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Free Muni for New Year’s Eve

Monday, December 27, 2021

2021 marks the 22nd consecutive year that we will offer free rides on New Year’s Eve. Starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 31 and going through 5 a.m. on Saturday, January 1, all trips on Muni will be free. This program supports San Francisco’s Vision Zero goals to eliminate all traffic fatalities and serious injuries as well as promotes safe and responsible transit during the New Year’s festivities.  

Please note that face masks are still required by federal law while riding Muni, in Muni stations, on paratransit and in taxis. Violations can result in denial of boarding or removal from Muni and may carry federal penalties. 

Ride Muni Free New Year’s Eve includes all Muni lines and routes. Clipper Card customers should NOT tap their cards to make sure they don’t get charged a fare. Muni Mobile passes will not be necessary. Metro fare gates will be open that night. 

New Year’s Eve Muni Service:  

  • Complimentary Muni service from 8 p.m. Friday, December 31 to 5 a.m. Saturday, January 1. 

  • Please do not tag your Clipper® card. If you tag it, you will be charged. 

  • Please do not activate a Muni Mobile ticket. Metro fare gates will be open. 

  • Extra Muni Metro service: 

  • Between West Portal Station and 4th & King from 9 p.m. until 1:45 a.m. 

  • Between West Portal and Embarcadero stations from 1:45 to 2:15 a.m. 

  • Extra service on the OWL Network, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.: 

  • Bus Substitutions 

  • Service on the F Market & Wharves historic streetcar line is provided by buses all day 

At midnight on New Year’s Eve, a city-sponsored fireworks show from a barge off The Embarcadero, south of the Ferry Building, will take place. Motorists should anticipate delays in the area from approximately 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Beginning around 10 p.m., Muni will reroute around the Ferry Building area due to the anticipated crowd. For reroutes, please visit New Year's Eve Free Muni and Extra Service. Service will return to normal once the streets are clear.  

BART, with full fare pricing still in effect, will run standard Friday service, but with an extended closing time to allow people to enjoy fireworks in San Francisco or other festivities ringing in the New Year. For those celebrating in downtown San Francisco, the last East Bay bound train running through Downtown San Francisco will be at around 1:30am and the last Southbound train heading toward Millbrae will run through Downtown San Francisco at 2:10am. See the full details about New Year's Eve service.   

Caltrain service will be free after 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve until the last special post-event train departs San Francisco. Trains will run past midnight until 1:30 am or until full.  

SamTrans will offer free rides on all buses beginning at 8 p.m. on December 31 until 5 a.m. on January 1.