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SFMTA/Muni Gets You Where You Need To Go

Pros: One of the best public transportation systems in the country
Cons: Occasional long waits
Best For: A diverse fleet of city-wide conveyances

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency since 1912, operates buses, historic streetcars, light rail, electric trolleys and cable cars, 24/7. Two million people per year hop aboard the 80 routes, with stops within 2 blocks of 90% of all residences in the city. It costs $2 to ride, but take a transfer which is good for another 90 minutes of travel. Cable cars charge $5 per ride. However, there is a wide variety of passes for monthly Muni use, as well as the stored value Clipper card, and the popular Muni Passport for short-term visitors. Go to the Muni website for information on tickets and for downloadable maps. Maps are also sold all over the city, including City Hall, Room 140. Good idea to keep one handy.

Historic Streetcars San FranciscoNoteworthy: The Historic "F" Streetcar Line , which runs along the Embarcadero and Market Street