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Public Transport to Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View

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Public Transport to Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View

Im staying in San Francisco for four nights this September, we wont have use of a car, is there any way of getting to the Shoreline Amphitheatre using public transportation. Im not sure exactly where it is to ben honest, ive just been looking at concert tickets & thought id be better finding out if its accesible to us first!! Thanks.

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1. Re: Public Transport to Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View

It's really not that easy without a car. In a car it's about a 45 minute drive (more with traffic).

You *could* take Caltrain (so you'd have to get to the Calrrain station using MUNI ($2/person). Take Caltrain to the San Antonio station (over an hour and $12/person round trip). Walk a bit to the San Antonio shopping center to catch the #40 bus to Charleston & Huff cross streets ($2/person), then it's still about a 10 minute walk to the Ampitheatre.

And of course you'd want to check the schedules to make sure all of that transit is working on the day you choose -and at what time.

I can't really imagine what it would be like getting back at night. You can play with schedules for public transit at Google Maps, just put in your starting address and your destination will be 1 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA.

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2. Re: Public Transport to Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View

It is possible (although arguably a bit of a headache) to get to Shoreline Amphitheater on public transit, but it is extremely difficult to to return afterward because the bus stops running so early.

I suggest logging into http://sfbay.craigslist.org/rid to arrange a carpool there and back. Use common sense when arranging such a thing, of course.

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3. Re: Public Transport to Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View

Take a taxi to and from the Cal train station. You'll have to arrange for one to pick you up from Shoreline ahead of time.

BTW - Shoreline is in the city of Mountain View. it's 2.8 miles from the San Antonio Cal train station to the theater.

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4. Re: Public Transport to Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View

If you take a taxi, it's best to use the Mountain View station. If you take the bus, you'll have to use the San Antonio station.

http://www.caltrain.com - Last train is at 10:49 PM Monday-Saturday and 9:19 PM Sundays, so you'll either miss the end of the concert or miss the train.

http://www.vta.org/schedules/SC_40.html - Bus stop is still a bit of a walk (maybe half a mile?) from the amphitheater. Might not be worth it, even to get there, considering the hassle.

Alternative late-night return from Mountain View: Bus. From El Camino Real in Mountain View (a few blocks past the Caltrain station), take VTA Route 22 north to Palo Alto. Then transfer to SamTrans (http://www.samtrans.com) Route 390 and ride to Hillsdale. Then transfer once more to Route 292 to reach SF. Expect this to take 2-3 hours total--a huge headache after a long day.

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5. Re: Public Transport to Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View

It sounds like a lot of hassle!! Im now thinking a better idea would be to hire a car for 1 day. Only thing is, im staying at Parc 55 & the parking is something like $40. Plus the car hire costs, its to go & see Greenday. Its sold out over here!!

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