Guidance on coming without a car.

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Best way to visit San Francisco


This is probably the easiest way to visit San Francisco - unless you have to leave the city.

  • Shared Ride Shuttle - $18 per person. Follow directions to shared rides at SFO (Shared Rides). No reservation is needed, but can be arranged. Takes over an hour. 
  • Taxi is around $55 and takes about 25 minutes. 
  • From your smartphone, you can order Lyft or Uber. Cost is around $40. At SFO follow directions to garage level then to 5th floor. Look for Ride App Pickup.
  • Nearest car rental - Enterprise on Geary Blvd.

Public Transportation Overview

Driving Directions


Driving Directions to Monte Cristo Hotel

Driving from Oakland/Eastbay. Take I80 to San Francisco. Take Fremont exit. Immediate left turn onto Pine St after crossing Market St. Goto approximately 3089 Pine St. We are at the corner of Pine and Presidio.

Driving from SFO/South Bay via 101. Take 101 to Fell St. At around 1680 Fell St, right turn onto Masonic. At around 16 Masonic right turn onto Geary, then immediately take a left at the stop sign onto Presidio Ave. Stay on Presidio for 5 blocks. We are at 600 Presidio Ave.

Driving from SFO/South Bay via 280. Take 280 North. Continue on CA-1 (signs for Golden Gate Bridge/19th Ave. Veer left at 19th Ave. Right turn on California Ave. Turn right on Presidio Ave. We are on the next block on the left.

Driving From North Bay - Take 101 S and cross Golden Gate Bridge. Exit to CA-1 towards 19th Ave. Turn right on Lake St. Left at 14th Ave. Left on California. Right on Presidio Ave.

Contact Us

Ready to book with us? Have a question about our rooms or services? We'll be happy to help!

Monte Cristo Bed and Breakfast Inn

600 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115, US

(415) 931-1875 - (888) 666-1875

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