San Francisco is one of the top destinations on the West Coast of the US. The city area covers significant parts of the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay, while several attractive islands such as Alcatraz, Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island are in the surrounding area. Around 50 hills are within city boundaries, and many of the neighbourhoods got their names after them.
San Francisco most popular attractions
Golden Gate Bridge is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the most popular attraction in San Francisco. Golden Gate Park, Pier 39, Lombard Street, Alcatraz Island and the Presidio are among the other popular attractions that make San Francisco the ultimate travel destination.
Public transport options in San Francisco
The San Francisco transportation network is run by "MUNI" and includes light rail muni metro, hybrid buses and historic streetcars. To use public transport, you can buy a Clipper card, download the Muni Mobile application on your phone, or pay in cash. San Francisco is a bike-friendly city, and it's easy to explore it on foot, as well. All subway and street stations are wheelchair accessible.
Car rental in San Francisco is expensive. Visitors can rent a car if travelling outside the city or if they need one. On the other hand, San Francisco is one of the "greenest" taxi cities in America. All licensed taxi companies run on alternative fuels, so taxi transport is part of San Francisco's sustainable transportation system. Taxi drivers undergo intensive training, street navigation and background checks.
San Francisco airport transfer options
San Francisco Airport (SFO) is the largest airport in Northern California and second busiest on the West Coast after Los Angeles. The distance is approximately 21 kilometres south of downtown San Francisco. It serves as one of the main hubs for United and Alaska Airlines. The airport also features the Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum and Library.
The BART rapid rail connects the airport directly with the city. You can take a train at the station on the Departures/Ticketing Level.
To reach the station, use the free AirTrain. You can also use the Caltrain express train or the SamTrans public bus service that operates 24/7.
The San Francisco airport taxis are available at designated taxi zones in the Arrival/Baggage claim area. Official taxi coordinators assist passengers with any questions they may have at the airport taxi zones from 07:00 to 02:15. The taxi fare is charged by the meter, but destinations that are 15 miles from the city or the airport are charged 150% of the metered rate. An additional surcharge of 4 USD applies to all rides starting from San Francisco airport, but not vice versa.
The benefits of arranging a private San Francisco airport transfer with us are numerous. You can book in advance, pay online or to the driver and organise the taxi transfer according to your schedule. The driver will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name at the arrival area of the terminal. The one-way rate for a private taxi from San Francisco Airport to San Francisco city centre for two passengers is USD 78.
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