Lahaina From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 261 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2621 times:
I got a real cheap ticket price to OAK. However, I need to get to San Francisco for my meeting. Is there any public shuttles to take me to Union Square San Francisco? Does Super Shuttle serve this route?
FCYTravis From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1191 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2611 times:
Hop an AirBART shuttle bus from the OAK terminal for $2, which will take you to the Oakland Airport BART station. The BART ticket will set you back $4 or $5... a steal compared to SuperShuttle. The trains will take you right into the heart of the city, just a brief walk from Union Square.
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Unmlobo From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2611 times:
I don't know about Super Shuttle or anything like that but when I flew into OAK and needed to get to San Francisco I took the shuttle bus that runs from OAK to the BART train station at the Oakland Coliseum. The BART (which stands for Bay Area Rapid Transit) train then takes you across the bay to San Francisco. I believe the shuttle bus charges $2.00 and the BART train is also about $2. Except for problems with the fare box on the bus leaving OAK the whole experience was easy and fast. Probably saves a lot of time during rush hour. Their should be a stop at Union Square.
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Lincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2576 times:
As others have posted AirBART (bus) to BART rail is your best bet at a total of less than $10 each way (or at least last time I did it, in any event much less expensive and quicker than other optionas).
I remember last time as I was riding the bus to OAK, I looked up and the name under "Your Driver Today"... "Akilla U."*
(*- At least the person I was traveling with pronounced it as "I'll kill you")
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Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2620 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2372 times:
If you've not got a lot of luggage, then BART is definitely the way to go. The AirBART shuttle bus stops are well-marked (one in front of either terminal).
Put two bucks in the fare collector (just like a regular bus), and enjoy that 10 minute ride to the Coliseum/Airport Station. When you enter the station, to your immediate left are a row of BART ticket machines, which take currency or credit cards (however, if using a credit card, be aware that you will be charged for a $20 ticket). Don't let your luggage out of your sight...it's a dicey area at times, and thieves are on the lookout for newbies concentrating on the BART ticket machines.
You should go ahead and spring for a single ticket with enough fare for a round-trip back to OAK, that way you don't have to worry about getting a ticket when coming back. Any train will take you to SF EXCEPT the Richmond-bound trains, and the platforms are well-marked.
Get off at Powell Street Station. There should be signs denoting which station exit goes to Union Square (hint: Stockton Street is a closer walk than Powell Street, of course depending on where in Union Square your hotel is located).