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There are 8 ways to get from Union Square to California Academy of Sciences by tram, bus, taxi, towncar or foot

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

Tram  •  33 min

  1. Take the tram from Metro Powell Station/Outbound to Irving St & 9th Ave N

$3

7 alternative options

Bus  •  35 min

  1. Take the bus from Market St & Grant Ave to Fulton St & 8th Ave 5 / ...

$3

Bus via Market St & Powell St  •  34 min

  1. Take the bus from Market St & Powell St to Fulton St & 8th Ave 5 / ...

$3

Bus via Market St & Montgomery St  •  38 min

  1. Take the bus from Market St & Montgomery St to Fulton St & 8th Ave 5 / ...

$3

Tram, line 44 bus  •  39 min

  1. Take the tram from Metro Powell Station/Outbound to Forest Hill Station Outbound Kt / ...
  2. Take the line 44 bus from Laguna Honda Blvd/opp Forest Hill to Concourse Dr at Acad of Sciences 44

$9

Taxi  •  8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Union Square to California Academy of Sciences 4.5 miles

$28 - $35

Uber  •  8 min

  1. Take an Uber from Union Square to California Academy of Sciences 4.5 miles

$14 - $19

Walk  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Walk from Union Square to California Academy of Sciences 4 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Union Square to California Academy of Sciences is to tram which costs $3 and takes 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Union Square to California Academy of Sciences is to taxi which costs $28 - $35 and takes 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Market St & Grant Ave and arriving at Fulton St & 8th Ave. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 26 min.

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The distance between Union Square and California Academy of Sciences is 3 miles.

The best way to get from Union Square to California Academy of Sciences without a car is to tram which takes 33 min and costs $3.

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The tram from Metro Powell Station/Outbound to Irving St & 9th Ave takes 18 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Union Square to California Academy of Sciences bus services, operated by San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, depart from Market St & Grant Ave station.

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Union Square to California Academy of Sciences bus services, operated by San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, arrive at Fulton St & 8th Ave station.

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There are 606+ hotels available in California Academy of Sciences. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Union Square to California Academy of Sciences.
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  • Distance: 3.5 miles
  • Duration: 33 min

What companies run services between Union Square, CA, USA and California Academy of Sciences, CA, USA?

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency operates a bus from Union Square to California Academy of Sciences every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 26 min.

Train operators
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Tram from Metro Powell Station/Outbound to Irving St & 9th Ave
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Tram from Metro Powell Station/Outbound to Forest Hill Station Outbound
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Bus operators
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Bus from Market St & Grant Ave to Fulton St & 8th Ave
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Bus from Market St & Powell St to Fulton St & 8th Ave
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Bus from Market St & Montgomery St to Fulton St & 8th Ave
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Bus from Laguna Honda Blvd/opp Forest Hill to Concourse Dr at Acad of Sciences
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Union Square to California Academy of Sciences
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$30 - $45
Assist
$14 - $19
UberX
$14 - $19
WAV
$14 - $19
UberXL
$18 - $24
Select
$29 - $40
Black
$40 - $55
Black SUV
$55 - $75
Taxi from Union Square to California Academy of Sciences
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com

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