San Francisco: Transportation from pier to airport

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#21
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Originally posted by Kingofcool1947
An easy 20 minute walk with one or two pieces of luggage (25”roller bag, and one backpack style 22” carry on bag) per person is not difficult, or too far, to or from the Embarcadero BART station, for us. We do that every time we sail from the San Francisco Cruise Port.
But, for many elderly or less fit PAXs, or those with mobility/health issues, or PAXs with too much luggage, then yes, a 20 minute walk could be difficult, especially if not use to walking. YMMV.
But on a sunny day, it’s a nice scenic stroll along the Embarcadero (waterfront), to or from the San Francisco Cruise Port.
Enjoy your cruise.
Will consider it. Easy walk for me not so easy for DW.
#22
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Thanks for the info!

I have a question about Super Shuttle -- Would I still be charged just $17 even if I happened to be the only person who reserved? Also, would I call them to pick me up after I cleared customs?
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#23
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Originally posted by Micah's Grandad
Will consider it. Easy walk for me not so easy for DW.
Considering difficulty walking for DW, it may be best to consider other transprtstion options to SFO, instead of waking to and taking BART, Because you and DW would need to carry (roll) your luggage on, and off the BART train. May not be so easy for you and DW.

IMO, these might be better especially if DW has difficulty walking, and/or with lots of luggage:

Princess Airport bus transfer.
Uber/Lyft
Super Shuttle
Taxi
Car for hire.

Good luck, and enjoy your cruise.
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#24
Petaluma, Ca. 94954
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Originally posted by elycelynne
Thanks for the info!

I have a question about Super Shuttle -- Would I still be charged just $17 even if I happened to be the only person who reserved? Also, would I call them to pick me up after I cleared customs?
Yes, it is $17 no matter what. It is a shared shuttle, so the shuttle might pick up elsewhere.

You can call them when you are clear and available to be picked up, but it might be a while. Or you can pre-schedule for a safe time. If you have timing issues for a flight- not a lot of spare time- you might want to consider other options
#25
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I just got off the phone with Super Shuttle, and apparently they don't service the San Francisco cruise port -- At least not for the shared ride price. Maybe the Princess transfer might be the way to go.
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#26
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Originally posted by elycelynne
I just got off the phone with Super Shuttle, and apparently they don't service the San Francisco cruise port -- At least not for the shared ride price. Maybe the Princess transfer might be the way to go.
Good to know. Will probably find another couple to share a cab
#27
Point Richmond CA
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Originally posted by Kingofcool1947
In order of least expensive to most expensive:


BART: $5

Uber/Lyft: $25 + tip

Taxi: $60 + tip

Can’t say about Princess Airport transfers. Never use it.

Enjoy your cruise.


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#28
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Originally posted by elycelynne
I just got off the phone with Super Shuttle, and apparently they don't service the San Francisco cruise port -- At least not for the shared ride price. Maybe the Princess transfer might be the way to go.
Thanks for this information.
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Originally posted by Flatbush Flyer
Execucar (division of super shuttle) dies any "door to door" you specify.


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Thanks,
I think I will play this one as it goes. Hard for me as a planner, but we have a bunch of OBC this time and I might just use some to purchase a Princess transfer onboard. Haven't used them in a long time.
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