Embarcadero Station

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Accessible via elevators No Public restroom   City: San Francisco |  Market St & Main St

Directions to and from Embarcadero Station  |  Nearby


Embarcadero is a three level underground station for BART and Muni Metro in the city's Financial District. It is within a few blocks from Salesforce Transit Center and the Ferry Building for additional bus and ferry connections. Muni Metro and BART share the same concourse but have separate platforms in different levels. Each system has its own faregates and station agents.

3 level BART-Muni station

A Clipper customer service kiosk is located in the underground station concourse. Riders can pick up a new card, add value to an existing card, exchange a damaged or defective card, or get a personalized senior or youth card.

Points of interest


BART Antioch - SFO BART Dublin/Pleasanton - Daly City BART Warm Springs - Daly City BART Richmond - Millbrae lines serve this station underground. Ticket machines are available in the underground station concourse. First time riders must purchase a reusable BART ticket or Clipper card from a machine before boarding. All riders must pass through the faregates with a valid ticket or card. Keep the ticket or card for the ride and use it to pass through the faregates again when exiting the station.

Riders using the elevator to access platform need to process ticket or card at the fare gates before and after each ride, even though the elevator to the platform is located outside the paid area.

New Clipper cards can also be obtained from Muni ticket machines in the station concourse.

This station features center platforms.

Platform 1: BART Warm Springs - Daly City BART Dublin/Pleasanton - Daly City to Daly City,

BART Richmond - Millbrae to Millbrae, BART Antioch - SFO to SFO

Platform 2: BART Antioch - SFO BART Richmond - Millbrae BART Dublin/Pleasanton - Daly City BART Warm Springs - Daly City to East Bay
Real time departures:
Next Station: Montgomery Next Station: West Oakland

To transfer to Muni Metro, exit the BART faregates on the concourse and then enter Muni faregates. Embarcadero is a designated transfer point to Muni Metro toward Oracle Park and beyond. During Giants homegames, Muni sells tickets at tables inside BART paid area.

BART schedules

Departing  Arriving


J-Church K-Ingleside L-Taraval M-Ocean View N-Judah T-Third Street S-Shuttle lines serve this station underground. Muni Metro opens until about 1:00am.

Cash fare riders need to buy a Muni ticket or Clipper card from any Muni ticket machine on the concourse level. Riders with a valid Muni ticket or Clipper card can pass through any Muni faregate and proceed to the platform. Riders with other forms of passes or transfers should use the faregate next to the attendant booth and show the pass or transfer to the attendant. Riders using the elevator to access platform need to tag card or ticket at a Muni Clipper reader near the elevator before entering. Riders must keep the proof of payment for the ride.

This station features center platforms.

Outbound: J-Church K-Ingleside M-Ocean View to Balboa Park,

L-Taraval to SF Zoo, N-Judah to Ocean Beach

Inbound: N-Judah to 4th & King, T-Third Street to Sunnydale.

Terminus for J-Church L-Taraval M-Ocean View lines.

Real time departures:
Next Station: Montgomery Next Station: Folsom

Muni provides local transit in San Francisco. Golden Gate Transit provides service to the North Bay. AC Transit buses to the East Bay stop at the Salesforce Transit Center a block south of Market St.

Amtrak Thruway

Capitol Corridor, San Joaquins, Coast Starlight, California Zephyr connection

China Basin

Market Street - China Basin

Golden Gate Transit

Marin Headlands (Donahue and Sherwood Dr) - San Francisco
Mill Valley (E Blithedale and Tower) - San Francisco
Tiburon - San Francisco
Kentfield (College of Marin) - San Francisco
Lagunitas/Manor - San Francisco
Sleepy Hollow/San Anselmo - San Francisco
Terra Linda (Del Ganado and Freitas) - San Francisco
Lucas Valley and Marinwood - San Francisco
Novato - San Francisco
San Marin - San Francisco via Rowland Blvd. Park & Ride
Novato - Hamilton - San Francisco
Santa Rosa - San Francisco via Rohnert Park and Cotati
Petaluma - San Francisco
East Petaluma - San Francisco
Larkspur Ferry Terminal - San Francisco


All-nighter: San Francisco Zoo - Ferry Plaza
All-nighter: Ocean Beach - 4th & King Caltrain
Weekend early morning: Market & Van Ness - Sunnydale
California: Downtown - Richmond District
California 'A' Express: Richmond District (33rd and Geary) - Downtown
California 'B' Express: Richmond District (California & 12th Ave) - Downtown
Clement: Ferry Plaza - Richmond District (Clement & 15th Ave)
Fulton: Salesforce Transit Center - Civic Center - 8th Ave (weekday daytime), Ocean Beach (night and weekend)
Fulton Rapid: Salesforce Transit Center - Civic Center - Ocean Beach (Richmond District)
Haight-Parnassus: Ferry Building - Inner Sunset District (Quintara and 14th Ave)
Haight-Noriega: Outer Sunset (Ortega and 48th Ave) - Salesforce Transit Center
San Bruno: Downtown - Arleta Station/Visitacion Valley (night and weekend)
San Bruno Rapid: Downtown - Visitacion Valley
Mission: Ferry Plaza - Daly City (Mission & San Jose)
Mission Rapid: Ferry Plaza - Daly City BART
Mission Express: Daly City (Mission and San Jose) - Ferry Plaza
Hayes: Ferry Plaza - Fulton & Shrader
Marina Express: The Marina (Beach and Divisadero) - Downtown
Balboa: Ocean Beach (Richmond District) - Ferry Plaza
Balboa 'A' Express: Ocean Beach (Richmond District) - Downtown
Balboa 'B' Express: Richmond District (Balboa and 12th Ave) - Downtown
Geary: Richmond District - Salesforce Transit Center
Geary Rapid: Richmond District (Point Lobos) - Salesforce Transit Center
Geary 'A' Express: Richmond District (48th Ave and Point Lobos) - Downtown
Geary 'B' Express: Richmond District (Geary and 25th Ave) - Downtown
Union: Lyon and Greenwich - Downtown
Caltrain Express: 4th & King Caltrain - Downtown
Levi Plaza Express: 4th & King Caltrain - Levi Plaza (Sansome and Filbert)


Presidio Transit Center - Transbay Terminal

Historic Streetcar

F-Market & Wharves streetcars stop along Market St. However, some streetcar only operate between the Ferry Building and Fisherman's Wharf and thus do not stop on Market St. The Ferry Building is a short walk from this station.

Streetcars to Fisherman's Wharf may get crowded by the time they arrive at Embarcadero Station. Consider boarding at a stop further south on Market Street.

Cable car

California Cable Car terminal is located on California St and Drumm St. Pay the Cable Car fare onboard.


A bike station is available at the underground station concourse. It is operated by Bike Hub, BikeLink card is required and it charges a small hourly fee.

Ford GoBike operates a self-service bike share station near the station.