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Public Transit

Taking public transit to the Golden Gate Bridge is the best way to get to the Bridge because parking is extremely limited and there are ongoing construction projects at or near the Bridge.

Accessing The South End Of The Bridge

At the southeast end of the Golden Gate Bridge, you can experience many new visitor experiences—a  Welcome Center with one-of-a-kind merchandise, the Bridge Café, restrooms, and a number of incredible photography/viewing points.

  • From San Francisco to/from the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge:
    • Golden Gate Transit (Bus Schedules & Maps):
      • To/from downtown: Board any GGT bus (Routes 30, 70, 101, 101X) at Main & Folsom streets (across from the Temporary Transbay Terminal) or along Mission Street (north side of the street, GGT stops only). All buses stop at the northbound Toll Plaza bus stop.
      • To/from Union Square: Board any GGT bus (Routes 30, 70, 101, and 101X) at Mission & 5th streets, in front of the old Mint Building. Mission & 5th is a short walk south of Union Square. All buses stop at the northbound Toll Plaza bus stop.
      • To/from Civic Center: Board any GGT bus (Routes 30, 70, 92, 101, and 101X) at 7th & Market streets or across the street from City Hall at McAllister & Polk streets. All buses stop at the northbound Toll Plaza bus stop.
      • To/from Fisherman’s Wharf: Board any GGT bus (Routes 2, 4, 8, 18, 24, 27, 38, 44, 54,  58, 72, 74, and 76) along North Point Street (north side of the street, GGT stops only). All buses stop at the northbound Toll Plaza bus stop. Routes 4 and 27 operate throughout the day on weekdays; all other routes operate during weekday afternoon peak periods only. On weekends, walk or take Muni to Van Ness & Union and board any GGT bus (Routes 30, 70, and 101) at a northbound bus stop.
    • San Francisco Muni: Visit www.sfmta.com for schedules and maps.
    • PresidiGo Shuttle: Visit the PresidiGo Shuttle website for schedules and maps.
  • From Marin County to/from the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge:
    • Golden Gate Transit: Routes 2, 4, 4C, 8, 18, 24, 24C, 24X, 27, 30, 38, 44, 54, 54C, 56, 58, 70, 92, and 101 serve the southbound Toll Plaza bus stop. To return to Marin County, board any of these same routes at the northbound Toll Plaza bus stop.
  • From Sonoma County to/from the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge:
    • Golden Gate Transit: Routes 72, 72X, 74, 76, 101, and 101X serve the southbound Toll Plaza bus stop. To return to Sonoma County, board any of these same routes at the northbound Toll Plaza bus stop.

Accessing The North End Of The Bridge

The north end of the Bridge (also called the Vista Point) offers many photo opportunities and has restrooms for visitors.

  • From San Francisco to/from the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge:

    • Golden Gate Transit (Bus Schedules & Maps):
      • To/from downtown or Union Square: Board Route 30 at the Salesforce Transit Center (Mission & Fremont) or along Mission Street (north side of the street, GGT stops only). Remain on board until the very first stop after crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. A walkway leads from the bus stop back south to Vista Point. When the bus is on the Bridge, be sure to request the next stop by pressing the overhead button or yellow strip next to the window. After walking back across the Bridge, visitors can return to Mission Street by boarding GGT Route 30, 70, 101, or 101X at the southbound Toll Plaza bus stop, which is adjacent to the Administration Building.
      • To/from Civic Center: Board Routes 30 or 92 at 7th & Market streets or across the street from City Hall at McAllister & Polk streets. Remain on board until the very first stop after crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. A walkway leads from the bus stop back south to the Vista Point. When the bus is on the Bridge, be sure to request the next stop by pressing the overhead button or yellow strip next to the window. After walking back across the Bridge, visitors can return to the Civic Center by boarding GGT Route 30, 70, 92, 101, or 101X at the southbound Toll Plaza bus stop, which is adjacent to the Administration Building.
    • San Francisco Muni:
      • To/from Union Square: On Saturdays, Muni Route 76X boards at Sutter & Stockton streets and operates across the Golden Gate Bridge. Remain on board until the very first stop after crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. A walkway leads from the bus stop back south to the Vista Point. After walking back across the Bridge, visitors can board Route 76X back to Union Square at the southbound Toll Plaza bus stop, which is adjacent to the Administration Building.
  • From Marin County and Sonoma County to/from the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge:
    • Golden Gate Transit: Take any GGT route to the Toll Plaza bus stop. Cross beneath Highway 101 to the northbound GGT bus stop. Board GGT Routes 2, 30, 92, or MUNI Route 76X to the first stop after crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. A walkway leads from the bus stop back south to Vista Point. When the bus is on the Bridge, be sure to request the next stop by pressing the overhead button or yellow strip next to the window. After walking back across the Bridge, visitors can return to Marin or Sonoma counties from the northbound GGT bus stop at the Toll Plaza.

Trip-Planning Assistance

  • Trip-Planning Assistance: Golden Gate Transit trip planning assistance is available Mondays through Fridays, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., by calling 511 and saying "Golden Gate Transit," then "operator," or by using the Google Trip Planner

SF Muni trip planning assistance is available by calling 311 or visiting www.sfmta.com.


Tour Buses

Taking a tour bus is one of the best ways to experience the Bridge. Most tour companies offer convenient pick up and drop off locations throughout the city. A few even let you hop on and hop off so you can design your own itinerary!

The City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau websites all offer useful information for visitors.

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