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Getting Around San Francisco

San Francisco offers a variety of ways to get around. Information on various transportation options and services can be found within this page. 

Recommended Transportation Links and Apps

  • About.com's San Francisco page: A one-stop guide to the city and a good starting point. View maps and get transportation information, along with an overview of San Francisco neighborhoods and an events calendar. 

Maps

  • Google Maps: mobile app for real time up-to-date information.
  • Mapquest: for maps & directions, travel information, and more.

Public Transit

  • Muni+: Complete information and real-time schedule updates for Muni buses and trains.
  • Routesy Bay Area: Public transit routes and schedules for your mobile phone.
  • BART: Real-time departures, advisories, trip planners, fares, schedules and more.
  • Nextbus: Real-time transit arrival & departure information.
  • Caltrain: Doesn't have an official mobile app but lists some alternatives.

Parking Garages

  • SFPark: From the SFMTA, this app helps you find garages with available parking, as well as pricing information.
  • ParkWhiz: Find and reserve parking online.
  • ParkingPanda: Another service that lets you find and reserve parking online.
  • GottaPark: Find and reserve parking online in the Union Square area.
  • SpotOn Parking: Connecting parking spot owners with parkers for use by month or hour.
  • ParkNow: Find and book a parking spot in advance online or with the mobile app.

Taxis, Private Transportation & Ridesharing Services

Membership Carsharing Services

  • CityCarShare: Founded in 2001, this nonprofit service pioneered the carsharing movement in San Francisco.
  • Zipcar: Carsharing service with locations around the country and the world.
  • Getaround: Share your car or rent somebody else's.

Private Transportation Companies

  • Lyft: an alternative to taxis.
  • Uber: another alternative to taxis.

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry provides these links as a service to our visitors. A listing here does not consititute an endorsement or warranty.