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Getting To & Around San Francisco


Where is San Francisco?

6hrs north of Los Angeles off I-580 from I-5, 15hrs south of Seattle, 10.5hrs west of Salt Lake City

Coach, Rail & Car

Transbay Terminal (425 Mission Street, 415-495-1569)
From LA ($40.5, 8.5hrs), from Seattle ($76, 23+hrs), from Salt Lake City ($73, 15.5hrs)

Due to construction, trains do not operate directly into/out of SF. Nearest station is Oakland

From the Airport

Public Transport  
SFO - Air Train from terminals to BART Yellow/Red line ($5, get off at 24th/Mission St. for Mission District hostels; Civic Center/Powell or Montgomery stops for most other hostels/hotels)
Oakland - take AirBart to BART to stops listed above

From $15 

$35-40 to downtown, a little less to Mission District

Getting Around

Underground rail lines that serve the city and East Bay (Berkeley/Oakland). Cost per trip is based on distance traveled. (415-989-2278)

San Francisco MUNI  
Buses & streetcars ($1.50), cable cars ($5/each way, $11 1-day pass), best way to get around the city, MUNI Passport for 1 ($11), 3 ($18) or 7 ($24) unlimited days. (415- 673-MUNI)

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