Disclaimer: I have already looked up information about the public transit that is listed in the sidebar and have done other research on my own, however we are not that familiar with public transit anywhere and have never really used it before, so it is all quite confusing for us. So, I have a few questions that I can get specific answers to, so we are not completely confused when we get there.
My fiance and I are staying at America's Best Value Inn on Mcallister street near the Civic Center. I know it's not the best tourist area, already been through that, oh well that's where we are staying so no comments are needed about that. :)
Anyways, our flight comes into SFO at 10:45PM. Knowing that the area is not the best, we have been reluctant to use the BART system to get home that late at night. However, according to the hotel's website it gives these directions: "BART from airport: Get off at the Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station, and then walk up Hyde Street. The hotel is about two blocks from the station."
One option is walking late at night with our luggage for two blocks, but it doesn't seem like the best idea. But, what do you guys think?
Or, we could take a shuttle. We have been looking at different shuttle companies (Lorrie's Shuttle, Super Shuttle, etc.) They all seem OK, but they don't have the greatest reviews, so IDK? I also read that it isn't necessary to reserve a shuttle in advance. But, should we? I mean, it's going to be kind of late (around 11PM). Are there still a lot of shuttles around at this time? Or should we reserve one?
OK -- next question...
I am having a really hard time with MUNI information too. I might be stupid, I don't know, I know public transit isn't that hard, but it just confuses the heck out of me. This line goes here, this line goes there, stop and change buses here...ahhh -- so confusing.
Anyways, can anyone give a more specific explanation for which lines we need to take to get to certain places? Particularity the Pier 39 area, the Alcatraz area, Fisherman's Wharf?
I would really, really appreciate any help provided! Thank you!