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The City Transportation, San Francisco

San Francisco International Airport
The airport, renewed in 1999 has 3 domestic terminals and an international terminal with 2 wings. Ticketing booth is consolidated for all international flight. You can access both from Air Train station A and G.

Ground Transportations:
Air Train to move terminal to terminal or rental car center is avairable. Rental car center is the edge of the Air Train Station and when returning, you need to access the center from San Bruno Avenue.

San Francisco Airport Shuttles
There are many van services which leave from the airport for about $10-$15 per person and will take you directly to your hotel. The van services congregate in a group on the airport's second level-- one floor above the baggage claim at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The van "barkers" represent the first chance to attract unsuspecting, confused, tired, and sometimes foreign speaking travelers. A van "barker's" #1 goal is to get you into their van a.s.a.p. and your luggage in the secured back of the van. Once in the van, you are stuck waiting for the van to leave and are under the driver's control.

Taxi to the city will around 40$ and is avairable at 1st floor (lower level), yellow pillar. Yellow Can, Luxor Can, Veteran's Taxicab and De Soto Cab are the popular taxi company in San Francisco.
Rental Car
Rental Car is avairable at "Rental Car Center", taken by Air Train. 4th floor at the center is the counter of major Rental Car Company.

BART station is connecting with Air Train at Garage G/Bart Station. You can go both San Francisco and San Jose. (If your destination is San Jose, you need to transfer to CAL train at Millbrae station).
City Transportation
San Francisco Municipal Railway
Muni (Municipal Railway) provides 3 types of transportation, Cable Car, Muni Metro and Muni Bus. The system covers most of the city and its frequency is really convenient for the visitors.

Cable cars: these are historic cars which are cable-powered (cables are under the street). There are three remaining lines: the Powell & Hyde, the Powell & Mason, and the California. These are not wheelchair accessible.

Historic Streetcars: The F-Market and Wharves service runs from Fisherman's Wharf to the Castro, all on street-level tracks. This line is wheelchair accessible at most stops.
Metro, light rail vehicles, streetcars: these start underground in Metro stations then come above ground and run on rail on city streets.

Muni Buses: these are the rubber tire diesel vehicles that run on the majority of San Francisco lines. Muni bus lines are wheelchair accessible.

Trolley buses: these also have rubber tires and are powered by electric overhead wires. They travel above ground only. At this time, the 5, 14, 22, 24, 30 and 31 lines are wheelchair accessible. Muni is one of dozens of transit agencies in the Bay Area. It is not related to BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit. You must pay a separate fare on each transit agency.

The fare is $1.25 and both $1.00 bill and the coins are avairable. Need transfer ticket when getting on and free for twice.
Muni Metro: there are 6 lines of Light Rail System in San Francisco. The lines are F, J, K, L, M and N. F line is well known as the historic cars. Only coins are avairable for the fee, $1.25. Other than F line, all lines run under the Market Street and then their destination. Notice that sometimes different destination cars are connected.

  Muni Metro RouteMap
  Muni Bus RouteMap
Inter City Transportation
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)
 BART RouteMap
BART stands for "Bay Area Rapid Transit district" and rapid railroad system surrounding San Francisco Bay. The stations of BART are in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo and San Francisco International Airport. BART, this people-moving system of electric trains is a quick option for traversing San Francisco, connects San Francisco with the East Bay via an underwater tube and recently extended service to San Francisco International Airport.

Caltrain Caltrain RouteMap
Caltrain is connecting San Francisco and San Jose via SFO (Millbrae) and Stanford Univ. with 1 to 1.5 hour. The station in San Francisco is located on SOMA, Kings/4th and connected with Muni Metro (N Line). The most of the car are double-decker train pulled by the diesel engine. It is connect with VAT (Light Rail) at San Jose. At Mountain View, it's convenient to visit "Great America".

Long Distance Transportation
Rail service within California and across the United States. Amtrak has five San Francisco connecting points, including the Moscone Center (SFM), Union Square (SFS), Fisherman's Wharf (SFW), the Ferry Building (SFC), Financial District (SFF) and the San Francisco Peninsula Line (SFP), for bus service to the Emeryville train station.
California Zephyr
(San Francisco - Salt Lake City - Denver - Lincoln -Chicago)
Capitol Corridor
(San Jone - Oakland - Suisun-Fairfield - Sacrament - Auburn)
Coast Starlight
(Seattle - Salem - Redding - Oakland - Los Angeles)
San Joaquins
(Oakland / Sacramento - Stockton - Fresno - Bakersfield)

Amtrak's California Zephyr allows you to follow the trail of pioneers, gold prospectors and the Pony Express along America's earliest transcontinental rail route. Get acquainted with farmland, prairies, deserts, rivers, and mountains. Amtrak's Sightseer Lounge gets you up close to the natural splendor of the West without disturbing nature's awesome beauty. Let your mind wander back in time as the train takes you across the country.
Look forward to your own vacation skiing, soaking in steaming hot springs, or white-water rafting. Every season offers something special, from a tour and tasting at one of the area's many wineries to horseback riding along a scenic trail. Let Amtrak take you there.

The California Zephyr connects to San Francisco stations via Thruway Motorcoach Service.

Stations:San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco Shopping Center, San Francisco Financial District, San Francisco (near the Ferry Building), Emeryville.

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