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The difference in the price and time is pretty substantial. Taking the bus will cost you around 40$ to 50$ according to Busbud while a flight can cost anywhere between $100 and 250$ for a one-way ticket according to Google flights. A flight will take roughly an hour and a half (plus the time for getting to the airport, going through security and leaving ...


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I will offer a slightly different opinion. I am a 6'3" and 220lbs+ white male and San Francisco is on the bottom of my favorite places ( I travel an awful lot ) somewhere in line with Amsterdam. In particular, I never felt unsafe on the (trolley) buses I take but the surface area of the 16th and the Powell BART stations make me very uncomfortable especially ...


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I was there for Google I/O last year and the public transit seemed very safe to me. I used it to visit the touristy places like Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate bridge from the Civic Center/Market St. area. Like the others so far, though, I too am a tall male. I would consider the public transit safer than walking, especially at night in some areas, ...


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In 2011, US News and World Report rated San Francisco 13th best in the US for public transit. I agree with Vince that it's pretty safe overall but you might want to avoid certain lines, particularly at night. (But like Vince I'm also a large white guy, so...) Here's a list from 2010 of the top 10 bus lines for reported crime incidents. As a city resident ...


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Every tourist takes a cable car. That's why the fare is triple the standard. (If you are into museums, there is a combined museum transit "City Pass" that may be worth it.) Personally, I like the old streetcars that run up Market Street on the surface to Fisherman's Wharf. Unless you come from the handful of cities with their own historic streetcars (=trams, ...


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It is always hard to tell about safety because people have very different criteria about safety. Having used the public transportation, buses in particular, in San Francisco, including poorer neighborhoods, I would consider it safe. I am a tall white man though, so the feeling of security might be different. San Francisco buses are the places that show the ...



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