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


lines serve this station underground. Ticket machines (Clipper card only) are available at the underground station concourse. First time riders must purchase a reusable Clipper card from a vending machine (including gold BART and red Muni machines) before boarding. All riders must pass through the faregates with a valid BART ticket or Clipper card. Keep the ticket or card for the ride and use it to pass through the faregates again when exiting the station. Sale of paper BART tickets have been discontinued at this station but they are still accepted at fare gates.

Riders using the elevator to access platform can process card at the faregate on platform level by the elevator.

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

This station features center platforms.

Platform 1: to Daly City,

to Millbrae, to SFO

Platform 2: 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


J , N , K , and M lines currently serve this station underground. Muni Metro opens until about midnight.

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 K M to Balboa Park, N to Ocean Beach Inbound: N to 4th & King
Real time departures:

Data provided by 511.org

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.

China Basin

Market Street - China Basin

Golden Gate Transit

Mill Valley (E Blithedale and Tower) - San Francisco
Sleepy Hollow/San Anselmo - San Francisco
Novato - San Francisco
Santa Rosa - San Francisco via Rohnert Park and Cotati


All-nighter: San Francisco Zoo - Fisherman's Wharf
All nighter: Ocean Beach - 4th & King Caltrain
California: Downtown - Richmond District
California Express: Richmond District (33rd and Geary) - Downtown
Sutter: Ferry Plaza - Presidio & California
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 (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
Folsom: Valencia & Caesar Chavez — Jackson Street & Van Ness
Mission: Ferry Plaza - Daly City (Mission & San Jose)
Mission Rapid: Ferry Plaza - Daly City BART
Geary: Richmond District - Salesforce Transit Center
Geary Rapid: Richmond District (Point Lobos) - Salesforce Transit Center

Presidio Go

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.

Bay Wheels operates a self-service bike share station near the station.