Getting to the Computer History Museum from San Francisco without a car
October 6, 2013 1:43 PM Subscribe
How can I get to the Computer History Museum from San Francisco without a car, and is it worth it?
posted by robintw to travel & transportation around San Francisco, CA (21 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm travelling to San Francisco on business in December, and planning to spend a few days there afterwards having a look around. As a huge computer geek, I'd love to visit the Computer History Museum down in Mountain View, but it looks like it's fairly difficult to get to without driving (which I don't want to do).
From what I've looked at, I might be able to get a Caltrain from SF to Mountain View and then I'm only a couple of miles away. Is that the most sensible option? Once I've got to Mountain View I guess I can either walk or get a cab. Does anyone have any idea how much a cab might be to get to the museum from Mountain View Caltrain station? I've no idea whether cabs in the US are cheaper or more expensive than those in the UK. Also, do cabs tend to wait at the stations? I'll have a UK phone with me, so although I could call a taxi I'd rather not have to as it'd probably cost me a lot!
Also: if you've been there, I'd be interested to know if you think the computing history museum is worth travelling to get to!