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Ride Muni Free New Year’s Eve

Thursday, December 14, 2017

For the 18th consecutive year, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will offer free rides on New Year’s Eve from 8 p.m. on Sunday, December 31 through 5 a.m. on Monday, January 1.

“We want all San Francisco residents and visitors to have a happy and safe New Year. That’s why we’ve partnered with 76, to once again make Muni free on the last night of the year,” said Ed Reiskin, SFMTA Director of Transportation. “So celebrate the end of 2017 without the worry of drinking and driving. Muni will be available for free to get you around the city and safely home on New Year’s Eve.” This year’s Ride Muni Free New Year’s Eve is sponsored by 76.

“76 and SFMTA invite you to Ride Muni free on New Year’s Eve from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on all lines and routes and leave the driving to Muni! We wish you a safe holiday season by being a passenger, not a driver. Happy holidays! We’re on the driver’s side” said Bree Januhowski, 76 Brand Manager.

Ride Muni Free New Year’s Eve includes all Muni lines and routes. All information, including schedules and stops, will be posted on 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.

In line with Vision Zero, the city’s policy to eliminate all traffic fatalities, San Franciscans—drivers, pedestrians, and transit riders—should be able to get to their destination safely.

Don’t drink and drive, let Muni do the driving.

New Year’s Eve Muni Service:

  • Complimentary Muni service from 8 p.m. on Sunday, December 31 to 5 a.m. on Monday, January 1.

  • Owl service frequency is doubled on the. 5 Fulton, 14 Mission, 22 Fillmore, 24 Divisadero, 25 Treasure Island, 38 Geary, 44 O’Shaughnessy, 48 Quintara-24th, 90 Owl, 91 Owl, L Owl, and N Owl routes.

  • Extra LRV Metro shuttles will run from West Portal to 4th and King until 2:15 a.m.

  • Extra LRV Metro service between Embarcadero and West Portal will run until 5 a.m.

  • Service on cable cars will be provided by buses after approximately 6 p.m.

  • Service on the F Market & Wharves will be provided by buses in the evening.

At midnight on New Year’s Eve, a city-sponsored fireworks show from a barge off of 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. No closures or re-routes are planned. SFPD and SFMTA will monitor for any necessary re-routes. For details, please visit

BART will provide additional service until approximately 3 a.m., January 1. After 8 p.m. BART service to and from the East Bay will be split between Embarcadero and Montgomery stations. Pittsburg/Bay Point and Richmond line trains heading into San Francisco will not stop at Embarcadero Station. Exit at Montgomery Street Station for the fireworks show. Dublin/Pleasanton and Fremont/Warm Springs line trains will not stop at Montgomery Street Station. After the fireworks, Dublin/Pleasanton and Fremont/Warm Springs trains will not stop at West Oakland. The first East Bay stop is Lake Merritt Station. Millbrae and Daly City passengers should use Montgomery Street Station. Full fare pricing will be in effect. For more details, please visit

Caltrain service will be free after 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and continue until 5 a.m. For more details, please visit

SamTrans will offer free rides on all buses beginning at 8 p.m. on December 31 until 5 a.m. on January 1. For more details, please visit