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Justin Herman Plaza

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City: San Francisco |  Financial District

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Fountain in Plaza in front of the Ferry Building on The Embarcadero at Market StreetMG 2487.jpg

Justin Herman Plaza is a popular gathering spot for various events and political demonstrations. Critical Mass bicyclists gather at this spot during afternoon commute hours at the last Friday of every month.

BART, Muni Metro

BART (East Bay/SF Airport) and Muni Metro trains run under Market Street. Embarcadero Station is the nearest stop for both systems.

Historic Streetcar, Cable car

F-Market & Wharves streetcar stops by
Embarcadero Line - T-Third Street, BART Dublin/Pleasanton - Daly City, BART Richmond - Millbrae, BART Antioch - SFO, BART Berryessa - Daly CityEmbarcadero & Ferry Building Line - E-Embarcadero, F-Market & WharvesEmbarcadero & Washington Line - E-Embarcadero, F-Market & WharvesFerry Plaza Line - F-Market & WharvesMarket & Main Line - F-Market & WharvesPier 1.5 Line -

California Cable Car line have stops along California Street and ends at Market Street above Embarcadero Station.


The nearest Caltrain (Peninsula/San Jose) stop is the 4th & King Station. A number of bus routes provide connection from Caltrain to the Financial District:

N, N-Owl, 30, 45, 91-Owl

Muni Metro N Judah and T Third Street lines also connect with Caltrain at 4th & King.


Ferries from the North and the East Bay provide direct service to the Ferry Building in the Financial District:

San Francisco - Angel Island
Larkspur - San Francisco
Sausalito - San Francisco (Ferry Building)
Tiburon - San Francisco
Jack London Square - Alameda - San Francisco (Ferry Building/Pier 41)
Harbor Bay - San Francisco Ferry Building
Richmond - San Francisco (Ferry Building)
Mare Island - Vallejo - San Francisco (Ferry Building/Pier 41)

Muni F-Market & Wharves historic streetcars stop in front of the Ferry Building and continue south on Market St.

Bus - Muni

Local, rapid, express routes
{Bus conversion due to COVID-19) Balboa Park - Ferry Building
{Bus conversion due to COVID-19) SF Zoo - Ferry Building
All-nighter: San Francisco Zoo - Fisherman's Wharf
(Bus conversion due to COVID-19) Ocean Beach - 4th & King Caltrain
All nighter: Ocean Beach - 4th & King Caltrain
California: Downtown - Richmond District
Fulton: Salesforce Transit Center - Civic Center - Ocean Beach
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
Geary: Richmond District - Salesforce Transit Center
Geary Rapid: Richmond District (Point Lobos) - Salesforce Transit Center

Regional/commuter bus

Downtown is served by various bus systems from the East Bay, North Bay, and the Peninsula. Buses from the East Bay stop at the Salesforce Transit Center.

Golden Gate Transit
Mill Valley (E Blithedale and Tower) - San Francisco
Kentfield (College of Marin) - San Francisco
Sleepy Hollow/San Anselmo - San Francisco
Novato - San Francisco
San Marin - San Francisco via Rowland Blvd. Park & Ride
Santa Rosa - San Francisco via Rohnert Park and Cotati

Presidio Transit Center - Transbay Terminal

Express: Foster City - San Francisco
Hillsdale Shopping Center - San Francisco
All-Nighter: Palo Alto Station - San Francisco (Salesforce Transit Center)
Redwood City Station - Salesforce Transit Center via SFO, San Bruno BART

Bike share

Bay Wheels operates self-service bike share stations in the Downtown area.