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  • Transportation

    San Francisco is 46.38 square miles (7.5 miles by 3.5 miles) and surrounded by water on three sides. This makes navigation around the city easy and modes of transportation diverse.


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    Airports Back to Top

    San Francisco International Airport
    San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
    From downtown San Francisco, take Hwy. 101 south to airport exit. 15 Miles south of downtown (20-30 minutes). (650) 821-8211,
    SFO Lost & Found
    (650) 821-7014
    SFO Parking
    (650) 821-7900
    Oakland International Airport
    Oakland International Airport (OAK)
    Bay Bridge to Oakland, Hwy. 880 S.; exit Hegenberger Rd. BART to Coliseum, transfer to Air- BART shuttle (30-40 minutes). (510) 563-3300,
    OAK Lost & Found
    (510) 563-3300

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    American Airlines
    (800) 433-7300

    Southwest Airlines
    (800) 435-9792

    United Airlines
    (800) 241-6522

    Virgin Atlantic Airways
    (800) 862-8621

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    American Airporter Shuttle
    American Airporter Shuttle
    Door-to-door, 24 hours, 7 days. 202-0733,
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    Quake City Shuttle
    Quake City Shuttle
    Friendly, on-time, door-to-door service. San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose airports. 255-4899,
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    San Francisco City Shuttle
    San Francisco City Shuttle
    Residence, business, hotel. 822-2648
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    Car Rental Back to Top

    City Rent-A-Car
    City Rent-A-Car
    1748 Folsom/13th St 861-1312; 1433 Bush/Van Ness 359-1331,
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    Dubbelju Motorcycle Rentals
    Dubbelju Motorcycle Rentals
    BMW, Harley, Triumph and Honda since 1991. As motorcyclists ourselves, we know your needs and we've ridden the roads we recommend. 495-2774,
    GoCar Rentals
    GoCar Rentals
    Computer guided talking scooter cars! Hourly, daily rentals. See the San Francisco most visitors never see! 2715 Hyde/North Point and 312 Mason/O'Farrell (800) 914-6227,
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    SF's Finest Limousines
    SF's Finest Limousines
    Providing full-day Napa Wine Charters. Ride in style and comfort in a stretch limousine. Private city tours available. New limos now available. (888) 833-5466
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    Smooth Ride Town Car Limo Service
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    Enjoy a luxurious and personal tour of SF, Napa or Sonoma. Offering a variety of luxury vehicles for as low as $195. See ad for details. (650)872-7059
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    Smooth Ride Town Car Limo Service
    Smooth Ride Town Car Limo Service
    24 Hours. Rates as low as taxicab fares. From SF to SFO, Oakland and San Jose airports. Hourly rates for city and wine country tours. 685-1222
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    Public Transportation Back to Top

    AC Transit
    AC Transit
    Serves Berkeley, Oakland and other East Bay communities. In SF, buses depart from the Transbay Terminal and Financial District. (510) 839-2882,
    Links San Francisco with the East Bay and Daly City. In SF, trains run underground along Market Street. Stops at Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell, Civic Center. 989-2278,
    Rail service to the Peninsula, San Jose. In SF, trains depart from the San Francisco Caltrain Station. 4th St./King (800) 660-4287,
    Golden Gate Transit
    Golden Gate Transit
    Serves Marin County, parts of Sonoma. In SF, buses stop on Lombard St., Van Ness Ave., Geary Blvd., Financial District, Transbay Terminal. 923-2000,
    Muni Passports allow for unlimited travel, available in one-day ($15), three-day ($23) and one-week ($29),or 1-month (Fast Pass, $66) increments. Cable Car fares are $6 each way, payable on board the car. Muni Passports are sold at the following locations: Powell/Market Police Booth; Hyde/Beach, cable car terminal; Visitors Information Center, Hallidie Plaza, Powell/Market; TIX Bay Area, Stockton St./Union Sq.; Moscone Center, 4th St./Howard; Cable Car Museum, Washington/ Mason; Nordstrom, 865 Market/5th St. 673-MUNI,

    Starting Nov. 1, monthly passes can be loaded onto a re-loadable Clipper card. Clipper cards are available from ticket vending machines at Muni Metro stations, or from a Clipper retailer. Call (877) 878-8883 orgo to for a list of participating vendors.
    Serves San Mateo County including the San Francisco International Airport, Palo Alto, Daly City. In SF, buses stop in Financial District, Transbay Terminal. (800) 660-4287,

    Parking in San Francisco Back to Top

    Tow-Away Zones
    Tow-Away Zones
    If you park in a tow-away zone expect to be towed! Certain streets have designated tow-away zones during commute hours (7am-9am and 3pm-6pm). There is a fee of $393 in addition to the parking fine and daily storage fees. To claim a towed vehicle report to San Francisco AutoReturn, located at 450 7th Street. For information call 865-8200.
    Curbing Wheels
    When parking on an incline, it is a law that you turn your car wheels so they rest on the curb at the angle that would prevent a runaway vehicle. Uphill, turn your wheels out facing the street; downhill, turn your wheels into the curb. Always set your parking brake.

    Parking Garages Back to Top

    Civic Center Garage
    355 McAllister/Polk 863-3187

    Ellis-O'Farrell Garage
    833 Mission/5th St. 986-4800

    Fifth & Mission Garage
    833 Mission/5th St. 982-8522

    Japan Center Garage
    1660 Geary/Buchanan 567-45734

    Lombard Garage
    2055 Lombard/Webster 440-1984

    Moscone Center Garage
    255 3rd St./Howard 777-2782

    444 Stockton/Sutter 982-8370
    Union Square Garage
    333 Post/Geary 397-0631