Tag: Transportation

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Airports Article

Transportation, Airport, Bart, Oakland, San Jose, Sonoma

The following airports are served by commercial airlines. In addition there are many general aviation airports in the region. San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the largest and oldest airport in the region, and a major international hub airport in California second only to LAX (Los...

Ferries, boats and yachts Article

Transportation, Ferry, Boat, Yacht

Ferry Transportation Boats & Yachts - Charter & Rental

Public transportation Article

Transportation, Muni, Bart, Metro, Bus, Train, Caltrain, Amtrak

San Francisco has one of the most comprehensive public transportation systems in the United States; in fact, the Travel and Leisure Website has ranked San Francisco as having the best public transit in the country. Transport services within San Francisco and Bay Area are provided by a number of...

Caltrain Article

Transportation, Train, Caltrain

Caltrain operates a regional rail service from San Jose to its San Francisco terminal at Fourth and King. The service also runs between San Jose and Gilroy during rush hour. Caltrain is very useful for travel between San Francisco and cities of the Peninsula, Silicon Valley or South Bay. On...

Taxi Companies in San Francisco Article

Transportation, Taxi

Taxis in San Francisco are, for a large city, surprisingly inefficient and expensive. Except for taxi stations at or near downtown business hotels, or cruising just a few major arteries, taxis can be hard to find and hail, and calling for a cab can mean a 30-45 minute wait, if the cab shows up at...

Bay Area freeways Article

Transportation, Freeway

There are four major highway approaches to San Francisco. US 101 comes up the eastern side of the SF peninsula and is the most direct route from the south, although it often backs up with traffic. Interstate 280 is a more scenic route into the city from the same direction, but with poorer...

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Article

Transportation, Airport, SFO, Bart

San Francisco International Airport. IATA: SFO - ICAO: KSFO - FAA LID: SFO The largest and oldest airport in the region, and a major international hub airport in California second only to LAX (Los Angeles). The airport was first opened on May 7, 1927 on 150 acres (607,000 m2) of cow pasture. The...

Oakland International Airport (OAK) Article

Transportation, Airport, Oakland, OAK, Bart

Oakland International Airport. IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK, FAA LID: OAK The second largest airport in the region and a hub for mostly low-cost domestic flights. Oakland International is the base airport for the rapidly growing Southwest Airlines. Airlines serving Oakland International provide service to...

MUNI metro (light rail) Article

Transportation, Muni

Muni Metro is the modern incarnation of the traditional streetcar system that had served San Francisco since the late 19th century. While many streetcar lines in other cities and San Francisco itself were converted to buses after World War II, five lines survived until the 1970s, when the...

BART - Bay Area Rapid Transit Article

Transportation, Bart, Metro

The heavy-rail public transit system connects San Francisco with cities in the East Bay and suburbs in northern San Mateo County. BART operates five lines on 104 miles (167 km) of track with 43 stations in four counties. With average weekday ridership of 327,629 passengers, BART is the...