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August 2021 Muni COVID-19 Core Service Changes

SFMTA.com/ServiceChanges

The SFMTA is updating and expanding our next major service change, planned for August 14. Resources previously tied up by mandatory COVID-19 restrictions, like removal of the heightened cleaning regimen, were able to be redistributed so that service could be expanded. 

Map showing all of the different transit options in San Francisco, including Muni, BART/Caltrain, AC Transit, PresidiGo and Golden Gate Transit. Map also show's all of Muni's routes and their frequencies.

Service restoration will continue in August making it so that 98% of San Francisco residents will be within two to three blocks of a Muni stop. Access a larger version of the San Francisco Transit Map.

Complete List of August COVID-19 Muni Core Service Changes

Expanded Evening Service

Owl All-Nighter Service

Transit Frequency Guide and Hours of Service - Weekdays

Transit Frequency Guide and Hours of Service - Weekends

Complete List of August COVID-19 Muni Core Service Changes

Route Restorations

  • M Ocean View will return to rail service and resume its full pre-pandemic route between the Embarcadero station and San Jose and Geneva Avenues.
  • 5R Fulton Rapid service will be returning from La Playa to the Transit Center Bus Plaza. 
  • 18 46th Avenue will connect customers from the Richmond and Outer Sunset to Stonestown.
  • 28 19th Avenue service will be returning between Daly City BART and the Marina (via Lombard).
  • 35 Eureka will provide additional access from hilly districts to Muni Metro and BART.
  • 36 Teresita full route will be restored.
  • 39 Coit will return, providing high-frequency service in North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • Muni “school trippers” will run during afternoon peak school hours.

New Route

  • 58 Lake Merced will travel along John Muir Drive and Sloat Boulevard, serving communities west of the lake and connecting to shopping destinations, Daly City BART and Muni’s 14 Mission.

Adjusted Route Restorations

  • 23 Monterey will resume providing service between Palou Avenue & 3rd Street and Saint Francis Wood and will connect to West Portal Station instead of Great Highway. 
  • 31 Balboa will provide service from Cabrillo Street and La Playa to Cyril Magnin at Market Street. 
  • 52 Excelsior will resume providing service between Dublin Street & La Grande Avenue in the Excelsior and Forest Hill Station. Service will be extended to connect to 14th Avenue & Quintara Street via 7th Avenue, Judah Street and 9th Avenue, providing service to Golden Gate Heights via a segment of the temporarily suspended 6 Parnassus.
  • 56 Rutland will resume providing service between Visitacion Valley Middle School and Executive Park. Service will be extended to connect to 29 Sunset and Burton High School on Mansell Street. 
  • 57 Parkmerced will resume providing service along a shortened route between Eucalyptus Drive & Junipero Serra Boulevard and Daly City BART Station, providing direct connections from Stonestown and Parkmerced to BART and KT Ingleside-Third Street. The new 58 Lake Merced will provide service along John Muir Drive. 
  • 66 Quintara will resume providing service between Vicente Street & 30th Street and 9th Avenue & Judah Street. Service will be extended to provide connections to UCSF and Haight Street & via Parnassus Avenue along a segment of the temporarily suspended 6 Parnassus. 

Route Extensions

  • 12 Folsom will be extended to the south from Market Street to provide service between Jackson Street & Van Ness Avenue and Caesar Chavez & Bartlett Street. In the Mission, service will run along 26th Street instead of connecting to 24th Street BART Station. South of Market, instead of running along 2nd Street, service will be provided to Rincon Hill via routing along Main Street and Spear Street.
  • 48 Quintara/24th Street will be extended to the west from West Portal Station to resume providing service along the pre-pandemic route between 20th Street & 3rd Street and Great Highway & Rivera Street. 

For more information on frequency and hours of service, read more on the COVID-19 Muni Core Service Plan.

Expanded Evening Service

In August, Muni service hours will be extended to midnight on 16 key routes to help people traveling later as the city reopens from the pandemic. For those who need to get around after midnight, we are planning to bring back Muni’s full late-night Owl network, including the 5 Fulton Owl and the 48 Quintara/24th Street Owl, providing service from midnight to 5 a.m. (except for the L Owl, which will continue to run from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.). Late-night bus routes will include:

We also plan to extend Metro Bus hours to cover the time span between Owl and rail service. 

The K Ingleside Bus,  N Judah Bus and T Third Street Bus will operate from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight on weekends. 

Metro rail service on the KT Ingleside-Third StreetM Ocean View and the N Judah will run from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends and on the J Church from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Restoring All Owl All-Nighter Service

Muni’s full and original late-night Owl network is scheduled to be restored in August, providing service from midnight to 5 a.m. by adding back the 5 Fulton Owl and 48 Quintara/24th Street Owl. Owl service frequency will remain approximately 30 minutes. 

Visit our Muni Owl All-Nighter Service page for the full list of Owl routes and service information.

Transit Frequency Guide and Hours of Service

For Muni route, schedule, fare and accessible services information anytime, call 311. Note that this information is subject to change.
*K, N, T covered by metro bus substitution from 5am-6am weekdays, 5am-8am weekends and 9pm-midnight daily. M from 5am-8am on weekends runs from Balboa Park to West Portal only, use K Bus or L Bus for service downtown.
*Owl Service starts at 12am except the L Owl starts at 10pm. 5, 24, 44, 48, N, L Owl routes vary from regular route. See Owl map for details. 
*30 - service ends at Divisadero & Chestnut after 8pm

Weekdays (frequencies in minutes)

Route Time Span Day Owl
PH Powell-Hyde Cable Car 7:00a - 10:00p  10 -
PM Powell-Mason Cable Car 7:00a - 10:00p 10 -
C California Street Cable Car 7:00a - 10:00p 10 -
F Market & Wharves 7:00a - 10:00p 12 -
J Church 5:00a - 10:00p 12 -
K Ingleside* 5:00a - 10:00p 10 see 91 Owl
L Taraval Bus* 24 hrs 10 20
M Ocean View* 6:00a - 9:00p  10 -
N Judah* 24 hrs 10 20
T Third* 5:00a - 10:00p 10 see 91 Owl
1 California  5:00a - 12:00a 8 -
1 California East of Presidio Ave 6:00a - 7:00p 4 -
5 Fulton* 24 hrs 10 30
5R Fulton Rapid 7:00a - 7:00p 10 -
7 Haight-Noriega 5:00a - 10:00p 12 -
8 Bayshore  5:00a - 12:00a 10 -
8 Bayshore South of Pacific 7:00a - 7:30p 5 -
9 San Bruno 5:00a - 12:00a 10 see 90 Owl
9R San Bruno Rapid 7:00a - 6:00p 10 -
12 Folsom-Pacific  6:00a - 10:00p 20 -
12 Folsom-Pacific North of Market 7:00a - 7:00p 10 -
14 Mission 24 hrs 7 15
14R Mission Rapid  5:00a - 10:00p 10 -
14R Mission Rapid North of Lowell 6:00a - 7:00p 5 30
15 Hunters Pt Express 5:00a - 10:00p 10 -
18 46th Avenue 6:00a - 10:00p 20 -
19 Polk 5:00a - 10:00p 15 -
22 Fillmore 24 hrs 6 30
23 Monterey 6:00a - 10:00p 20 -
24 Divisadero* 24 hrs 10 30
25 Treasure Island 24 hrs 15 30
27 Bryant 5:00a - 10:00p 15 -
28 19th Ave 5:00a - 12:00a 12 see 91 Owl
29 Sunset 5:00a - 12:00a 10 -
30 Stockton* 5:00a - 12:00a 12 see 91 Owl
30 Stockton East of Van Ness 5:00a - 10:00p 6 -
31 Balboa 5:00a - 10:00p 20  
33 Ashbury-18th St 5:00a - 10:00p 15 -
35 Eureka 7:00a - 9:00p 30 -
36 Teresita 6:00a - 10:00p 30 -
37 Corbett 6:00a - 9:00p 20 -
38 Geary 24 hrs 8 30
38R Geary Rapid 5:00a - 10:00p 8 -
39 Coit 9:00a - 7:00p 20 -
43 Masonic 5:00a - 12:00a 12 -
44 O'Shaughnessy* 24 hrs 12 30
45 Union-Stockton 5:00a - 10:00p 12 -
48 Quintara-24 St* 24 hrs 15 30
49 Van Ness-Mission  5:00a - 12:00a 12 see 14, 90
49 Van Ness-Mission South of North Point  6:00a - 10:00p 6 -
52 Excelsior 6:00a -10:00p 20 -
54 Felton 5:00a - 10:00p 20 -
55 Dogpatch 5:00a - 10:00p 15 -
56 Rutland 7:00a - 9:00p 20 -
57 Parkmerced 5:00a - 10:00p 20 -
58 Lake Merced 5:00a - 10:00p 20 -
66 Quintara 6:00a - 10:00p 20 -
67 Bernal Heights 5:00a - 10:00p 20 -
90 San Bruno Owl 12:00a - 5:00a - 30
91 3rd St/19th Ave Owl 12:00a - 5:00a - 30

Weekends (frequencies in minutes)

Route Time Span Day Owl
PH Powell-Hyde Cable Car 7:00a - 10:00p  10 -
PM Powell-Mason Cable Car 7:00a - 10:00p 10 -
C California Street Cable Car 7:00a - 10:00p 10 -
F Market & Wharves 7:00a - 10:00p 12 -
J Church 5:00a - 10:00p 15 -
K Ingleside* 5:00a - 10:00p 12 see 91 Owl
L Taraval Bus* 24 hrs 12 20
M Ocean View* 5:00a - 9:00p  12 -
N Judah* 24 hrs 12 20
T Third* 5:00a - 10:00p 12 see 91 Owl
1 California  5:00a - 12:00a 12 -
1 California East of Presidio Ave 6:00a - 7:00p 6 -
5 Fulton* 24 hrs 8 30
5R Fulton Rapid - - -
7 Haight-Noriega 5:00a - 10:00p 12 -
8 Bayshore  5:00a - 12:00a 7 -
8 Bayshore South of Pacific 5:00a - 12:00a 7 -
9 San Bruno 5:00a - 12:00a 10 see 90 Owl
9R San Bruno Rapid - - -
12 Folsom-Pacific  8:00a - 7:00p 20 -
12 Folsom-Pacific North of Market 7:00a - 7:00p 10 -
14 Mission 24 hrs 7 15
14R Mission Rapid  5:00a - 10:00p 10 -
14R Mission Rapid North of Lowell 5:00a - 10:00p 10 -
15 Hunters Pt Express 5:00a - 10:00p 12 -
18 46th Avenue 6:00a - 10:00p 20 -
19 Polk 5:00a - 10:00p 20 -
22 Fillmore 24 hrs 8 30
23 Monterey 6:00a - 10:00p 30 -
24 Divisadero* 24 hrs 12 30
25 Treasure Island 24 hrs 20 30
27 Bryant 5:00a - 10:00p 20 -
28 19th Ave 5:00a - 12:00a 15 see 91 Owl
29 Sunset 5:00a - 12:00a 12 -
30 Stockton* 6:00a - 12:00a 15 see 91 Owl
30 Stockton East of Van Ness 5:00a - 10:00p 7.5 -
31 Balboa 5:00a - 10:00p 20  
33 Ashbury-18th St 5:00a - 10:00p 20 -
35 Eureka 7:00a - 9:00p 30 -
36 Teresita 8:00a - 10:00p 30 -
37 Corbett 9:00a - 9:00p 30 -
38 Geary 24 hrs 10 30
38R Geary Rapid 6:00a - 9:00p 10 -
39 Coit 9:00a - 7:00p 20 -
43 Masonic 5:00a - 12:00a 20 -
44 O'Shaughnessy* 24 hrs 12 30
45 Union-Stockton 5:00a - 10:00p 15 -
48 Quintara-24 St* 24 hrs 20 30
49 Van Ness-Mission  5:00a - 12:00a 15 see 14, 90
49 Van Ness-Mission South of North Point  6:00a - 7:00p 7.5 -
52 Excelsior 8:00a -10:00p 30 -
54 Felton 5:00a - 10:00p 20 -
55 Dogpatch 5:00a - 10:00p 15 -
56 Rutland 7:00a - 9:00p 30 -
57 Parkmerced 6:00a - 10:00p 20 -
58 Lake Merced 6:00a - 10:00p 20 -
66 Quintara 8:00a - 10:00p 20 -
67 Bernal Heights 5:00a - 10:00p 20 -
90 San Bruno Owl 12:00a - 5:00a - 30
91 3rd St/19th Ave Owl 12:00a - 5:00a - 30