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Old Dec 26, 08, 4:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Palal View Post
Another option is to park in South City close to 101 (on the street) and walk across 101 to Airtrain (about 10 mins). That runs 24 hours. My only question is how safe would it be to park, say, here

On the other hand, parking in Millbrae will mean a closer walk, but also a BART ride. BART's last Millbrae train leaves at 01:15 from SFO.
millbrae bart ($1.50 each way) is still better than street parking in south city and even if you misconnect for the last millbrae train ex-sfo (had it happen with my inbound being 2 hours late), it is still well worth a cab ride (tho give the cabbie a good tip as it's a lousy fare for them )
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Old Dec 26, 08, 10:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Palal View Post
On the other hand, parking in Millbrae will mean a closer walk, but also a BART ride. BART's last Millbrae train leaves at 01:15 from SFO.
Is it possible to walk into SFO from the Millbrae BART / Caltrain station (cross 101 on Millbrae Avenue, then go toward the airport on McDonnell Road)? The distance is about two miles. If so, a possible option if your flight arrives after BART stops.
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Old Dec 26, 08, 11:47 pm
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Is it possible to walk into SFO from the Millbrae BART / Caltrain station (cross 101 on Millbrae Avenue, then go toward the airport on McDonnell Road)? The distance is about two miles. If so, a possible option if your flight arrives after BART stops.
I wouldn't do this, especailly not in the middle of the night. I'm not sure McDonnel Road even has a sidewalk.
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Old Dec 29, 08, 12:01 pm
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Originally Posted by rjque View Post
I wouldn't do this, especailly not in the middle of the night. I'm not sure McDonnel Road even has a sidewalk.
i definitely agree! do not walk it as it is definitely not safe in terms of traffic and you might also get stopped by a leo for "being too close to the airport". if you are parking at bart, take it directly to sfo-it's your best bet, the most direct, the easiest and the safest
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Old Dec 30, 08, 1:36 pm
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I will be parking at San Bruno today (12/30) about 3:30pm and picking my car up about 7pm on Friday (1/2).

1/1 is a holiday (no ticketing). SB is free parking for 24 hours on normal days. Can I get away with not paying as they don't ticket after 3pm today and I will get a full day free on 12/31, 1/1 is a holiday then will I get another 24 hours on 1/2 (even though I won't need it).

Should I just be safe and buy a few days or will I be ok? Any input appreciated.
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Old Apr 22, 09, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by JohnDunn View Post
I will be parking at San Bruno today (12/30) about 3:30pm and picking my car up about 7pm on Friday (1/2).

1/1 is a holiday (no ticketing). SB is free parking for 24 hours on normal days. Can I get away with not paying as they don't ticket after 3pm today and I will get a full day free on 12/31, 1/1 is a holiday then will I get another 24 hours on 1/2 (even though I won't need it).

Should I just be safe and buy a few days or will I be ok? Any input appreciated.
It seems there is $1 daily fee to park in Millbrae BART. If I park there on Friday evevning and pick up on sometime on Monday, Will I get fine on Monday if I don't pay it in advance? How much will the fine be?
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Old Apr 22, 09, 4:30 pm
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If they check, and they usually do, you will get a fine on Monday.
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Old Apr 22, 09, 4:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Palal View Post
If they check, and they usually do, you will get a fine on Monday.
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Can I pay Monday parking fee on Friday?
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Old May 29, 09, 3:30 pm
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San Bruno BART parking permit strategy Friday 6/5/09 to Sat 6/13/09

I need to park at San Bruno ~10AM Friday, June 5 through ~10 AM Saturday, June 13.

Looking for any advice/ experience on these options:

Option 1 - Buy long-term permit covering Friday, June 5 through Friday, June 12 (8 days=$48). Pro: easiest and most risk-free; con: most expensive option because I'm paying for Sat and Sun, June 6 & 7.

Option 2 - Buy 1-day permit for Friday, June 5 ($3) and a separate long-term permit for Monday-Friday, June 8-12 (5*$6=$30). Pro: Saves $15 versus option 1. Con: Will displaying two permits at once attract unwanted attention by BART parking authorities?

Option 3 - Arrive at San Bruno on June 5 without a reservation for that day, pay the $1 for it, and then also have a permit covering Mon-Fri June 8-12 ($30). Pro: cheapest option, more importantly than $2 savings vs. option 2, it avoids risk of displaying two permits simultaneously; Con: Risk that no parking is available when I arrive; hoping on a Friday this would be unlikely, but if the lot is full, then I am screwed.

I am leaning to option 1; after all in comparison to my $1,000 air fare for my trans-oceanic itinerary, what's an extra few bucks in parking. But on the other hand I am frugal and hate to spend money unnecessarily.
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Old May 29, 09, 8:16 pm
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this is kinda like "will my upgrade clear?" :)

I would seriously drop option 3 for the reason given -= no promise there will be parking when you arrive. Why take that kind of chance?

On 1 or 2, perhaps posters more familiar with BART parking can answer more clearly, but if I were going abroad for 10 days I would prob go w/ Option 1 to avoid any problems. But maybe Option 2 is a common practice, so I hope those who park there will answer.

Anything we say is only a guess of course

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Old May 29, 09, 8:42 pm
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Originally Posted by andrewk829 View Post
Option 2 - Buy 1-day permit for Friday, June 5 ($3) and a separate long-term permit for Monday-Friday, June 8-12 (5*$6=$30). Pro: Saves $15 versus option 1. Con: Will displaying two permits at once attract unwanted attention by BART parking authorities?
When faced with a similar issue at Millbrae, I chose to pay for Fri/Sat/Sun so that I would have only one permit on my dashboard. I don't see any legal issues with Option 2 (after all, you're paying for what you're using), but I'm not eager to test the patience of BART parking enforcement by using separate parking permits simultaneously.

NB: I don't know how quickly the San Bruno parking lot fills up, but the reserved permits are good only until 10 am. After that time, anyone (with permit or not) can use the reserved spots. Unless you reach there before 10 am, you could still find all the spots taken.
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Old Jul 7, 09, 10:40 pm
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I parked at Millbrae BART from Fri a.m. Jul. 3 through Tues. p.m. Jul. 7. Used the following combo of parking payments and it all worked fine.
Fri. Jul 3 was a regular BART service day - paid the $1 in-station daily fee for the space in which i parked.
Sat.-Sun. were free days - no parking purchased.
Mon - Tues were regular BART service days and earlier purchased an "airport parking" pass at $6/day for those two days, which I placed on the dashboard before leaving the car Friday.
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Old Jul 7, 09, 10:57 pm
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How much was the BART ticket with the recent increases (particularly the $4 airport surcharge)? Did you get hit with that surcharge for a short trip?
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Old Jul 8, 09, 1:05 am
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Yes, Millbrae to SFO was $4 each way p.p. (two of us traveling). However, as we are both entitled to use BART green tickets, it brought the fare to $1.50 each way p.p. Thus, the BART fares and the parking charges totalled $19 for 5 days of parking.
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Old Jul 8, 09, 8:32 pm
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Why are people STILL parking at Millbrae? Why not at San Bruno which also has a big parking lot? It's only a 1-stop ride to SFO and you CAN walk to San Bruno at night -- there are sidewalks -- it's only about 1.5 miles from the Car Rental AirTrain stop. You can also probably park in the neighborhood for free.
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