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New Year's Eve Free Muni and Extra Service

Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 8:00pm to Monday, January 1, 2018 - 5:00am
Leave the driving to Muni on New Year's Eve. Enjoy Free and Extra Muni service from 8 pm to 5 am.Photograph by Jay Huang Photography under CC BY 2.0​. Modified by SFMTA Staff.

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.

Please do not tag your Clipper® card or activate a MuniMobile ticket during the free service period.

At midnight, there will be a city-sponsored fireworks show from a barge off of The Embarcadero, south of the Ferry Building. Motorists should anticipate delays in the area from approximately 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. No closures or reroutes are planned. The SFPD and SFMTA will monitor for any necessary reroutes.

New Year's Eve Muni Service

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

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

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

  • Extra Muni Metro service all night
    • Between West Portal and Embarcadero stations until 5 a.m.
    • Between West Portal Station and 4th & King until 2:15 a.m.
  • Extra Owl service from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.:
  • Bus Substitutions
    • Service on the F Market & Wharves historic streetcar line is provided by buses all day
    • Service on the Cable Cars is provided by buses after approximately 6 p.m.

Regional Transit Connections for New Year's Eve

  • 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 will not stop at Embarcadero Station.

      • Dublin/Pleasanton and Fremont line trains will not stop at Montgomery Street Station.

      • Dublin/Pleasanton and Fremont 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 will run four post-midnight trains, departing San Francisco at 12:45 a.m., 1:15 a.m., 1:45 a.m. and 2:15 a.m., or when full.

    • 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 run its regular non-school day service on New Year’s Eve

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