August 8, 2018 at 3:36 pm NZDT #4949
As per the title, would anyone have experience or suggestions for getting from SFO to ~downtown San Francisco on either Uber, Lyft, Shuttle or Train etc please? The wife and I are over there for a few days in September. Never been to San Fran before (and over 20 years since I was in the USA) so no idea what to expect. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
StuAugust 9, 2018 at 7:52 pm NZDT #4955
The simplest and easiest way is to simply catch the BART. It leaves from the international terminal and you’re downtown in about 30 mins. You’d need to check the current price online but from memory earlier in the year it’s about $9 per person to get from the airport into the city (there is a airport surcharge built into the price).
Where exactly are you heading to downtown? If you’re not near the BART line and don’t want to then walk from a BART station to the hotel you’ll find it just as easy to catch an Uber or Lyft from the airport straight to your hotel.
Depending on the time of day and traffic an Uber or Lyft starts at just under $30 for the ride into the city. You can use Uber Pool or Lyft Line which is a shared service meaning other people will ride with you and the price drops down to around $20, but obviously the journey takes longer.August 9, 2018 at 9:37 pm NZDT #4958
Thanks Steve. We’re about 20 minutes walk from the Powell Street BART station, as it turns out, so walking isn’t an issue. Not much difference in price for two of us to catch the BART or just use Uber\Lyft. Might just see what the day brings then, as neither options need booking. Cheers!August 20, 2018 at 10:48 pm NZDT #4972
If I’m going to be travelling between San Francisco and the Bay Area I find staying near San Franicisco Airport (SFO) can work out well – along with a rental car. It all depends what your plans look like. In and around San Francisco finding parking is a challenge so using a mix of Lyft, Uber and the BART are often good choices. And they have e-bike sharing services too if you feel like riding around – checkout the Ford GoBike option.August 21, 2018 at 6:29 pm NZDT #4973
It’s a shame the GoBike is so expensive after 30 mins, but I guess it is a short trip point to point tool and not intended for tourists who may want something for a couple of hours.August 30, 2018 at 10:21 am NZDT #4983
Thanks guys! I think we’ll be using the likes of Lyft to get around to specific destinations (not so touristy) and maybe the hop on hop off types to get between touristy locations in and around the CBD/Bridge/etc. We’re not hiring a car. Everything else will be on foot. If only the bikes didn’t have Ford plastered all of them (I’m joking)!
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