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Van Ness Station

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Accessible via elevator No Public restroom   City: San Francisco 

Directions to and from Van Ness Station  |  Nearby


This station is located under Market Street in the Civic Center Area. It is served by Muni Metro only. BART trains stop at the nearby Civic Center Station.


Points of interest

Muni Metro


N, S, and TM lines serve this station underground. Muni Metro opens until about 10:00pm.

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 must keep the proof of payment for the ride and fare inspectors may ask to see it onboard Muni vehicles or inside the paid area.

This station features center platforms.

Rail service is replaced by buses due to COVID-19.
Outbound: S to West Portal, TM to Balboa Park, N to Ocean Beach Downtown: S to Embarcadero, N to 4th & King, TM to Sunnydale
Real time departures:
Next Station: Church, N to surface Next Station: Civic Center


Bus stops are located on Market, Van Ness, and 11th Street.

AC Transit

All-Nighter: San Francisco - Richmond Station


{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
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
Van Ness-Mission (Extended route due to COVID-19): City College of San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf
All-Nighter: Visitacion Valley (Bayshore/Arleta) - Van Ness & North Point


All-Nighter: Palo Alto Station - San Francisco (Salesforce Transit Center)

Historic Streetcar

F-Market & Wharves streetcars operate on the surface along Market Street and stops at boarding islands on Market St at Van Ness Ave.


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