Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
BART is a fast and inexpensive way to get from SFO to San Francisco. To access BART from SFO, just follow the signs at baggage claim for the free SFO AirTrain. Take the red or blue SFO AirTrain line to the Garage G/BART Station and purchase a ticket from the dedicated ticket machines. It is necessary to purchase a Clipper card to ride BART.
A one-way ticket is approximately $10 plus the cost of the clipper card. BART trains depart from SFO roughly every 15 minutes. For more information, please visit bart.gov
Popular app-based services such as lyft or uber are readily available in San Francisco. The pickup location for these services is the roof of the Center Garage for domestic terminal; and the Departures/Ticketing Level at the international terminal. Travel times and fares can fluctuate, but generally a one-way fare could be $40 and take 30-minutes (depending on traffic).
Taxis depart from the islands on the lower level outside the Arrivals/Baggage Claim area in all terminals. Taxis are typically available between 7am and 1am, and a typical fare runs from $46 to $66, and takes 30 minutes (depending on traffic).
Cable cars and street cars
Cable cars are located downtown and run on three lines. Powell-Hyde, Powell-Mason, and California St. The F-line streetcar runs up and down Market St and all the way to Fisherman’s Wharf. You can purchase tickets and passes in advance using the MuniMobileApp.
Muni is San Francisco’s metro system. Muni bus stops can be in the form of shelters, yellow-painted street poles, or white-painted street stops. Additionally, metro stops can be found on an island in the middle of the street and in stations. You can purchase tickets and passes in advance using the MuniMobileApp.