EWRandMDW From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 396 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2468 times:
If you're actually in San Francisco, I would recommend OAK. You can take BART and a connecting bus which I've found to be usually fairly decent and not overly expensive. If you're south of SF, use SJC. I've been to both and it does boil down to your "location", "location", "location".
Lincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8 Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2391 times:
Another vote for OAK and BART...
Quite possibly the only mass transportation system in California that actually works well. It really is painless to get from the Airport the the Colliseum BART station (via AirBart) to just about anywhere in San Francisco.
(Last time I was leaving San Fransisco via OAK, the "Your Driver Today" sign was "Akilla U."...try saying it aloud)
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Slovacek747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2291 times:
I'll call it Frisco thank you ver much. Much easier to say.
While OAK is closer to downtown Frisco, Oakland is has got to be one of the shittiest cities in the country and would avoid it and just go down to SJC...Plus you can pass SFO on the way and watch some beauties land and takeoff.
FutureSDPDcop From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1291 posts, RR: 5 Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2282 times:
Depends where you're headed off to as well. OAK is a bigger station and more non-stop choices if you're flying east I believe. If you're flying up and down the west coast, either airport will be fine, although OAK is way closer and you can get just about anywhere in the Bay Area from OAK via BART and the other mass trans.
AussieItaliano From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 441 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2122 times:
Quoting WindowSeat (Reply 4): Btw, please please do not call it Frisco. San Franciscans absolutely detest it being called Frisco, much less San Fran. It is ALWAYS San Francisco.
First of all, what prompted you to get your panties in a tiff? Second of all, not everyone detests it being called Frisco or San Fran.
Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 7): Agreed. Avoid the term "Frisco", or "San Fran." The residents here call it "San Francisco" or simply, "the City." You might come across a purist who will get fussy!
Yeah, there are a lot of purist fuss-pot, pain in the a$$es around here. I'll agree, but I don't let them tell me what to do.
Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 11): Seriously...if you're going to call it Frisco just don't bother coming at all.
Are you kidding me? Who died and appointed you chief immigration officer at SFO?
I love SF, it's a great city, but this mentality that has been demonstrated here is one that has tarnished it. Not many friendly people in the city these days, rather, pig-headedness has taken over. It's time to get some hospitality back.
If people really want to be purists, then I suppose they have to take Spanish pronunciation classes since the way that locals pronounce the name of the city is incorrect.
AY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 505 posts, RR: 7 Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2122 times:
Another vote for OAK! I was just there 10 days ago at San Francisco. Took a side trip to Reno out of OAK. Catch BART to Coliseum, go down the escalator and go out the exit on the left. There is an Air BART coach right there, leaves every 10 min., just 2 bucks, make sure you have the correct change, you can use bills also. Makes a stop at Terminal 1 and 2, Southwest was the second terminal. OAK is veeerrrry busy this time of year, tons of a/c movement, mostly Southwest. When I came back on Fri afternoon, I noticed the security lines were huge, so give yourself plenty of time for that. I think the BART fare was $3.85 from Civic Station, you have to use the machines to buy your tickets, and you can specify amt of ticket you want. If in doubt, put in 3 bucks, then at the other end just buy an add-on to the correct fare (the magnetic strip on the ticket records where you leave from, so when you put it in the machine at the end before exiting it will tell you the add-on amount, and gives change up to $4.95. Took me awhile to figure out the system!
Have a great trip!
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Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2533 posts, RR: 7 Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2042 times:
One can also buy a separate BART ticket at a value of $2.00 and use that to get on the AirBART bus. Might not be worthwhile, but sometimes people have leftover tickets with at least that amount on them.
In the past, i've actually used several tickets, which added together, give the required 2 bucks on get on the bus. Don't know if this is frowned upon these days or not though.
Unfortunately, the days of OAK being an uncongested airport are gone (landside anyway). My eyes are always glued to that new baggage claim area when I pass thru there these days. What a huge difference that will make when it (and the gates behind it) open.
Quoting AussieItaliano (Reply 14): Yeah, there are a lot of purist fuss-pot, pain in the a$$es around here. I'll agree, but I don't let them tell me what to do.
Aww... are we getting our panties in a tiff now?
Quoting AussieItaliano (Reply 14): I love SF, it's a great city, but this mentality that has been demonstrated here is one that has tarnished it. Not many friendly people in the city these days, rather, pig-headedness has taken over. It's time to get some hospitality back.
...and this coming from someone who doesn't even live in the city. Now I could call your city names but I won't, because us San Franciscans are very hospitable. We love you too.
Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 17): Whoa there! Apparently you didn't catch his "big grin" smiley after that comment. And nowhere does he say everyone detests "Frisco". In general, San Franciscans don't like hearing it.
I'm all in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with keyboards.