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OAK to SFO after midnight

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OAK to SFO after midnight

Hello,

I am taking an international flight that arrives at OAK at 11:40 pm after immigration and picking up bags etc I cant see myself getting out of there anytime before 12:30 am. Is there a way to get to SFO at this time using public transport?

Is it a good idea just to stay in the airport?

I have a flight the next morning that leaves out of SFO.

Any other options or suggestion of how to spend my time while waiting are welcome.

San Francisco...
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1. Re: OAK to SFO after midnight

Well BART is closed so a taxi or a shuttle is your only option to get to a hotel near SFO. That would be my suggestion. There are now shower or sleeping facilities at the airport.

Dublin, California
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2. Re: OAK to SFO after midnight

I think you mean there are **no** shower or sleeping facilities at the airport, belo. So yes OP's best bet is to take a taxi to a motel near SFO for the night. BTW, who booked your flights? You mean there isn't any connecting flight to your destination out of OAK? Or you can't fly into SFO to begin with? That seems like an expensive way to make a connection, taxi + hotel.

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3. Re: OAK to SFO after midnight

It is possible to get from OAK to SFO 24 hours a day by public transit, but it's a hassle after midnight. You would take AC Transit Route 805 from OAK to downtown Oakland, then transfer to Route 800. Once you reach San Francisco, you would transfer once more to SamTrans Route 397 to get to SFO. It takes a while.

Your best bet is to stay at a hotel near OAK that offers free shuttle service late at night. You can go to SFO the following morning by public transit: Take AC Transit Route 73 (which stops at most of the airport area hotels) to Coliseum BART Station, and then transfer to BART. Ride BART to Balboa Park and transfer (on the same platform) to the train that goes to SFO (very straightforward).

http://www.actransit.org

http://www.samtrans.com

http://www.bart.gov

Edited: 5:31 pm, February 19, 2013
San Francisco, Ca
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4. Re: OAK to SFO after midnight

If you take BART to SFO the next morning, be aware that the trains don't start as early on Sundays as other days (in case it's a Sunday).

5. Re: OAK to SFO after midnight

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