We've booked the Golden Princess from S.F. in April.
We got good rates flying in to Oakland. Is that recommended?
OAK is usually cheaper than SFO, but not always for air fares.
It looks closer to the pier area than SFO...
Does the ship dock at pier 35? If not, which pier?
Pier 35. That's the one.
Which hotels do you recommend?
On hotwire.com, We found a 4-star hotel
in Embarcadero area for $125 a night..
Any suggestions. We don't want to spend any more than that....
That area is the tourist capital of the world. For one night, that should be OK. What Hotel?
How much for a cab from the Oakland Airport to the pier area?
Six of one a half dozen of the other
San Francisco International (SFO)
Distance: 19 MI/ 30.58 KM N
Taxi Fee: $45.00 (USD)
Time by taxi: 40 minutes
Time by train: BART/Muni: 60 minute
Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Distance: 20 MI/ 32.19 KM NW
Taxi Fee: $55.00 (USD)
Time by taxi: 50 minutes
Thanks in advance for your help.
SS Norway (12 times) '85 - '97; Radiance OS 06/01; Island Princess 11/04, Grand Princess 11/04/05, Golden Princess 7/21/06, Golden Princess 2/24/07, Explorer of the Seas 12/23/07, Island Princess 11/15/08
If the price for your flight is a lot less expensive flying into Oakland, go ahead and book it. It will cost you about $10 - $20 more for your taxi ride (depending on traffic) to the San Francisco Pier. Coming from Oakland you will also have to pay the $5 Bay Bridge Toll that you don't have to pay if you fly into San Francisco.
Two other options: Both SFO and Oakland have BART access into the city. Both airports also have Super Shuttle. They charge a flat per person rate with 3 or 4 stops.
What hotel did you get on the Embarcadero? That's a great location and close to your ship. The price you quoted is really good.