Getting Around San Francisco

The San Francisco International Airport is the ninth busiest airport in the U.S., handling more than 40 million passengers on more than 1,300 flights a day from more than 35 airlines.
Door-to-door vans run between the airport and various destinations in San Francisco and surroundings. Vans are available on a walk-up basis until 2300 and pick-up is outside the Departures levels of all terminals.
The city is at the intersection of several major highways. U.S. 101 and S.R. 1, the Pacific Coastal Highway, converge on San Francisco from the north and south. From the east, Interstate 80 and U.S. 50 serve the city. Interstate Loops 580 and 680 provide access to Interstate 5, the major north-south route from Canada to Mexico.
While San Francisco is best known for its cable cars (which cost $2 per ride), there are a number of other modes of public transportation as well.

The city's Municipal Railway System (Muni) light-rail vehicles travel underground in the inner city and above ground in the outlying areas. Muni is the country's seventh largest transit system in terms of ridership. The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is an ultra-modern train system linking the city with 43 stations in the East Bay Area.

There are taxies available everywhere: DeSoto Cab Co (415-970-1300), Metro Cab (415-920-0715), Veteran's Cab (415-552-1300), Yellow Cab (415-626-2345). A number of limousine companies also provide transportation.
Amtrak rail service is available, as is CalTrain, a commuter service that operates from San Francisco to San Jose. Bus service is offered via Greyhound Bus Lines.