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San Francisco

cheaper way to travel with family from SFO to Hotel at Lombard street.

Hi, I am travelling to SFO in July 2013 for abt 3 days. We shall reach SFO at around 1.30 pm and are booked at Town House Motel at 1650 Lombard street.
Can anyone suggest a cheaper way to reach hotel with a family of three instead of the 50USD cab fare?
Answers Appreciated !!!



11 Answers


answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Oregon

Take the BART train into the city from the airport to the Civic Center Station and then take a taxi the rest of the way.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Chula Vista

BART bart.gov/schedules/quickplan... to Civic and a taxi over Van Ness to Lombard would most likely be the most direct rout and should save you a few dollars, though the time of day will make a major difference in the cost due to traffic in down town SF.

A slower route would be to combine BART and MUNI http://www.sfmta.com/cms/home/sfmta.php to get to your location. MUNI can get you to virtually any address (within the block) in SF but it is not the fastest mode of transportation. The map planner in the url will help you decide which makes sense for you.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Allen

I agree. The BART is available at the airport and is 8 USD per person into town.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Minneapolis

Just to add, you may purchase round-trip BART tickets in advance here if you'd like to have them in hand when you reach the airport. They cost a little more this way but some folks like the convenience:

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answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Dubai

Thanks [VT member 93f85] ..answers my query ..
but for 3 persons I guess the cost comes to USD 50 both ways ( bart +cabbie) instead of direct cabbie ...
So do you guys think it is worth the trouble???
Thanks [VT member 93f85] in advance to all concerned..




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Oregon

If the fare works out to be the same then take the taxi. But also check the SuperShuttle website for pricing.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Vancouver

If you really want to do it the most inexpensive way, you can take SamTrans from the airport to downtown San Francisco. It is the regional bus system. Bus KX departs from Courtyard A at the airport it is an express and will cost you $2.00pp. Get off at 9th and Mission and walk over to VanNess and Market and take the #47 northbound on VanNess to Lombard this will cost you $2.00. The KX is an hourly service from the airport just before or after the hour. There is also another SamTrans bus 292 it is a local service to San Francisco and takes much longer than the KX but it is a 20 minute to 30 minute service. If you want to use BART plan to spend $8.00pp, get off a Civic Center Station which is located on Market St. then a short walk to VanNess and catch the same #47 to Lombard.
You can check schedules at samtrans.com and bart.com and sfmta.com for the san Francisco muni.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from La Gouesnière

You have all the transport answers you need, I'm butting in just to day I stayed at the Town House years ago and found it a pretty good deal. Nice manageress and a decent free b'fast.. Quite close to the amenities and a great "greasy spoon" towards Van Ness to help your cholesterol levels along....
Have a good trip.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Dubai

) Thanks [VT member 93f85] ... All of you.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Minneapolis

Enjoy San Francisco! The airport is quite some distance out of the city - thus the cost of cabs and whatnot - but hopefully you've found a good solution.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Perth

Agree with other correspondent. Try supershuttle. Also, we found that it is cheaper to buy ticket when you get there rather than buy ticket online. Online might give you general idea of price.





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