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Balboa Park Station

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BART accessible via elevators Muni Metro accessible via wayside ramps Available inside BART paid area   City: San Francisco |  I-280 and Geneva Avenue

Directions to and from Balboa Park Station  |  Nearby


Balboa Park Station is a major Muni/BART transfer point outside downtown. Station entrances are located on north and south sides of Geneva Avenue by I-280, as well as on the south side of Ocean Ave by the freeway.

Points of interest


BART schedule

Ticket machines are available at the station concourse. First time riders must purchase a reusable Clipper card from a vending machine before boarding. All riders must pass through the faregates with a valid Clipper card or paper ticket (no longer sold at stations). Keep the ticket or card for the ride and use it to pass through the faregates again when exiting the station.

This station features center platforms. It is the designated transfer point between the line serving San Francisco Airport/Millbrae and other East Bay lines. Passengers riding in either direction should wait on the same platform for next trains.

Platform 1: to Daly City,

to Millbrae, to SFO

Platform 2: to Downtown SF & East Bay
Real time departures:
Next Station: Daly City Next Station: Glen Park

Muni Metro

This station is the end of the line for J line. J cars drop off at the station complex outside the BART concourse and pick up at the platform on San Jose Ave north of Geneva. Pay the fare with cash or Clipper card on the vehicle when boarding any of the Muni Metro lines from this station.


All Muni buses except line 49 stop on Geneva Avenue.

BART Early Bird Express

Daly City - Transbay Terminal (operated by Muni)


Balboa Park BART - Brisbane, shuttle pass required


{Bus conversion due to COVID-19) Balboa Park - Ferry Building
(Bus conversion due to COVID-19) West Portal - Balboa Park
Bayshore: City College - Visitacion Valley - Chinatown - Fisherman's Wharf
Sunset: Bayview (3rd St and Paul Ave) - Baker Beach
Masonic (shortened due to COVID-19): Munich and Geneva - Masonic/Geary
Van Ness-Mission (Extended route due to COVID-19): City College of San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf
Felton: Daly City Station - Bayview (Hudson and 3rd St)
All-Nighter: West Portal Station - San Francisco State University via Downtown


Daly City (Bayshore area) - Daly City
Balboa Park BART - Sierra Pt