San Francisco Transportation

San Francisco train

Public Transportation

The San Francisco Municipal Railway, called MUNI, includes buses, historic street cars (F line), cable cars, and the local metro system. Schedule information: 415-673-6864 or visit

The ticket for buses and streetcars costs $2.25 and can be purchased on the bus with exact change. The fare includes a transfer to a connecting bus within the specified amount of time on the transfer.

The MUNI passport can be used in all the local MUNI vehicles including cable cars. It can be purchased at the San Francisco Travel on Hallidie Plaza and at the turnaround of the cable car.

The cost is:

1 day
3 days
7 days

The CityPass booklet offers unlimited transportation on Muni cable cars, street cars, and buses for 7 days, a Bay Cruise with Blue and Gold Fleet and the admission to 5 attractions.

The Golden Gate Transit buses link San Francisco to the North Bay.

San Francisco BART

Bay Area Rapid Transit

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) links San Francisco to the San Francisco International Airport, the East Bay and South Bay. The fare is based on the distance. Tickets can be purchased at the machines in the Bart stations. Visit for more information.
San Francisco Cable Car

Cable Car

The cable car has three lines that run from 6.30 to 24.30 every 12 minutes. Two lines link downtown to the Fisherman's Wharf and leave from Market / Powell street and one line runs only on California Street from the Embarcadero to Van Ness Avenue. The fare is $7.00. Tickets can be purchased on board or at the ticket booths at the cable car turnaround.
San Francisco Cruises

Ferries and Cruises

Alcatraz | Alcatraz Landing, Pier 33 | Tel. 415-981-7625
Vallejo (connecting to bus to Sacramento)
Ferry Building/Market Street | Tel. 1-877-643-3779
Sausalito | Tiburon - Angel Island | Bay cruise (Bay Cruise)
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (May-September) | Pier 41 and PIER 39
Tel. 415-773-1188
Sausalito - Larkspur | Ferry Building/Market Street | Tel. 415-923-2000
Bay cruises with dinner and dance | Tel. 415-788-8866
Bay cruise | Pier 43 1⁄2 | Tel. 415-673-2900
Tiburon | Tel. 415-435-2131