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cheaper way to travel with family from SFO to Hotel at Lombard street.

by samitbabu Online Now Mar 25, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Hi, I am travelling to SFO in July 2013 for abt 3 days. We shall reach SFO at around 1.30 pm and are booked at Town House Motel at 1650 Lombard street.
Can anyone suggest a cheaper way to reach hotel with a family of three instead of the 50USD cab fare?
Answers Appreciated !!!

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    Re: cheaper way to travel with family from SFO to Hotel at Lombard street.

    by brotherleelove Online Now Mar 25, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Take the BART train into the city from the airport to the Civic Center Station and then take a taxi the rest of the way.

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    Re: cheaper way to travel with family from SFO to Hotel at Lombard street.

    by Agraichen Online Now Mar 25, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    BART bart.gov/schedules/quickplan... to Civic and a taxi over Van Ness to Lombard would most likely be the most direct rout and should save you a few dollars, though the time of day will make a major difference in the cost due to traffic in down town SF.

    A slower route would be to combine BART and MUNI http://www.sfmta.com/cms/home/sfmta.php to get to your location. MUNI can get you to virtually any address (within the block) in SF but it is not the fastest mode of transportation. The map planner in the url will help you decide which makes sense for you.

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    by ATXtraveler Online Now Mar 25, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    I agree. The BART is available at the airport and is 8 USD per person into town.

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    by goodfish Online Now Mar 25, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Just to add, you may purchase round-trip BART tickets in advance here if you'd like to have them in hand when you reach the airport. They cost a little more this way but some folks like the convenience:

    arestravel.com/4575_attracti...

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    Re: cheaper way to travel with family from SFO to Hotel at Lombard street.

    by samitbabu Online Now Mar 25, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Thanks Guys ..answers my query ..
    but for 3 persons I guess the cost comes to USD 50 both ways ( bart +cabbie) instead of direct cabbie ...
    So do you guys think it is worth the trouble???
    Thanks again in advance to all concerned..

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    Re: cheaper way to travel with family from SFO to Hotel at Lombard street.

    by brotherleelove Online Now Mar 25, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    If the fare works out to be the same then take the taxi. But also check the SuperShuttle website for pricing.

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    by yvr Online Now Mar 25, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    If you really want to do it the most inexpensive way, you can take SamTrans from the airport to downtown San Francisco. It is the regional bus system. Bus KX departs from Courtyard A at the airport it is an express and will cost you $2.00pp. Get off at 9th and Mission and walk over to VanNess and Market and take the #47 northbound on VanNess to Lombard this will cost you $2.00. The KX is an hourly service from the airport just before or after the hour. There is also another SamTrans bus 292 it is a local service to San Francisco and takes much longer than the KX but it is a 20 minute to 30 minute service. If you want to use BART plan to spend $8.00pp, get off a Civic Center Station which is located on Market St. then a short walk to VanNess and catch the same #47 to Lombard.
    You can check schedules at samtrans.com and bart.com and sfmta.com for the san Francisco muni.

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    Re: cheaper way to travel with family from SFO to Hotel at Lombard street.

    by pfsmalo Online Now Mar 25, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    You have all the transport answers you need, I'm butting in just to day I stayed at the Town House years ago and found it a pretty good deal. Nice manageress and a decent free b'fast.. Quite close to the amenities and a great "greasy spoon" towards Van Ness to help your cholesterol levels along....
    Have a good trip.

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    Re: cheaper way to travel with family from SFO to Hotel at Lombard street.

    by samitbabu Online Now Mar 26, 2013 at 3:50 AM

    ) Thanks Guys ... All of you.

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    Re: cheaper way to travel with family from SFO to Hotel at Lombard street.

    by goodfish Online Now Mar 26, 2013 at 4:19 AM

    Enjoy San Francisco! The airport is quite some distance out of the city - thus the cost of cabs and whatnot - but hopefully you've found a good solution.

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    Re: cheaper way to travel with family from SFO to Hotel at Lombard street.

    by albaaust Online Now May 26, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    Agree with other correspondent. Try supershuttle. Also, we found that it is cheaper to buy ticket when you get there rather than buy ticket online. Online might give you general idea of price.

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