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Airport Transportations

Gilbert, Arizona
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Airport Transportations

What's the quickest way to get from SFO to my hotel in Union Square? Should I take a taxi, the BART, are their shuttles?

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1. Re: Airport Transportations

depending on where exactly your hotel is located, yes, BART http://bart.gov/guide/airport/index.aspx is usually faster if it is waiting when you are on the platform (about 30 minutes travel time to Powell Station) and cheaper than a shuttle, but if your hotel is located, say, on Sutter St., it is a 10-15 minute walking distance from Powell Station BART, on a slight incline, and walking through crowds at peak commuter times. I use BART to get to and from SFO Airport, but if you are one that doesn't like to walk with luggage, a shuttle such as Super Shuttle www.supershuttle.com/ or Go Lorries http://www.gosfovan.com/ can get you there in under 45-60 minutes

Gilbert, Arizona
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Thank you. The hotel is on Bush Street.....

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Quickest outside of the rush hour would be taxi for about $45. Bart from SFO to the Powell station and a walk to your hotel would be about 35 to 40 mins at most times. but you will have to haul your bags.

Shuttle are not fast -- they wait until they are full and you may not be the first to be dropped off

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Thank you so much!

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In addition to the factors listed above, the number of people traveling can have an impact in the "calculation."

BART runs just over $8/per person and a cab will be ~$45 *regardless* of how many people. Thus, when you get up to 4 people or so the cost difference starts becoming pretty minor and when you're at 5+ people (taxi vans are available), the taxi can end up being not only more convenient & (probably) quicker, but perhaps (or certainly) cheaper.

You haven't indicated how many people you're talking about, but thought you should know.

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6. Re: Airport Transportations

Sorry to butt into this post but it appears relative to my query.

Having looked at different posts on transfers am I correct in saying that for 3 middle aged ladies one with slight difficulty walking, plus luggage, staying on Sutter street (Beresford Hotel) we would be better off getting a taxi all the way from the airport direct to hotel and book it for return? - rather than struggle on Bart & then get taxi from Powell Station to hotel?.

Also any preference on recommendations between Mr Toad's or another tour company ? do we need to book in advance? (coming next week).

many thanks

KiwiM

Edited: 02 November 2011, 21:46
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Taxi would be best. At the airport you will get plenty of cabs and the day before you leave have your hotel book you a cab to get to the airport

Check mr toads or dylans for tours. Not sure about booking in advance Check their website to see if you get a deal. It is not high season but there are a bunch of cardiologists coming for a conference to the city and they may all be sight seeing instead of listening to each other :-)

Edited: 02 November 2011, 21:53
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Thank you Belomiser.

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