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Most Convenient Way To Get From SFO To Dtwn SF?

Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:30 pm

Hello everyone, I will be flying to SFO next Sunday (should be there by 7 pm) and was wondering how to get to my hotel in the Financial District.

I doubt renting a car would be a "convenient" way to get there as there's no parking in the hotel and I don't see the need to have a car, the offices I will be visiting are within walking distance from the hotel.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
 
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RE: Most Convenient Way To Get From SFO To Dtwn SF

Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:41 pm

Take the BART. There's a stop on Embarcadero/Market Street.  

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RE: Most Convenient Way To Get From SFO To Dtwn SF

Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:08 pm

I second BART. It is the easiest way downtown. You might have to walk a bit, but it is relatively close to where the main hotels are and the station is conveniently located in the center of SFO.

Taking a car would be slower and also the parking in downtown San Francisco tends to be about $40 per night.
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RE: Most Convenient Way To Get From SFO To Dtwn SF

Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:28 pm

Taxi !

Curb to door.with someone else doing the driving.
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RE: Most Convenient Way To Get From SFO To Dtwn SF

Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:58 pm

Just did this last month, though I was going to the Union Square area. The BART station at SFO is accessible via the free AirTrain people-mover. I recommend BART as well.

The BART fare machines take credit cards, which is nice. If you're not going to use BART except to/from the airport, just buy a farecard for 2x the one-way fare so you don't have to buy another farecard as you depart. Already having my farecard allowed me to catch a train that was just arriving and saved me 15 minutes of waiting at the station.
 
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RE: Most Convenient Way To Get From SFO To Dtwn SF

Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:18 pm

BART for sure! It is so convenient. I've done that a few times before when I had a few hours between flights at SFO.

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RE: Most Convenient Way To Get From SFO To Dtwn SF

Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:58 pm

BART without a doubt.

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RE: Most Convenient Way To Get From SFO To Dtwn SF

Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:21 pm

What hotel are you staying at? This will have a play in taking a taxi or BART.
 
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RE: Most Convenient Way To Get From SFO To Dtwn SF

Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:50 pm

From someone that lives in the Bay Area I would go with a cab. Its about a 15 min drive to downtown from the airport so not that far. Plus I have my issues with bart. Its noisy. Dirty and not always on time. Plus depending on the area where your hotel is the bart station will most likely stop somewhere along market which can be a not-so-good area. Just my 2 cents
 
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RE: Most Convenient Way To Get From SFO To Dtwn SF

Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:30 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 3):
Taxi !

Curb to door.with someone else doing the driving.

Isn't the BART cheaper?

And how do I get from SFO to Fisherman's Wharf? What stop do I get off at to go to Fisherman's Wharf?
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RE: Most Convenient Way To Get From SFO To Dtwn SF

Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:31 am

To go from SFO to Pier 39/Fishermans Wharf, take BART to Powell St. Then you can hop a cable car or the streetcar F line to there. If you have luggage and wanna go to the wharf, hop in a taxi. Will be easier.
 
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RE: Most Convenient Way To Get From SFO To Dtwn SF

Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:17 am

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 3):
Taxi !

I know I didn't mention it on my OP, but a taxi even though is probably the most convenient way to get there, it is also way more expensive.

Quoting mikeology (Reply 8):
stop somewhere along market which can be a not-so-good area

The hotel is about a block from Market between 7th & 8th st, seeing where the station is on google maps, it looks like it's a short walk; I will consider what you say it about it not being a good area though.

Thanks everyone for all the suggestions.
 
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RE: Most Convenient Way To Get From SFO To Dtwn SF

Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:00 pm

Quoting AA757MIA (Reply 11):
The hotel is about a block from Market between 7th & 8th st, seeing where the station is on google maps, it looks like it's a short walk; I will consider what you say it about it not being a good area though.

Yeah just a lot of homeless and pan handlers on Market. BART should be fine. And if you need a reccomendation for food I must suggest Radius. Its also between 7th and 8th 4 blocks down on Folsom.
 
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RE: Most Convenient Way To Get From SFO To Dtwn SF

Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:21 pm

Take BART to Civic Center which is 8th St. Holiday Inn, for instance, is right there on 8th St. Exit to the far right has the escalator, other exits have stairs on either side of Market.
 
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RE: Most Convenient Way To Get From SFO To Dtwn SF

Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:29 am

At that time of the night, I would be quite hesitant to be walking around 8th street. Try Super Shuttle, not much more than BART.
 
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RE: Most Convenient Way To Get From SFO To Dtwn SF

Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:01 pm

Quoting legacyins (Reply 14):
At that time of the night, I would be quite hesitant to be walking around 8th street. Try Super Shuttle, not much more than BART.

Exactly. Reason why I believe cab is the better choice. Or shuttle

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