Transportation

San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) provides nonstop service to more than 65 U.S. cities on 22 domestic airlines and to 32 international points on 27 international carriers. A variety of services, amenities and concessions are offered at SFO including: a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train station linking SFO to San Francisco and the East Bay, and to Caltrain, which serves the Peninsula; a consolidated Rental Car Center; AirTrain, an on-airport people mover linking the garages, terminals and Rental Car Center; approximately 8,500 covered parking spaces in the terminal garages; wireless internet access in all terminals; and some of the Bay Area's favorite shops and restaurants.

Ground Transportation Information

The approximate cost of a taxi to downtown San Francisco to the hotels in our block is:  San Francisco International Airport (SFO):  $45.00; Oakland International Airport (OAK):  $55.00.  Quoted prices do not include to gratuities, taxes, surcharges or toll fees.
Additional ground transportation options include:

  • BART: (www.bart.gov) serves the downtown SF area from both San Francisco and Oakland airports.  From SFO, the transit ride is approximately $8.25 and takes approximately 30 minutes.  From Oakland airport, you must first take AirBART (for $3.00) and then connect to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART station, and from there to downtown San Francisco, the cost is approximately $3.85 and 30 minutes.
  • Shuttles:  There is no need to make an advance shuttle reservation from either airport.  SuperShuttle is the most common shuttle service.  Fares are approximately $17.00 per person from SFO and approximately $28.00 per person from OAK.  Please note that there will be multiple stops between the airport and your destination.
  • Limousines:  For private car service arrangements, please contact the concierge at your hotel in advance of your arrival. 
  • Phone Apps:  As transportation in San Francisco isn’t as easily accessible as in some cities, many are turning to their phone apps for help.  Apps such as Uber, YellowCabSF and Taxi Magic, among others, offer an easy alternative to hailing a cab.

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