Which is the better deal?
Which is the better deal?
It's a little bit apples & oranges.
MUNI Passports offer unlimited rides on all MUNI transit (including cable cars) for 1, 3, or 7 days. Whether they are a good deal or not depends on how much you ride public transit (especially the cable cars as they're $6 per ride and have no transfers). My rule of thumb is the breakeven point is about 1 cable car ride and 1 regular fare ride per day (but this doesn't really work for the 1 day passport).
Citypass *includes* a 7 day MUNI Passport which since it can be purchased by itself should be taken off the top of the cost. The rest of the Citypass buys admission to about a half dozen different museums and other things. Whether this part is worth it depends on how many of theses things you want/will do while in SF.
My rule of thumb is that you reach the breakeven point with a Citypass if you do about 1/2 of the things. The real savings occurs if you more than 1/2 of them and if you do them all the savings can be significant.
Lastly I think there are some intangible benefits (beyond just dollars & cents) to both the MUNI Passport and Citypass, but don't have time to cover those right now.
Hope this helps,
Thanks, I will go over the city passes and check out how many of the attractions we are likely to go on. I guess having the passes also speeds up admissions and you also do not have to have right change for the cable cars, etc.
I agree with HLO that the Muni pass (with or without Citi) has intangibles. The hassle-free aspect of being able to hop on board without having to root for fare or stand in line to buy a ticket . . . We used both bus and cable and I was surprised that we used the cable as much as we did (usually to get us uphill when we had tired legs). P.S. I downloaded an ap for my phone where I could enter my current location and my destination and get details on the best Muni route, boarding and travel times, walking portion and reverse routes.Edited: 06 January 2012, 12:43
Google maps app has all the info you'll ever need for walking, taking transit, or driving in San Francisco.
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