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How to Reach San Francisco from India

Direct flights between India and San Francisco are only available from New Delhi's IGI Airport via Air India. Fights from all other locations have at least 1 stop or connecting flight. Many airlines like Air India, Jet Airways, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, Delta Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates and so on provide services on these routes.

Visa Policy for Indians

You can apply for a tourist visa for the United States at your nearest US Embassy. Basic requirements include proof that you are staying for only a limited amount of time, proof that you can financially support yourself during your stay and also proof that you have social or economic ties in your country that will ensure your return. You can confirm all the other documents required at the US Embassy's website.

How to reach San Francisco by flight

The San Francisco International is one of the biggest and busiest airports of the world. It connects the city to countries and cities all over the world and in the US, and has routes covered by several international and domestic airlines.

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Mumbai ₹ 81,205 View
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How to reach San Francisco by road

You can get into San Francisco through four major highways, the US-101 from the South and North, the Interstate 280 also from the South and the Interstate 80 from the east. To avoid any inconvenience, it is best to obtain the FasTrak transponder which is used to pay electronically, since the Golden Gate Bridge has closed cash payment booths.

How to reach San Francisco by train

San Francisco is very well connected via rail. There are mainly three railway service providers: Amtrak, Caltrain and the regional Bay Area Rapid Transit. The latter two mostly cover areas within the state of California, such as San Jose, Sacramento, Silicon Valley, the Bay Area and so on. The Amtrak, however, covers these destinations as well as mainly 4 routes connecting Seattle, Portland, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Local transport in San Francisco

San Francisco has an extensive network of public transport. The San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) runs a light rail subway system, the Muni Metro and a large network of public buses. It's famous street car and cable car lines mostly serve as tourist attractions today. The Bay Area Rapid Transit is a right rail system connecting the city to the East Bay through an underground tunnel. Taxis, like everywhere else in the US, also operate extensively.

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