Getting around in the Bay Area is easy!
Muni, the San Francisco Municipal Railway (and bus service), is one of America’s oldest public transit agencies. Muni provides transit service within the city of San Francisco 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Muni operates 80 routes with a very diverse fleet of historic streetcars, modern light rail vehicles, diesel buses, alternative fuel buses, electric trolley coaches, and the world famous cable cars.
BART, Bay Area Rapid Transit, is a massive 75 mile high-speed transit system throughout the entire Bay Area. BART serves 17 communities in the three counties operating 34 stations including service to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK). In San Francisco, BART links with Muni light rail lines at the Market Street stations.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority website offers additional comprehensive transportation information.
Residents also move around San Francisco with bicycles, cars, and skateboards. Good old-fashion walking is a great way to see the city. The easiest way to figure out how to get from place to place is by using Mapquest or Yahoo! Maps which provide door-to-door directions and a maps.
Additionally, USF has a new partnership with Zipcar. For information about how it works, benefits, or to sign up as a member, please visit the Zipcar universities website. Another great San Francisco ride share service is City Car Share, a company that allows you to pick up a car within a couple of blocks and rent it for as long as you wish.
The easiest way to figure out how to get from place to place is by using Mapquest or Yahoo! Maps which provide door-to-door directions and maps.
The University of San Francisco has an on-campus Safety Escort Service that provides a safe means of transportation when no other form is available.
Additional Transportation Resources
The free 511 service provides comprehensive travel-related information needed in the Bay Area, including information on public transportation, traffic, ferries, carpooling, vanpooling, and bicycling.
AC Transit is the public bus system serving the 13 cities and adjacent unincorporated communities in 390 square miles along the eastern shores of the San Francisco and San Pablo Bays. This includes Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Castro Valley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and San Francisco
Golden Gate Transit bus system serves Marin, Sonoma, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties.
This web site includes maps, schedules, and the latest news and service reports. Caltrain is fixed rail running the length of the peninsula from its San Francisco station at 4th and King all the way to Gilroy.
The Capitol Corridor is an intercity passenger train system that provides fast, reliable and affordable intercity rail service to 16 stations in 8 Northern California counties: Placer, Sacramento, Yolo, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, and Santa Clara.
San Francisco Bike Coalition Maps