San Francisco Public TransportationGetting around San Francisco is easy, thanks to the abundance of public transportation available in the city. From MUNI buses and BART trains to the iconic San Francisco Cable Cars, visitors have a range of choices when it comes to public transportation in San Francisco.
Guests of the Renoir Hotel enjoy a prime location near public transit options, with the Cable Car turnaround, BART and MUNI stops all just steps from our historic hotel. Visit www.transit.511.org for general information about all public transportation in San Francisco.
San Francisco Cable Cars -San Francisco's iconic Cable Cars are a fun way to get around the city. This historic transport system has been servicing San Francisco since 1873, with three lines in operation today.
One-way fares are $6 per person (subject to change). Children under age four ride free. One-day, three-day and seven-day visitor passports are available at a discount and allow riders access to all Cable Cars, streetcars and buses within the city. The Powell-Mason and Powell-Hyde lines are located just three blocks from the Renoir Hotel. www.sfcablecar.com.
MUNI Streetcars and Buses -San Francisco's Municipal Railway (MUNI) operates 80 different public transportation routes throughout the city. Bus and train schedules vary, depending on day and time, but most downtown service starts by 7am. Single-ride tickets, with 90-minute transfers are $2 per person. One-day, three-day and seven-day visitor passports are available at a discount and allow riders access to all Cable Cars, streetcars and buses within the city. Muni Metro stops: Civic Center Station - 7th Street/McAllister Street exits; Market Street F-Line streetcars to Ferry Building/Embarcadero/Pier 39 and the Castro; Muni Buses: Muni bus lines 5, 6, 9, 19, 21 and 71. www.sfmta.com/cms/mhome/home50.htm.
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) -Several BART subway lines run through downtown San Francisco and connect the city with SFO International Airport, Daly City, Oakland, Berkeley and the Oakland International Airport with fast trains to downtown shopping, attractions, and entertainment. The Renoir Hotel is located near the Civic Center-U.N. Plaza BART station - 7th Street/McAllister Street exits. www.bart.gov.For convenient BART tickets you can book online here.
Golden Gate Transit -Visitors looking to escape the city for a while can hop aboard a Golden Gate Transit bus to the Golden Gate Bridge and destinations in Marin and Sonoma Counties. One-way adult fares range from $3.65 - $9.70, depending on destination. Value cards can be purchased for a 10% discount off the standard fare. Outbound buses stop at the Renoir Hotel on Charles J. Brenham Place/7th Street North. www.goldengatetransit.org
Taxi -Taxis are available throughout San Francisco and hailing a cab is generally not too difficult, especially along Market Street. For more information on taxi companies, fares and taxi stand locations in San Francisco, visit www.sfmta.com/cms/xcust/indxtxcust.htm
San Francisco International Airport Transportation
SFO Airport ShuttleThe Renoir Hotel prefers and recommends Go Lorrie's Airport Shuttle, San Francisco's first airport shuttle service with 30 years of experience, for individuals and group transportation from and to San Francisco International Airport.
The company's white and green shuttle vans depart every 5-10 minutes from the left side of the middle island in front of the airport building on the departure level. The 30-45 minute ride costs $16 per person (subject to change). Call (415) 334-9000 for information or book online at www.gosfovan.com. For convenient SFO airport shuttle you can book online here.
Private Town Car Service -The Renoir Hotel can recommend and arrange private Town Car limousine to and from SFO International Airport and other locations in the city and the Bay Area. Call the hotel for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Driving Directions to our Downtown San Francisco Hotel
From San Jose/SFO Airport (on Highway 101 North) -From Hwy 101 North, follow the Bay Bridge signs (Highway 80 East). Exit on Seventh Street. Make a left turn on Seventh Street. Go up five blocks to Market Street. Cross Market Street onto Charles J. Brenham Way (= Seventh Street North of Market Street), then turn right on McAllister Street.
From Oakland/Berkeley and the Bay Bridge (on Highway 80 West) -Exit on Fifth Street. Make a right turn on Fifth Street. Turn left on Mission Street. Go to Seventh Street. Turn right on Seventh Street. Go up one block to Market Street. Cross Market Street onto Charles J. Brenham Way (= Seventh Street North of Market Street), then turn right on McAllister Street.
From the Golden Gate Bridge (on Highway 101 South) -Follow Hwy 101 South (Downtown) to Van Ness Avenue. Turn right on Van Ness. Turn left on Golden Gate Avenue. Turn right on Jones Street, and right on Market Street. After the hotel, turn right onto Charles J. Brenham Way (= Seventh Street North of Market Street), and right again on McAllister Street.
- If coming down Jones Street (from Nob Hill), make a right on Market Street. After the hotel, turn right onto Charles J. Brenham Way (= Seventh Street North of Market Street), and right again on McAllister Street.
- If coming up Market Street (from the Financial District), continue past the hotel and make a right onto Charles J. Brenham Way (= Seventh Street North of Market Street), and right again on McAllister Street.