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Transportation from SFO to Pier 33

Virginia
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Transportation from SFO to Pier 33

We are visiting SF in October. We have reservations for evening Alcatraz Tour. We are staying at Embassy Suites Burlingame, which has free service to the airport to BART. Can someone tell us the best way to get to Pier 33 via public transportation from the airport? All other tours we have planned are pick-ups from the hotel. Thanks (from Virginia) for any input.

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1. Re: Transportation from SFO to Pier 33

First off, I hope you're staying in Burlingame because you have family in the area and not because you think it's a better place from which to tour San Francisco! There are lots of hotels in the city which would not be any more costly than an Embassy Suites and would put you right in the thick of it!

Ok, that said: have the hotel shuttle drop you at the International Terminal at SFO. From there you can walk to the BART station. Fare is $5.35 (www.bart.gov for all fares and schedules). Get off at the Embarcadero station. Walk across Justin Herman Plaza and cross the Embarcadero half way and catch the F trolley to Fisherman's Wharf. The trolley stops in front of Pier 39 and the Alcatraz ferry will be just to your left.

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2. Re: Transportation from SFO to Pier 33

Agree with the above poster. Staying around SFO to visit San Francisco City is very inconvenient. Also, the R.T. BART fare for two is over $21. Allow plenty of time to get to your tour.

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3. Re: Transportation from SFO to Pier 33

Hi,

If you are going to the Wharf using the F Line as suggested you do not go as far as Pier 39.

The Alcatraz Ferry leaves from Pier 33.

Here is a link to maps and you will find Fishermans Wharf amongst them.

www.baycityguide.com/maps/maps.html

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4. Re: Transportation from SFO to Pier 33

Thanks to all for the input. Yes, I had read where the pickup had changed from Pier 39 to Pier 33. Looking forward to our trip very soon!!

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