UK based travel experts 01772 386386

time icon Available now: 09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Phone our UK based travel experts now for great deals on 01772 386386

My Trip

What's in your basket?

  • Your holiday is:

    No holiday added

    Add a holiday

  • Your flight is:

    No flight added

    Add a flight

  • Your hotel is:

    No hotel added

    Add a hotel

  • Your car is:

    No car added

    Add car hire

Total amount payable
£0.00

This is a summary of everything you will pay. There are no hidden extra charges.

  • Last Updated: 01st March 2013

Search

Go further for less

Great value car hire

Search 1000s of hotels

Find your dream holiday

Latest Flight Deals

Click the links below for the latest cheap flight deals to San Francisco

Where can we take you?

San Francisco - Getting Around

San Francisco may have a compact core, but it’s a hilly city, and not one you’ll want to explore without a little help from time to time. The city is well served by public transport, but with so many different companies offering their services, it’s not what you’d call an integrated system.

Callout Background Image
San Francisco at night

MUNI

The San Francisco Municipal Railway is, confusingly, the name given to all of the city’s public transport options: from bus to rail, street car to trolley. This network offers a ‘one-pass’ system, allowing you to combine journeys on a mixture of MUNI’s routes and vehicles. You can get a 1, 3 or 7 day ‘Passport’ (from about $13 for a one-day pass). You can pick them up at the airport, Civic Centre, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf and various locations in the Financial District - or at the vending machines at all stations. Or you can just purchase a single ticket.

San Francisco at night

Rail

The San Francisco rail company, BART, has a good network of train stations between the city, the Peninsula and East Bay, with fast convenient services between Downtown and the city’s leisure zone, Mission District. Tickets are available at stations, and Smart Cards offer the chance to pay a set amount ahead of travel, to be redeemed against future trips. Expect to pay around $3 per trip.

Callout Background Image
The Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco

Cable Cars

San Francisco’s richly atmospheric cable cars run along three lines: Powell-Mason, Powell-Hyde, and California. The Powell-Hyde line traverses the steepest hill of the system just north of the famous crooked stretch of Lombard Street. They’re popular with tourists, and not especially fast (or comfortable) but for a sight seeing guide that’s unique to SF, they’re hard to beat.

Taxis

San Francisco downtown and the city’s main tourism and leisure precincts are all well served by a fleet of official taxis. Make sure the cab has ‘San Francisco Taxi’ emblazoned on it and you'll know that you’re getting into an official cab. Fares work out at around $3 flagfall and 50c for each 1/5th of a mile. You will have to fork out for the bridge toll on top of that, should you cross it.