Ferry Building in San Francisco
Posted 04 April 2004 - 04:20 PM
Your advice would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 04 April 2004 - 08:03 PM
Posted 05 April 2004 - 10:55 AM
Don't Motor! Ride Amtrak!
Posted 05 April 2004 - 09:20 PM
If the Zephyr is close to on time the latest you should get into SF is around 7-8 PM and you should have np problem hailing a cab on the street. Also there are plenty of pay phones in the Ferry Building and surrounding area itself since it's reopening to Ferry passengers a few months ago.
Posted 02 June 2004 - 03:20 PM
Southbound passengers from San Francisco are taken to the Oakland station to board the train.
Northbound, passengers from the train are taken from Oakland to San Francisco; passengers to the train are put on at Emeryville.
Some one asked about leaving baggage at the Ferry Building station; is it possible to leave bags at the Emeryville station before coming over on the bus? Also, what about the Caltrain station, is there a storage facility there? The Greyhound station is at about 7th and Market. They would ahve storage lockers also, wouldn't they?
Posted 02 June 2004 - 08:43 PM
Posted 03 June 2004 - 05:28 PM
It is well lit, safe, with lots of people around. Great local bar/restaurant in between the two buildings on the Bay.
Emeryville will check your luggage at any time for any train. I checked my Coast Starlight bag at 11:00am, went back to San Francisco, and returned that evening for the departure. I do not know if they will hold non-checked baggage.
Posted 03 June 2004 - 08:13 PM
I don't believe there are lockers at Transbay then again it's been a couple of years since I've been in the Greyhound portion of the terminal.
What about the Transbay Terminal, are there storage lockers available there?
It's been years since I have been in San Francisco. Apparently a lot has changed since then.
Posted 04 June 2004 - 04:50 PM
What I am trying to figure out: if a person arrives by train, takes the bus to San Francisco, wants to spend a day touring the city--without cumbersome baggage, perhaps catch another train later that day, what would be the best way to do that? I know San Francisco pretty well, but a lot of people do not.They not only have to leave their baggage somewhere, they have to be able to find and go back to where they left it, and get back on the bus to go back to Emeryville or Oakland to board the train. Walking around with baggage in one's hand is not the safest thing to do in a large city--even in San Francisco.
Another thing that complicates matters is that on the Coast Starlight, southbound passengers get off the train at Emeryville and take the bus from there to San Francisco. Southbound passengers from San Francisco are taken to Oakland to catch the train (not Emeryville). NOrthbound passengers leave the train at Oakland, bus to San Francisco; passengers from San Francisco are buses to Emeryville for the ride northward. There could be problems if one left one's baggage at one station rather than the other.
So, does anybody have any good, pliable suggestions about leaving one's baggage in San Francisco (or at one of the stations) so that one could spend a day sightseeing and such in San Francisco?
Posted 04 June 2004 - 08:14 PM
The northbound stopover involves an overnight stay, so you'll probably want to keep your bags with you.
You can also do essentially the same thing at the Emeryville station, but it's a bit more complicated (you can take a free Emery-Go-Round shuttle to the MacArthur BART station).
Posted 04 June 2004 - 09:29 PM
Posted 07 June 2004 - 03:38 PM
East Bay Ferry Information
Posted 07 June 2004 - 04:15 PM
The Amtrak office next door though is still closed and will be for the foreseeable future as there are still ongoing problems with the building.
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