, the second in the south of San Francisco. Oakland International Airport (OAK) is situated in the East Bay. The third is the SJC (Mineta San Jose International Airport).

Car Rental
Car Rentals as Hertz, Avis, Dollar, Enterprise, Budget, Alamo and The National are situated in the San Francisco Airport Rental Car Center, which you can arrive via AirTrain, on the Blue Line. AirTrains operate 24 hours a day and provides a good service throughout the airport.

You can take a taxi from the San Francisco Airport to most locations in the city. Taxis are expensive in San Francisco; the prices are between $40 and $50. The taxis are located outside each terminal's arrival area in the lower level. Since public transportation doesn't serve certain areas well (the Richmond, Pacific Heights, Nob Hill, North Beach, or the Marina), travellers to these areas would plan on taking a cab to and from the airport.

Public Transportation
The Powell Street is the most convenient stop for who is using the BART (subway) system and the Muni Metro. From BART transfer stations, you can take the Muni, a light rail transit system, which will get you to Duboce Triangle/Upper Market, South of Market/China Basin, Inner and Outer Sunset, Noe Valley, Cole Valley, and the Haight.

San Francisco is a dream city for cycler. The hills are in the middle, but flat terrain surrounds the town, including the entire length of the Great Highway, which parallels the ocean.

Rush hour: Rush hour on the city from San Francisco Airport (SFO) and San Jose Airport (SJC) starts at around 3:30 pm.

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