There are 6 ways to get from Pier 39 to Union Square by bus, cable car, taxi, towncar, foot or bike

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 8 bus  •  20 min

  1. Take the line 8 bus from North Point St & Stockton St to Stockton St & Sutter St 8 / ...

$3

5 alternative options

Cable car  •  27 min

  1. Take the cable car from Taylor St & Columbus Ave to Powell St & Post St Pm

$3

Taxi  •  4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pier 39 to Union Square 1.6 miles

$12 - $16

Uber  •  4 min

  1. Take an Uber from Pier 39 to Union Square 1.6 miles

$5 - $8

Walk  •  30 min

  1. Walk from Pier 39 to Union Square 1.6 miles

Bikeshare  •  28 min

  1. Cycle from The Embarcadero At Sansome St to Union Square (Powell St At Post St) 1.8 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pier 39 to Union Square is to line 8 bus which costs $3 and takes 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pier 39 to Union Square is to taxi which costs $12 - $16 and takes 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from North Point St & Stockton St and arriving at Stockton St & Sutter St. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 min.

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The distance between Pier 39 and Union Square is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Pier 39 to Union Square without a car is to line 8 bus which takes 20 min and costs $3.

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The line 8 bus from North Point St & Stockton St to Stockton St & Sutter St takes 13 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Pier 39 to Union Square bus services, operated by San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, depart from North Point St & Stockton St station.

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Pier 39 to Union Square bus services, operated by San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, arrive at Stockton St & Sutter St station.

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Map of how to get from Pier 39 to Union Square.
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  • Distance: 1.6 miles
  • Duration: 20 min

What companies run services between Pier 39, CA, USA and Union Square, CA, USA?

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency operates a bus from Pier 39 to Union Square every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 13 min.

Train operators
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Cable car from Taylor St & Columbus Ave to Powell St & Post St
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Bus operators
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Bus from North Point St & Stockton St to Stockton St & Sutter St
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Pier 39 to Union Square
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$5 - $8
UberX
$5 - $8
WAV
$5 - $8
UberXL
$8
Select
$10
Black
$13
Black SUV
$22
Ford GoBike
Website
gbfs.fordgobike.com
Bike from The Embarcadero At Sansome St to Union Square (Powell St At Post St)
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Pier 39 to Union Square
Ave. Duration
4 min
Estimated price
$12 - $16
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com

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