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Old 01-30-2007, 06:11 PM
 
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I am going to try to drive from Concord to the SFO Airport, to arrive at SFO by 9:45 a.m. on a weekday. All the mapping sites want to send me through San Francisco to get there, but I think I might get there faster (even though it is longer) by taking I-680 to I-580, through Hayward, and then taking 92 across the bay to hook up to 101.

Does anyone run this commute? Which way is faster?
Also, if I leave Concord at 8:00 a.m. will I make it? (I am meeting an arrival, not catching a flight).
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:35 PM
 
Location: In the Redwoods
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Well, they're both going to be full of cars, but I agree with your idea of taking SM Bridge instead... crossing the Bay Bridge & then going through SF can be a REAL b-tch at that time, and really at any time! The biggest hassle is just getting through the toll-booth line, which is an enormous mess. Even having a Fast-track pass (like I do) doesn't help much, since you're still forced to fight through part of that crowd. So yeah, I'd take 92, even though it makes you back-track a bit.
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:37 PM
 
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Hmmmm... thinking about it some more, you will back-track quite a way! I'm still thinking it would be faster, but only by a tad. So it really comes down to whether you'd rather be sitting still, or moving (slowly) for the same amount of time. I personally would rather move, so I'd still pick 92!
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Northern Calif.
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Definitely take the san mateo bridge! its closer to the airport than the bay bridge.
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:12 PM
 
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Here's how it turned out. This was for a job interview, and since I have a relative in Castro Valley, I stayed there overnight, then took the SM bridge in the morning. (I didn't take the job, though. Too long a commute )
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:58 AM
 
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Default commuting from san mateo to oakland

dear friends,

i need to get from san mateo (I live in northern SM, close to burlingame), and I need to be in oakland at around 6.30am. What route do you suggest and approx how long does it take.

Thanks for your input,

Puju
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Old 05-31-2007, 05:25 PM
 
Location: In the Redwoods
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dear friends,

i need to get from san mateo (I live in northern SM, close to burlingame), and I need to be in oakland at around 6.30am. What route do you suggest and approx how long does it take.

Thanks for your input,

Puju
Normally I'd suggest the Bay Bridge via 101/80, but I'm sure you've heard about the MacArthur Maze collapse... they're almost done fixing everything, but I wouldn't take a chance with that mess quite yet! Therefore, I'd say to hop on 101 south to 92 east, which will take you across the San Mateo bridge - then change over to 880 (north?) toward Oakland. Since you have to be there so early, the traffic shouldn't be too heavy, but you should leave at LEAST 45-60 minutes to be safe. Even better, if you don't need the car, drive to Millbrae and catch BART all the way to Oakland.
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Old 06-10-2007, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
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from concord. no way you need to go through the city... with the time it will take to get down to the san mateo bridge on 880 youll be there all day... go through sf and there will be traffic but then go down 280 south to 380 and youll be there from concord in a good hr maybe hr and a half is my guess
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Old 06-10-2007, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
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dear friends,

i need to get from san mateo (I live in northern SM, close to burlingame), and I need to be in oakland at around 6.30am. What route do you suggest and approx how long does it take.

Thanks for your input,

Puju
easiest way just hop on the SM bridge str8 to oakland it shouldnt take long
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