Posted April 17th, 2012, 12:27 AM
I wonder how many cruise passengrs have so little luggage that they'd take BART into SF from either airport. And then Muni. If I can afford a cruise, I can afford a taxi or shuttle. But some may have less luggage and/or have an easier time carrying it around.
According to Google Maps, at least, the difference in distance to the port is not great at all (under 5 miles), but SFO may have a bigger variety of shuttles (by the way, there have been discussionson some travel sites about shuttle scams out of SFO;I imagine you can find those and avoid the scams). SFO also has good sourdough bread for sale.
The distance to the port is more like 15 miles. I have never heard of a scam shuttle or taxi. They regulate who can pick up passengers at the terminals pretty carefully.
Shuttle will be around $17
Taxi around $45
BART and Muni around $9
And the perspective on cost and luggage and Bart is pretty funny.
My husband travels a great deal for work and he takes BART almost all the time. Depending on traffic it can be much quicker, and is a comfortable easy way to get out there.
Last summer we took a 3 week trip to Europe and had a checked bag and carry-ons for each of us. We walked a few blocks to BART, stacked our bags with no problem, there are open areas for luggage, and then when we arrived at SFO, walked to the check in counter.
Couldn't have been easier.
Or you can sit in a cab, or in a shuttle that stops at numerous drop offs and pick ups, watching the heavy traffic... hoping to get there in time...