Quick links for travel in the San Francisco area:
Summary Transit Information
Caltrain (commuter rail service)
BART–Bay Area Rapid Transit (underground train service)
MUNI–San Francisco Municipal Railway (light rail)
Getting Around in the San Francisco Area on Public Transportation
If you plan to stay at one of the hotels near our campus during the time you visit SFBI, most offer direct shuttle service to and from our campus. If you would like to explore the Bay Area after class, this section contains some helpful links about transportation in the Bay Area.
SFBI is accessible to several public transportation options. Here are some ideas for getting around the area via public transportation:
This comprehensive site includes all options for public transportation in the Bay Area, including an easy to use online trip planner.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
This is the Bay Area's underground rail system. The South San Francisco station is approximately 3.5 miles from the SFBI campus. Boarding at South San Francisco, passengers will arrive in downtown San Francisco in 25 minutes. The fare is $2.95 each way.
This above ground commuter rail system is the fastest way to get to downtown San Francisco from our campus on public transportation. The South San Francisco CalTrain stop is approximately 1.5 miles from the SFBI campus. The fare is $1.75 each way and the trip from the South San Francisco station to downtown San Francisco takes approximately 15 minutes.
SamTrans Bus System
The local SamTrans stop is a little less than 1 mile from the SFBI campus. This bus will take you to downtown San Francisco in approximately 1 hour. It's a long trip, but the least expensive option at just $1.25.
For detailed instructions using public transportation, see the directions page.