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Hayes Valley Inn
It costs approximately $20 to take a taxi to the Conservatory from any of these hotels, or you could take MUNI, the public transportation system. The fare is $2.25, which includes transfers within approximately two hours. Special one-day, three-day, and seven-day passes, which include entrance on all MUNI lines and cable cars, are available. To select the best public transportation route, call MUNI at 415-673-MUNI or go to www.sfmuni.com or www.transitinfo.org for the nine-county greater Bay Area transit systems.
Airport Ground Transportation
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is approximately 15 miles from downtown San Francisco. To get to San Francisco from the airport, you may use one of the following shuttle services, located either outside the baggage area or the departure area of the airport. Return trips to the airport must be reserved in advance.
Door-to-door van service runs around $20.00 per person per trip. Taxi service is approximately $35.00 each way, regardless of the number of passengers. Additional information about ground service at SFO can be found at www.sfoairport.com.
Super Shuttle: To/from the Conservatory or any hotel or residence in San Francisco 415-558-8500, www.supershuttle.com. At SFO, pick up on UPPER LEVEL, not outside baggage. Requires 24-hour advance reservation for return trip from the Conservatory or your hotel.
Airporter: To/from hotels in downtown San Francisco: 415-673-2433
Oakland International Airport (OAK) is located across the Bay from San Francisco about a 45-minute drive, depending on traffic. See their website at www.oaklandairport.com for ground services and directions.
The Conservatory is accessible from either airport by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Tickets may be purchased by machine (coins and bills only) at the train platforms. Your destination is the Civic Center stop. From the exit, walk 3 blocks west on Grove St. to Van Ness, turn left and go south three blocks to Oak St. Please check www.bart.gov for schedules and fares.