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Airport to Cruise Terminal

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Airport to Cruise Terminal

We are planning a cruise in April from San Francisco. What is the fastest way to get to the cruise terminal from SFO and how long does it take and what is the approximate cost? If we arrive at 12:30 pm, does that give us enough time to get on the ship by 3:00 pm?

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1. Re: Airport to Cruise Terminal

If there are two of you, there are two fairly quick ways to get to Pier 35 on the Embarcadero:

1. Take a taxi the whole way

The ride should take about 30 minutes tops at that time.

2. Take the little airtram at the airport and get off at the International Terminal. From there, it's a few steps to BART, the regional train system that will carry you into San Francisco for $8.25 per person. Buy tickets at the machines with cash or credit cards. Ride to the Embarcadero Station, get out at the Drumm Street exit, and walk a few steps to the Hyatt Regency Hotel taxi rank (at the left of the Bldg)

Take a short taxi ride to Pier 35.

If there are more than 2 of you, just take a taxi. The BART fare would add up to $33 for 4 of you, so you might as well spend a little more on a taxi from the airport. Time is dependent on traffic conditions, but 30 minutes would probably get you there in most conditions, except if there is some Giants baseball game happening that afternoon.

Edited: 7:09 pm, February 05, 2013
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2. Re: Airport to Cruise Terminal

A cab would be around 50 and is fastest 30 mins as mentioned

Bart and then cab will take over a hour given you have to take the airtrain, wait for Bart and then take a cab.

Edited: 7:18 pm, February 05, 2013
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3. Re: Airport to Cruise Terminal

Judging from the Yelp reviews of this terminal, you might have your taxi go through the Inn and Out Burger at Fisherman's Wharf, before you get in line to get on the boat.

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4. Re: Airport to Cruise Terminal

Time to see the wackos too NorcalGirl? LOL

Edited: 7:29 pm, February 05, 2013
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5. Re: Airport to Cruise Terminal

Sure, why not? Take a drive past Aquatic Park and look at the swimmers in the freezing water. Once you get on board the ship, there will be no more wackos to watch.

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