San Francisco Lunar New Year Travel & Transit Updates 2024

Yellow floral background with large red dragon and the text, "恭喜發財 Happy Lunar New Year"

Lunar New Year is one of the biggest holidays celebrated in many Asian communities. Diverse San Franciscan communities including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese people have long celebrated this festive occasion. For many, the Lunar New Year brings a fresh mindset and resolutions for happiness and health. A zodiac animal with specific traits represents each year in the repeating zodiac cycle of 12 years. 2024 is the Year of the Dragon, the fifth animal in the zodiac. 

The holiday follows the moon's cycles and usually begins in late January or early February. This year Lunar New Year begins February 10th.  

Fun Fact: In the lunar calendar, the Vietnamese zodiac and the Chinese zodiac are similar, but the Vietnamese zodiac includes a cat while the Chinese zodiac includes a rabbit. 

As we enter the Year of the Dragon, join SFMTA in supporting Asian heritage events throughout February: 

Temporary Service Changes

The following pages contain information regarding service impacts and extra services for each event. These pages will be updated as event details are finalized. Please check each of these pages for the latest information.

Muni Passes

Save time and avoid crowds by purchasing your fare before boarding Muni. 

MuniMobile is an easy way buy your tickets for any Muni services instantly before you ride. Skip the lines and buy tickets ahead of time or on the go, then activate when you are ready to ride. With MuniMobile, your phone is your fare.

Customers may also use a preloaded Clipper card, or purchase tickets at Muni Metro Embarcadero station.