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Outlet shopping and back in San Fran by 5pm

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Outlet shopping and back in San Fran by 5pm

Hi guys

I have 3/4 of a day tomorrow before having to catch a Southwest flight at 9.25pm.

Would like to see if there are any nearby outlet shopping places? I am happy taking the public transport, but I don't drive.

Also, for my flight at 9.25pm, what time should I be at the airport? I am not from US and understand that immigration checks could take much longer.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Outlet shopping and back in San Fran by 5pm

Outlet shopping is not in SF. You have to go to Gilroy which is around 2 hours South or Milpitas which is about an hour or so South. You could get to Milpitas by Bart to Fremont and then a bus from Fremont.

http://goo.gl/maps/x3r9w

Southwest flights are domestic flights so there is NO immigration check needed. Typically 90 mins is enough with checked bags.

I don't get the 3/4 of a day part. If you have a 9.25 flight at night, I would say 8pm would be fine so if you leave SF by 7 you should be there by 8 by BART from SF

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2. Re: Outlet shopping and back in San Fran by 5pm

Nearby to where? If you tell us your location we can give better answers.

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3. Re: Outlet shopping and back in San Fran by 5pm

Outlet shopping is in Gilroy which is 125km south of San Francisco. Getting there by public transportation would take about 4 hours each way

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4. Re: Outlet shopping and back in San Fran by 5pm

However getting there on public transit isn't particularly feasible.

You might look into the Great Mall in Milpitas.

Edited: 24 October 2012, 02:35
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5. Re: Outlet shopping and back in San Fran by 5pm

I agree that the Great Mall in Milpitas is the only really feasible place if you will not have a car.

While you might be able to arrange some way to the Gilroy or Vacaville outlets by Grayhound bus or something, it would take an extreme amount of time and I wouldn't recommend it.

Edited: 24 October 2012, 03:51
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6. Re: Outlet shopping and back in San Fran by 5pm

Where are you flying TO? Perhaps there is a more convenient outlet center at your destination.

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7. Re: Outlet shopping and back in San Fran by 5pm

The Outlet Hop might help.

http://www.outlethop.com/

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8. Re: Outlet shopping and back in San Fran by 5pm

Oh and I can't imagine any issues with immigration on internal flights......

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9. Re: Outlet shopping and back in San Fran by 5pm

Great Mall of Milpitas can be reached by BART then a bus in about an hour.

Take the Fremont BART train to the end of the line. Take the VTA Bus #180 Express south to the Great Mall Transit Center.

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10. Re: Outlet shopping and back in San Fran by 5pm

Isn't Vacaville closer? There are premium outlets there. There has to be six riders for $65 otherwise it's more :

http://www.outlethop.com/index_2.htm