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New Year's Eve Free Muni and Extra Service

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 8:00pm to Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 5:00am
Leave the driving to Muni on New Year's Eve. Enjoy Free and Extra Muni service from 8 pm to 5 am.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will offer free rides on New Year’s Eve from 8 p.m. on Monday, December 31 through 5 a.m. on Tuesday, 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. Monday, December 31 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, 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:
    • Between West Portal Station and 4th & King from 9 p.m. until 2:15 a.m.
    • Between West Portal and Embarcadero stations from 2:15 to 4 a.m.
  • Extra Owl service 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
    • Service on the Cable Cars is provided by buses after approximately 6 p.m.

Muni Reroutes

Muni will reroute around the Ferry Building area due to crowds. These reroutes will begin around 10 p.m. Service will return to normal once the streets are clear. Read below for information on each reroute.

Temporary Service Changes by Route
Route Summary of Change
F Market & Wharves
  • Reroute will be along Sansome/Battery and Broadway
5 Fulton
  • Switchback will begin at 4th St.
6 Haight/Parnassus
  • Switchback will begin at 4th St.
7 Haright/Noriega
  • Switchback will begin at 4th St.
9 San Bruno
  • Switchback will begin at 4th St.
14 Mission
  • Switchback will begin at 3rd St.
21 Hayes
  • Switchback will begin at 4th St.
31 Balboa
  • Switchback will begin at 4th St.
L Owl
  • Switchback will begin at 4th St.
N Owl
  • Reroute will be along 3rd and 4th streets between Market Street and the Caltrain Depot.
  • No service along The Embarcadero

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 www.bart.gov.

  • 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 www.caltrain.com.

  • 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 www.samtrans.com.