BART question for San Francisco

May 14th, 2019, 07:37 AM
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nelsonian - public mass transit is a novelty for us, too, so we enjoy using it as much as possible when we travel. Ages ago, I used to ride BART into San Francisco from Concord to work every day. Now I live in a part of the country where "mass transit" translates to "add another lane to the highway, and put a toll on it." So when we've returned to SF, we ride BART even though it is not nearly so clean as it once was. Public transportation gives you a peek and some insight into people and general living in the area you are traveling.
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May 14th, 2019, 07:40 AM
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I know you take Uber often from SFO to your home in the City. How much does it cost??? Perhaps add a Fisherman's Wharf guesstimate.

Like me, SF7307 is a 45 year resident of San Francisco/peninsula. She drove to work from near SFO to the Embarcadero Center for many years. She could have driven 10 mins to the Millbrae BART station & taken BART directly to the Embarcadero Center - but I believe that was not her choice of travel mode. Care to embellish?? Or am I incorrect about you driving to work?

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May 14th, 2019, 07:44 AM
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You’re correct about everything EXCEPT we no longer live there ! We sold our SF condo in December, wintered in Arizona and now we’re “on the road” without a permanent home (temporarily).

Uber was about $30 from our home (the other end of the Embarcadero from FW, closer to SFO). I’d estimate $10 more to FW.

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May 14th, 2019, 07:45 AM
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>> Public transportation gives you a peek and some insight into people and general living in the area you are traveling. <<

BART from Concord is quite different than BART from SFO. From SFO, it is mostly underground and the above ground portion is through Daly City & other parts that are not interesting at all. You can't get much of a "peek" while underground.

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May 14th, 2019, 08:33 AM
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Sorry for being unclear - was referring to my fellow passengers, actually.
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May 15th, 2019, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Dukey1 View Post
If nothing else, take BART to the Embarcadero and get off. Come up to street level and get a taxi THERE to Fisherman's Wharf. You can easily get one at the Hyatt hotel which you will see when you come up to street level.
In the afternoon you will most likely hit peak time, so I wouldn't advise F or buses with luggage. Agree with Dukey - BART to Embarcadero and from there either taxi or Uber/Lyft.
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May 15th, 2019, 10:22 PM
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A taxi from SFO will run you $50+, Lyft,/Uber $35+, BART under $20 for 2 people. If BART, exit at Embarcadero Station in SF and take Lyft/Uber from there (about $5), or catch the Muni classic F streetcar in front of the Ferry Bldg along Embarcadero (could be crowded but they are fairly frequent). You sound like an experienced traveler so you won’t have any problems using the BART fare machine. For Muni you will need $2.50 exact change (or $5 for 2 will work); enter at the front door. Discount if you are a senior.

I use all three methods to get from the airport to my home in SF, depending on how much of a hassle my flight was. Mostly these days I use Muni/BART going to the airport, and Lyft to get home.
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