Golden Gate Transit helps SFMTA customers during service reduction

April 10, 2020
The policy change will help riders with essential travel, such as going to grocery stores, pharmacies and essential jobs.

To help the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) as it makes service reductions during the COVID-19 outbreak, Golden Gate Transit is allowing local bus rides within San Francisco.

This policy change will help San Franciscans who require essential travel, such as going to grocery stores, pharmacies and essential jobs, says Golden Gate Transit.

To familiarize new riders with Golden Gate Transit, the agency is offering the following useful links:

  • Riding the Bus: Find bus routes and stops, learn how to pay fares and get tips for riding.
  • Bus Schedules & Maps: Get individual route timetables and maps and browse system maps. Note that Golden Gate Transit has also reduced service and the online timetables represent these changes.
  • Financial District service: Routes operate weekdays between the Golden Gate Bridge and the Financial District via Lombard Street, Fisherman’s Wharf and Levi’s Plaza.
  • Civic Center service: Routes operate daily between the Golden Gate Bridge and the Salesforce Transit Center via Lombard Street (and Geary Blvd on weekdays), Van Ness Avenue and Mission Street.
  • Bus Fares & Payment: Clipper is the easiest way to pay a fare (riders must tag on when boarding and tag off when exiting Golden Gate Transit buses). Cash is accepted; Muni passes are NOT accepted. Note that Golden Gate Transit bus fares within San Francisco differ slightly from Muni fares.
  • Real Time Arrivals: Get real-time bus arrival info for bus stops using Transit app.
  • Wi-Fi: Connecting to free Wi-Fi is easy.
  • Transferring & Connecting: Receive a fare credit when transferring between Golden Gate Transit and Muni or between Golden Gate Transit buses in San Francisco.

To learn more about impacts to the Golden Gate Bridge District's operations and services and how it is protecting employees and the public during the coronavirus pandemic, visit the COVID-19 Developments & Response page.