Traveling to San Francisco
San Francisco by Air
When flying into San Francisco, most people choose San Francisco International Airport (SFO). SFO offers easy access to most any part of the city via BART or Supershuttle ($15.00 per person). A taxi from SFO should cost between $25 and $50 depending on your destination. Finally, SFO offers the usual range of car rental options.
You also have the option of arriving through Oakland Airport, which could potentially save you money by flying Southwest or Jeb Blue. From Oakland Airport you take a $3.00 AirBART bus to an Oakland BART station, then a $6.30 BART ride to downtown San Francisco. This system operates 5AM to midnight on Monday through Saturday, and 8AM to midnight on Sundays.
Driving to San Francisco
The three major routes into San Francisco are crossing the Golden Gate Bridge from the north on highway 101 ($6.00 toll), crossing the Bay Bridge from the east on I80 ($4.00 toll), or coming up the peninsula on I280 or highway 101. Of these three routes, the Bay Bridge method is most likely to leave you stuck in traffic during rush hour. If you are using directions from an internet service (Mapquest, Google Maps, etc) be wary of their directions in the city. There are many street in San Francisco that are perfectly fine for your car, but quite stressful if you are piloting a huge truck which contains all of your worldly possessions.