Getting around: Transportation choices abound

February 1, 2009

See transportation options for getting around San Francisco

Key Points

Airport transportation
The airport is 14 miles south of downtown San Francisco, in San Mateo County. For public transit information to the airport, contact BART ( http://www.bart.gov/), SamTrans or Caltrain. MUNI does not serve the San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
For shuttles and other services, call the San Francisco Transportation Hotline at (800) 736-2008.

Airport Express San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport Area
San Francisco airport transportation passenger service to and from San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport since 1979.
(415) 775-5121
http://www.airportexpresssf.com/

American Airporter Shuttle - San Francisco International Airport Area
Provides 24-hour, door-to-door airport ground transportation to San Francisco International Airport in late model vans with uniformed, courteous drivers.
(415) 202-0733
http://www.americanairporter.com/

SuperShuttle - San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport Area
Economical door-to-door airport ground transportation using 100 comfortable vans driven by professionally trained, uniformed drivers; providing 24-hour service to San Francisco and the greater Bay Area.
(650) 246-8942
http://www.supershuttle.com/

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, 4:00 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, 6:00 a.m. to midnight; Sunday and major holidays, 8:00 a.m. to midnight. Trains typically run every 15 minutes on weekdays and 20 minutes on evenings and weekends. Fares are based on distance traveled; tickets may be purchased at stations.
(510) 465- 2278
http://www.bart.gov/

AC Transit
(510) 891-4777
http://www.actransit.org/

Caltrain Silicon Valley
Terminal at Fourth and King Streets. Operating trains daily and holidays from San Francisco to San Jose. Weekday shuttle bus from the terminal to the Financial District during peak commute periods; connects with Muni Metro (light rail) at Fourth and King streets.
(650) 508-6200
http://www.caltrain.com/