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Getting Around San Francisco

Getting Around San Francisco

San Francisco is not what you will consider a big city. Located at the tip of the San Francisco peninsula and mostly surrounded by water, the whole city is only seven square miles.

Walking and the numerous public transits listed below is a great way to explore the city, because many of the city's most popular tourist destinations are within walking distance of one another.

San Francisco has an extensive public transit system. San Francisco Municipal (MUNI) operates buses, cable cars, light rail and the F-line heritage streetcar within the city limits and offer popular options for exploring the city.

Getting Around San Francisco

San Francisco Area Transit - Below is a list of options available to you while you are in San Francisco

BART Train
BART
BART Train

BART connects San Francisco to Oakland, Berkeley and offers a fast and cost-effective way to get around the Bay Area.

Muni Bus
San Francisco Bus
Muni Bus

The efficient and affordable Muni bus is a great way to get around the city of San Francisco.

San Francisco Taxi
San Francisco Taxi
San Francisco Taxi

Many taxicab companies provide service throughout the city and to and from San Francisco International Airport.

Cable Cars
San Francisco Cable Cars
Cable Cars

A worldwide symbol of San Francisco, the Cable Car is simply a San Francisco thing to do during your visit.

Street Cars
Street Cars
Street Cars

Ride the historic F Line streetcar that travels through The Castro, down Market Street, and along The Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf.

Muni Metro Light Rail
Muni Metro Light Rail
Muni Metro Light Rail

San Francisco's Muni Metro Light Rail system features six lines and offers locals and visitors an additional transportation option for getting around the city.

San Francisco Area Airports
San Francisco International Airport (ORD)
San Francisco Area Airports

The Bay Area is one of the few places in the US that has rail service to it's major airports. The two major airports, San Francisco Intl. Airport and Oakland Intl. Airport are fully accessible by public transit. Save money and ride the BART.

Clipper Card
Clipper Card
Bay Area Clipper Card

Clipper is your ticket to ride transit in the Bay Area. This all-in-one transit card allows you to add passes, transit value and parking value to your Clipper Card at a variety of places.

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