Directions to Pacific Tradewinds Backpacker Hostel
Map & Directions
From the San Francisco International Airport:
(Note: The airport is located 14 miles South of San Francisco)
The best way to get to us from the airport is to take the subway- BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) directly from the airport. Go to the Airtrain station in the airport and take the Red line from any terminal to the airport BART station. Take BART to San Francisco (Pittsburg/Baypoint, Richmond, or Fremont bound trains will all stop in San Francisco) and get off at Montgomery Street Station. Walk North (opposite direction of traffic) on Montgomery Street five blocks. Turn left on Sacramento Street. We are on the right. Trip takes about 35 minutes. BART runs from 4am to midnight.
By bus - catch the SamTrans bus #292 or #397owl ($1.25). You can also take the KX express bus ($3.50 and no luggage allowed!) from arrivals at the baggage claim level outside terminal 2, or at the curb adjacent to courtyard #4, terminal 3. At the international terminal, Sam Trans buses are located near courtyard G on level 1. Get off the bus at Third and Mission Street. Walk (or take bus #15 $1.25) North (in the same direction as the traffic) on Third Street past Market Street, then continue North on Kearny Street to Sacramento Street, then turn right. We are on the left. Trip takes about 1 hour. Buses run 6am-1am daily (you can see that BART is the more time efficient option!)
Take one of the many airport shuttle vans (Cost varies from $8-11) on the upper level of the airport on the outer island. Tell the driver you want to go to 680 Sacramento Street, Pacific Tradewinds. Trip takes about 30 minutes. Vans run 24 hours/7 days a week.
From Greyhound Bus Station (Transbay Terminal):
Walk North (opposite direction of traffic) on First Street past Market Street, then continue North on Battery Street. Turn left on Sacramento Street. We're about three blocks up on the right. It's about a 15 minute walk.
From Amtrak Station:
After getting off the Amtrak Thruway Bus at the San Francisco Ferry Terminal walk across the Embarcadero waterfront road to Justin Herman Plaza. Sacramento Street starts left of the tallest building you will see from the Ferry Building, the Embarcadero Building #4. Walk on Sacramento Street about six blocks to building number 680 on the right.
From the North (Coming on Interstate 101) Cross the Golden Gate Bridge (Toll $5)
Stay on 101 South until you see sign for Marina Blvd. Exit at Marina Blvd. Continue on Marina Blvd for several miles until you see Safeway Store Road curves to right and then intersects with Bay St. Turn left on Bay Street. Continue on Bay Street until Columbus Ave.
Turn right on Columbus Ave. Columbus Ave. turns into Montgomery at the Transamerica Pyramid. Turn right on Sacramento Street
From the South on 101 or 280
Exit 280 at 101 North. Continue on 101 North. 101 North will branch into 101 North and 80 East - take 80 East. Exit at Fourth Street. Continue on Bryant until Third Street. Turn left on Third Street. At Market Street, Third Street turns into Kearny. Turn right on Clay. Right on Montgomery. Right on Sacramento St.
From the East on 80 West
After crossing Bay Bridge, exit at Fremont Street. Continue on Fremont North of Market Street
At Market, Fremont turns into Front St. Continue a few blocks
Turn left on Sacramento Street
Continue a few more blocks, crossing Montgomery to 680 Sacramento Street.