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How to Get to San Francisco

How to Get to San Francisco by Air

Catch a flight on any major airline (domestic or international) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), 15 miles south of the city. Supershuttle buses and San Mateo County Transit (SamTrans) buses charge $15 for a ride into downtown. Taxis will charge $35 for the same ride. Car rental companies are represented well here so you can easily rent a car.

How to Get to San Francisco by Rail

Amtrak trains stop at Oakland, Richmond and Emeryville. Free shuttles connect to the city.

How to Get to San Francisco by Bus

If you are driving in, you can reach San Francisco on the I-80 Interstate Highway if you are coming from the east. From the north or the south use the U.S 101. Greyhound Lines buses serve the city

Getting Around San Francisco

In San Francisco, public transport is a convenient and inexpensive way to get around town. Parking is expensive and too many one-way streets makes driving around inconvenient. The city has a range of public transit services to choose from: San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) has a network of buses, cable cars, streetcars and subways, which cover the whole city. MUNI passports valid for unlimited travel within the city are available for one day, three days and seven days. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains connect the city to the East Bay areas.

You could rent a car and be independent. Do remember parking is expensive and difficult to get. Taxis are expensive and not easily available in every neighborhood. If you are the active, athletic type, consider renting a cycle - be warned that climbing uphill can be quite a task.

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