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San Francisco Sunset Champagne Seaplane Tour
"Your seaplane tour takes off from Sausalito a waterfront town just 4 miles (6.4 km) north of the Golden Gate Bridge. While you sip a glass of Mumm Napa a California sparkling wine made in the traditional French method enjoy a gorgeous leisurely flight over San Francisco Bay before the sun sets. Relax during this magical time when the city and water are beautifully illuminated by the indirect light of the sun.Head out to the open Pacific Ocean and then south to the Golden Gate soaring over the iconic red towers as you make your way toward downtown San Francisco. Fly past Fisherman’s Wharf Pier 39 and the skyscrapers of the Financial District
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San Francisco Love Tour
"San Francisco Sightseeing Tours aims to provide an enthusiastic and authentic way to get-to-know San Francisco. Hitch a ride for an experience that mixes both our love for modern day living and our memories of San Francisco in days gone by. Our 1970’s Vo complete with neon blue seats beaded curtains and shag carpets foster a Hippie vibe that celebrates Peace Love Freedom & Adventure. You will see breath-taking marvels such as the Golden Gate Bridge Lombard Street China Town The Castro and so much more.Travel down unique streets where other busses are forbidden. Visit the homes of San Francisco’s counter-culture icons such as The Grateful Dead
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San Francisco City Tour
"The Golden Gate Bridge is an architectural masterpiece standing at a staggering 746 feet and spanning 8981 feet completed in 1937 it was the world’s longest suspension bridge until 1964. The captivating international orange color is a unique trait of the bridge.An historic icon of San Francisco the cable cars is the world's last manually operated cable car system. Running along California street the cable car connects Union Square to Fisherman’s Wharf. Due to limited time we are passing by only.Union Square located in downtown San Francisco is a large open plaza with a towering monument commemorating The May 1st
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Buses II

Route KX is an express bus that will take you from SFO to 1st & Mission for $3.50. This bus also goes southbound to Palo Alto. To find this bus go to the north end of the terminal to baggage carousel 17, then go outside and turn right. Its on a center divider a few hundred feet after you get outside.

For schedule information go to the web site below.

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RJ1967
Feb 03, 2003

Airport shuttles

There are numerous companies that offer shuttle vans into San Francisco and other bay area destinations.
To catch a shuttle from SFO go up to the 2nd level, above baggage claim. There's shuttles there 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Before you get in a van be sure to agree on a price first. Also be sure find out how many stops it will be before you get dropped off. A short trip can turn into a long one if they drive all over town before getting to you
If you are planning to take a shuttle from your accomodation to the airport reservations are required. To take a shuttle from SFO its first come first served.
Take a look at this web site for an extensive list of shuttle companies and their phone numbers.

I used Airporter shuttle on my trip to the airport. He was on time and VERY fast. He picked me up, then 6 more ppl, and got us all 30mi/50km to the airport in 50 minutes. Since I got reservations thru my hostel it was only $9. A normal fee is $15.

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RJ1967
Feb 03, 2003

From and To The Airport

Use The Super Shuttle Bus Service if Travelling alone it's around 13$ a ride to the city from SFO and will drop you to your door. You need to head up to the Arrivals floor to catch the shuttle (this is where it will drop off passengers coming from the city to take their flights). Very Frequent every 5 mins.

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wrldtravler
Jan 01, 2003

Getting Around

Airport Shuttles : are a definite step up from busing it. Rates range from $10 to $20 per person (tickets can be bought from the driver) and it's a door-to-door service.

Taxi : The most expensive - but most convenient - option for getting into town may be your only recourse if your plane lands in the wee hours. Taxis are found outside the terminal's baggage claim area in a zone marked with yellow columns. Be sure to haggle for a flat rate.
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Dec 26, 2002
 
 
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From airport to downtown SFO

Rather than spending your bucks on a taxi ride, take the bus! It may take you a bit longer to get to Downtown, but it costs a mere USD3.00 oneway. Buses depart regularly, just outside the arrivals building. Ask an airport representative which busstop you have to go to (I wasted 20mins waiting at the wrong stop...).

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AR76
Oct 13, 2002

Arriving at the new San...

Arriving at the new San Francisco International Airport alone I had to find a way to get into the city. I literally walked outside and there were numerous people working for shuttle bus companies trying to get you on to their bus. From what I could tell, there is really no difference between the companies, if there is a shuttle waiting just hop in. If you are in a hurry, it may be a good idea to ask the driver how long the trip will take to your destination as they decide the order in which everyone is dropped off. By the way, the new San Francisco airport is ultra-modern, sleek and very minimalist. Be sure to take a look around!

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kat_on_moray
Aug 26, 2002

shuttle - $13/per person each...

shuttle - $13/per person each way.
cab - $30/per cab up to 5 person each way.
limo - $30 - $50.
We prefer that unless you are from a busy, metropolitan city, where the steering wheels are on the left side, don't drive here. People are not polite, traffic is dense, and there are too many cars for our small city, parking is crazy and expensive, take a cab, bus, or walk, you'll see sights better anyways.

EMSBIKER
Aug 25, 2002

Take the 'super shuttle' from...

Take the 'super shuttle' from SFO to the city, you'll save money on the cab fare.
Avoid MUNI (our public transportation system) they suck bigtime. However, BART and CALTRAIN are great. Try walking, it's a small city and you might find something interesting along the way.

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Aug 24, 2002

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We flew. The airport isn't...

We flew. The airport isn't that far away. If you can arrange it, try to get transfers from your hotel ... it's cheaper.
Like I said before, use the buses. Or try walking those hills; you'll be in the best shape you have ever been in a long time!

Devi
Aug 24, 2002

From the airport to your hotel

No need to worry about this. Most of the hotels propose a shuttle service for 10-15$: much less expensive than a taxi and much more confortable than a bus...

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Djinn76
Jan 19, 2003

Things to Do Near San Francisco

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