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Adventure Trip Reservations and Information
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Most Green Tortoise buses depart from: The intersection of Columbus and Montgomery Street in downtown San Francisco. Meet on the west side of Montgomery Street, east of Columbus Avenue, across Washington Street from the Transamerica Pyramid. Check your ticket or call our office for information regarding other departures.
Public Transit from San Francisco International Airport (SFO): BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) runs from the airport directly to downtown San Francisco. Take a downtown San Francisco-bound train and exit at Montgomery Street station. Find your way to street level and walk north on Montgomery Street. Columbus Avenue veers to the left just after the intersection with Washington.
Public transit from Oakland International Airport (OAK): Take the AirBart bus shuttle from the airport to BART's Coliseum/Oakland Airport station. From here, take any San Francisco-bound train and exit at Montgomery Street station. Find your way to street level and walk north on Montgomery Street. Columbus Avenue veers to the left just after the intersection with Washington.
Amtrak Connections are at the Ferry Building at the northeast (bay) end of Market St.
For information on other public transit options in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, check out 511.org or call our office.
Basic Driving Directions: From I-80 westbound (Bay Bridge), take the first San Francisco Exit: Exit 2C for Fremont St. Turn left at Fremont Street and continue across Market Street onto Front Street. Turn left at California Street, then turn right at Kearny St. Make a sharp right at Columbus Ave.
San Francisco and Worldwide: 415-956-7500
Adventure Travel Office and San Francisco Hostel
Hostel Reservations and Information
San Francisco, CA 94133
From the Airport:
- A Shuttle bus costs $10-$15 and will drop you at our front door.
- BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) runs from the airport to downtown. Get off at Montgomery Station and walk 1-2 blocks south on Market St. to 3rd & Market. There, transfer to San Francisco MUNI 9x costs $1.50, and go to Broadway. The 9x stops half block from our corner. You will see the big green sign.
- The city bus from SFO is the SamTrans 292 and costs $1.50, take it to mission and First street. There, transfer to San Francisco MUNI 9x (at Market and 3rd) which also costs $1.50, and go to Broadway. The 9x stops half block from our corner. You will see the big green sign.
From the transbay terminal (Greyhound): At Fremont and Mission, take the SF MUNI 12 or 42 to Sansome and Pacific. Walk one block north to Broadway, turn left (west), and walk two blocks to our door.
Hostel Reservations and Information
105 1/2 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101
FROM SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SEA):
From the baggage claim level of the airport, walk outside onto the sidewalk and to the right (south) past the end of the main terminal to catch Metro (local transit) buses to Downtown Seattle for $1.75. You will need to board the #174 (local) or #194 (express is much better) and ride it into downtown Seattle, where you should get off at Westlake Center (Pike St. & 4th Ave). We are at the corner of 1st and Pike Street across from the Pike Place Market sign.
FROM THE GREYHOUND STATION:
On a sunny day walk out the Stewart Street doors, turn left, stroll seven blocks down Stewart to 1st Ave. turn left and start looking for our big green sign... on a rainy day take a cab and save your reciept which will be worth $2 per person off your first night, up to the cost of the cab trip (should be $5-$6.)
FROM KING STREET STATION (AMTRAK):
Take a cab and save your reciept which will be worth $2 per person off your first night, up to the cost of the cab trip (should be $6-$8.)