Union Square

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City: San Francisco 

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Union Square is a hotel and shopping district in San Francisco that spans several blocks from the Union Square Park. Union Square has numerous high-end retailers and provides a big-city downtown shopping experience. Parking in the area is not free, but is served by a number of transit routes.

Points of interest


BART, Muni Metro

BART (East Bay/SF Airport) and Muni Metro trains run under Market Street. Powell Station and Montgomery Station are the nearest stops for both systems.

Historic streetcars, Cable cars

F-Market & Wharves streetcar stops along on Market Street.

The nearest cable car stop for Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason lines is at Market and Powell, above BART and Muni Metro Powell Station.

Caltrain

The nearest Caltrain (Peninsula/San Jose) stop from Union Square is 4th & King Station. Muni bus 30 and 45 provide connection via 3rd/5th streets. Muni Metro N-Judah Judah and T-Third Street Third Street lines provide connection via stations under Market Street. To walk from Caltrain, proceed north along 4th Street toward Market Street (15 min - 20 min walk to Market).

Ferries

From either the Ferry Building or Pier 41, transfer to F-Market & Wharves streetcar to reach Union Square.

Bus - Muni

Local, rapid, express routes
Clement: Ferry Plaza - Richmond District (Clement & 15th Ave)
Jackson: Downtown - Presidio and 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 District (Quintara and 14th Ave)
Haight-Noriega: Outer Sunset (Ortega and 48th Ave) - Salesforce Transit Center
Noriega Express: Ocean Beach (Ortega and 48th Ave) - Downtown SF
Bayshore: City College - Visitacion Valley - Chinatown - Fisherman's Wharf
Bayshore 'A' Express: Visitacion Valley - Chinatown
Bayshore 'B' Express: City College - Visitacion Valley - Chinatown - Fisherman's Wharf
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
Bryant: Cesar Chavez and Mission - Jackson and Van Ness
Stockton: The Marina (Broderick & Beach) - 4th & King Caltrain via North Beach and Chinatown
Balboa: Ocean Beach (Richmond District) - Ferry Plaza
Geary: Richmond District - Salesforce Transit Center
Geary Rapid: Richmond District (Point Lobos) - Salesforce Transit Center
Union-Stockton: Lyon and Greenwich - 4th & King Caltrain via Chinatown
Marin Headlands Express: (Weekend) Downtown San Francisco - Marin Headlands
All-Nighter: West Portal Station - San Francisco State University via Downtown

Regional/commuter bus

Downtown is served by various bus systems from the North Bay and the Peninsula. Golden Gate Transit and SamTrans buses stops along Mission St. Buses from the East Bay stop at the Transbay Transit Center further north.

AC Transit
All-Nighter: San Francisco - Richmond Station

Golden Gate Transit
San Rafael - San Francisco via Sausalito
Novato - San Francisco
Express: Santa Rosa - San Francisco

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

Bike share

Ford GoBike operates self-service bike share stations in the Downtown area.