Transportation

April 28, 2006

Getting around an unfamiliar city can make even the most seasonedtraveler a little nervous. Take the stress out of your trip andplan ahead with these travel tips.

Transportation

Travel like a pro
Getting around an unfamiliar city can make even the most seasoned traveler a little nervous. Take the stress out of your trip and plan ahead with these travel tips.

Airport transportation
The airport is located 14 miles south of downtown San Francisco, in San Mateo County. For public transit information to the airport, contact SamTrans, Caltrain, or BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit). Muni (municipal railway) does not serve the San Francisco International Airport. For shuttles and other services, call the San Francisco Transportation Hotline at 800/736-2008.

Public transit BART provides service to 43 stations including Millbrae, San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, Walnut Creek, and other locations in the East Bay. Hours of operation are weekdays 4 a.m. to midnight, Saturday 6 a.m. to midnight, Sunday and major holidays 8 a.m. to midnight. Trains run typically every 15 minutes on weekdays and 20 minutes on evenings and weekends. Fares are based on distance traveled; tickets may be purchased at stations. Phone: 510/465-BART (2278); Web: http://www.bart.gov/

Taxi cab companies

Cable cars Cable carsCables under the street power these historic cars. There are three lines: the Powell & Hyde, the Powell & Mason, and the California. Cable cars are not wheelchair accessible.

Car rental