How to get around San Francisco
Taxi fares in San Francisco can become quite expensive, depending on your desired destination. Trips from the airport to areas outside of the city limits can increase your fare quite drastically in price, so it's good to know your transport options before ordering a cab. It's also customary in the San Francisco to tip taxi drivers between 10-15% of your overall fare.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system will quickly deliver you from the airport to downtown, and from inner-city districts to surrounding counties quickly and affordably. If you're planning on using the BART frequently, purchasing a Clipper card is a good idea. Clipper is a reloadable smart card used for electronic fare payment – it takes the hassle out of dealing in small change.
For the steepest hills in town, it's best to let San Francisco's famous cable cars do the legwork. Instantly recognisable for their unique style, most popular cable car routes run every 10 minutes. All-day passes are available, or you can pay as you go. Remember to hold on tight! The cable cars are constantly stopping for passengers and traffic.
Walking San Francisco
San Francisco is extremely well suited to exploring on foot. With something to see on every corner, you never know where you'll find yourself stepping into off the bustling city streets. San Francisco's stunning parks are also home to some of the most picturesque walking trails. Stroll through San Francisco's most beautiful spots, natural or otherwise.