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San Francisco International Airport/Mills Field to Your Hotel
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Don't-miss Sights in San Francisco
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Ways to get from our airports
San Francisco International
Mills Field/Executive Airport
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to Your Hotel

The Fine Print
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LAYOVER: Have a few hours to kill? Here're your options!
Where to Buy San Francisco MUNIcipal Railway Passes.

Click here if you're travelling with people

SHUTTLE: $16+ for one; $28+ for two. 50% to $12 per child.
Significant discounts available on line.
If you're at least four, negotiate $65 to your destination
TAXI: Up to $50
The farthest it's possible to go is seventeen miles.
Using the San Francisco Municipal Code
taxi rates September 2011 of $5.50 to leave our airport
plus eighty-four 55¢ increments ($46.20), the highest-possible low fare is $51.70.
The meter adds 55¢ for each sixty-second delay without regard to cause.

Here are Point-to-Point taxi fares.

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I Wanna Go Through SFO

It is usually best to take the blue AirTrain line to
[San Francisco] Bay Area Rapid Transit
Fare=$8.10 to San Francisco stations.
Find your fare to elsewhere.


for Cow Hollow/Marina, Lombard Street, Pacific Heights, Van ness Avenue,
and most parts of town not mentioned below:
Board rear of train. Do not cross tracks to take a taxi
from Ninth Street (not in front of the convenient hotel) to Your Hotel.

Some Civic Center/Eighth Street hotels
Air Travel — Alexander Inn — Americania — Bijou — Britton — Buena Vista Motor Inn — Carriage House
Cathedral Hill — Embassy — Essex — Flamingo Inn — Inn At The Opera — Metropolis — Phoenix — Renoir
Rodeway Inn — TraveLodge — Whitcomb

for Nob Hill, Tenderloin, and Union Square

For the first group of hotels below, board rear of train. Cross tracks to walk up Powell Street's gentle grade. If you choose to not walk during non-business hours, go to the hotel in sight at ten o'clock for a taxi that might be $5. If you choose to not walk during business hours, do not cross tracks: a taxi stand is about 35 metres down Fifth Street.

Some Nob Hill, Tenderloin, and Union Square hotels
Andrews — Astoria — Beresford — California — Campton Place — Canterbury — Cartwright — Chancellor — Clift
Crescent — Dakota — Diva — Frank — Fusion — Gates — Globtrotter's Inn — Grand — Handlery — Herbert — Hilton
Inn at Union Square — Kensington Park — King George — Marriott, JW — Marriott Union Square — Monaco
Monticello Inn — Nikko — Powell — Prescott — Rex Savoy —  Saint Francis — Serrano — Sir San Francis Drake
Stratford — Touchstone — Union Square — Vertigo — Villa Florence

Some hotels South o' the Slot
(do not cross tracks, go down Fifth Street)

InterContinental — Milano — Pickwick

Some more South o' the Slot hotels near

Front of train, do not cross tracks, go Left on Market Street to Fourth Street.
Marriott — Mosser — Palomar

Rear of train to Montgomery Street Station, do not cross tracks, back to Third Street to board the Fisherman's Wharf bus (9X) at Stevenson Street or get a taxi at the hotel across the street.

Some Financial Neighborhood/North Beach Hotels
Baldwin — Club Quarters — Hilton — Le Meridien — Mandarin Oriental — Omni — Saint Paul — San Remo — Triton

South o'the Slot
Courtyard — Saint Regis — The Palace — Westin

Front of train.
Regency — Vitale

Argonaut — Courtyard — Hilton — Hyatt — Radisson
Sheraton — TraveLodge — Tuscan Inn — Wharf Inn

Embarcadero station: From front of train, do not cross tracks. Board a streetcar at closest stop to go the rest of the way to Fisherman's Wharf. Fare: $2.
OR cross tracks to go to the hotel in sight to get a taxi.
The March 2010 fare for the two miles from the hotel to Fisherman's Wharf:
about $11 with a 15% gratuity.

Information on this page obtained from sources that include
OUR AIRPORT's page of transportation

Your corrections and/or comments might help others.

Thank you for visiting.

Contents of TouringSFO
V 8 | V 9 | 10 XI 9 | 19 III 10 | 17 VIII 10 | 11 II 11 | 22 III 11 | 7 V 11 3 IX 11 — 9.7 Don't-miss Sights in San Francisco

Have a few hours to kill? Here's how:

If you have fewer than five hours,
Our airport is also a museum with a great deal to see and do.

If you have more than five hours, try this:
Take BART to The Embarcadero. Visit the Ferry Building. With The Bay at your right, walk to Fisherman's Wharf. From Victorian Park, take a cable car to Lombard Street. Walk down Lombard Street to Columbus Avenue. Turn right to Stockton Street. If after business hours, turn left on Pacific Avenue and right on Grant Avenue to Post Street. If during business hours, stay on Stockton Street to go left on Washington Street and right on Grant Avenue to Post Street. Turn right to Union Square, left on Powell Street to return to BART to our airport.
………Bicycling/Walking map (showing the grades of our streets) and Municipal Railway maps.
………You might also benefit from a visit to our DON'T-MISS SIGHTS page

Debark BART at Powell Street to take the Hyde Street cable car to Lombard Street. Do not cross the tracks to descend to turn right on Columbus Avenue where there's a lot of action 'til two o'clock. Then descend Grant Avenue through Chinatown.
………It will be deserted except for garbage collection and perhaps deliveries, to California Street. Turn right to the top where, at your right, is the fabulous lobby of the Fairmont Hotel. Halls have many paintings and photographs. From there, go to Huntington Park then Grace Cathedral to walk the laby­rinth. Return by going down Jones, Taylor, or Mason streets to Post Street. Turn left to Powell Street and right back to BART.

This is based on RamblinSal's RamblinSalpost of 16 February 2010

Get a San Francisco Municipal Railway day pass.
………Debark BART at the Powell Street/Hallidie Plaza station.
………Take the Hyde Street Cable Car to Lombard Street. Turn left at the bottom of the winding street, then right on Jefferson to piers 39, Hyde Street, and Municipal going through Fisherman's Wharf, Victorian Park, Ghirardelli Square, Aquatic Park and other attractions in that North Beach neighborhood.
………With The Bay at your right, go to Fort Mason to take Laguna Street to Chestnut Street to board the Nineteenth Avenue bus (28) going to the right to the Golden Gate Bridge.
………Reboard going in the same direction to debark at Funston Avenue to enter Golden Gate Park via the Rose Garden.
………Go to the observation deck of the copper-clad deYoung Museum. Turn right to the Japanese Tea Garden. On exit, turn right to the corner then left toward Irving Street to get a streetcar going to the left.
………Debark at Civic Center/Eighth Street to visit City Hall, the War Memorial Building and OperaHouse with the Court of Memory 'tween them.
………It should now be time to return to BART at the Eighth Street/Civic Center Station to take a train going to the right back to The Airport.

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On 9 April 2011, under the Subject: Muni pass, paul611 of Eastbourne, England, said:
[Edit] The three day MUNI pass is a great value. San Fran­cisco's public transportation mix of cable cars, streetcars, and busses is first class. A special men­tion to the F Wharves streetcar line that connects Fish­er­man's Wharf, via The Embarcadero and Market Street, with Eureka Valley's Castro Neigh­bor­hood using streetcars from around the world. [/Edit]

Where to Buy San Franciso Municipal Railway passes
in order of approximate proximity to Union Square (click logotype for fares):
TIX [San Francisco] BAY AREA at Union Square
WALGREEN'S at 825 Market Street
FOG CITY NEWS at 455 Market Street, 125
KIOSK at Embarcadero Station – WALGREEN'S at 88 Drumm Street
Fares BAY CROSSINGS at Ferry Building 22
CAFÉ GOOD EARTH at 835 Kearny Street
PHOTO FOCUS at 1100 Stockton Street
HOLIDAY INN at 1500 Van Ness Avenue
VAN NESS LIQUORS at 1856 Van Ness Avenue
KIOSK at Geary Street and Presidio Avenue – WALGREEN'S at 2801 Jones Street
KIOSK at Hyde Street and Beach Street
Baggage Claim Information Booth at The Airport

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Child Passenger Restraints RequirementsSafety Belts Requirements
Youths lighter than 60 pounds (27kg) and children younger than six years in moving passenger cars must be restrained, usually in a child seat up to age four and a booster seat up to age eight. Youths younger than fourteen should be in rear seat.
Owners of passenger cars for rent are required to provide, gratis, seats to restrain children.
Limousines (and probably vans) are livery. If you can document an exemption for them, please let us know.
City and inter-city buses and rail­cars are probably exempt. If you can document that they are, please let us know.

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