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transportation from sfo to Nob Hill

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transportation from sfo to Nob Hill

what is the best way (least amount of time and money) to get from SFO airport to Nob Hill? We will only have a carry-on bag. Thanks!

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1. Re: transportation from sfo to Nob Hill

Taxi- quickest, easiest - $45 + or - a few $. Walk right outside from baggage claim and grab a cab.

Door to Door, Share ride Shuttle - $14-16 per person. May make a few other stops on the way. Catch at the upper level, outside, center isle at the Airport. Get luggage and go back upstairs. Look for Shuttle signs. Shuttle suggstion - Lorries www.sfovan.com

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2. Re: transportation from sfo to Nob Hill

If all you've got is carry on and the "least amount of money" is important. Try a BART & MUNI combo. Take BART from SFOI all the way down to Embarcadaro station (maybe Montgomery, depending on exactly where you want to go in Nob Hill) - I believe the fare from SFO to either of these stations is $5.50.

You then do up to street level and take a MUNI bus ($1.50, but if you're going to be in SF for awhile, consider buy a multi-day pass and/or check out "citypass," which combines a MUNI (weekly?) pass w/"free" museums & I think is a bargain if you'll be doing museums).

Another option from Embarcadaro is to take the California cable. It's the one the locals ride, very little to non-existant wait. (As opposed to the Powell station cable cars which have HUGE lines.)

Also, I will point out that both the multi-day pass is good on the cable car (or did they change that, maybe it's just a discount with passes now?).

The only other thing I'll add is that time of day would have some impact on this. If you're going afternoon rush hour, I wouldn't do this as the MUNI buses will be packed & running slow.

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3. Re: transportation from sfo to Nob Hill

Ways to get from The Airport to Your Hotel was declared helpful by forum enquirers jeffysgirl and D4real: geocities.com/touringsfo/…FromSFO.html

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4. Re: transportation from sfo to Nob Hill

To me, the best way, is to take a taxi, if for two people. Door to door service in the least amount of time. $40+ dollars. Less stress and headache. We tried the other ways, like cabs.

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5. Re: transportation from sfo to Nob Hill

BART to Powell street station then walk through the Union Square to Nob Hill. It's an upbill walk though, but if you are not getting off a long flight with light luggage and plenty of energy, stroll around. Otherwise, you would still have the option to take a cab after you get off the BART (may be $10 to $15).

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