There are 9 ways to get from Union Square to California Academy of Sciences by bus, tram, 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.

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Bus  •  35 min

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

$3

8 alternative options

Bus via Market St & Powell St  •  34 min

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

$3

Tram  •  34 min

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

$3

Tram, line 44 bus  •  37 min

  1. Take the tram from Metro Montgomery 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

$6

Bus via Market St & Montgomery St  •  38 min

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

$3

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

$9 - $13

Walk  •  1 h 17 min

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

Bikeshare  •  51 min

  1. Cycle from Union Square (Powell St At Post St) to Central Ave At Fell St 3 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Union Square to California Academy of Sciences is to bus which costs $3 and takes 35 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 bus which takes 35 min and costs $3.

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The bus from Market St & Grant Ave to Fulton St & 8th Ave takes 26 min including transfers and departs every 10 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 620+ hotels available in California Academy of Sciences. Prices start at $117 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: 35 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 Montgomery Station/Outbound to Irving St & 9th Ave
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Tram from Metro Montgomery Station/Outbound to Forest Hill Station Outbound
Ave. Duration
13 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 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
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
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
$9 - $13
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$9 - $13
UberX
$9 - $13
WAV
$9 - $13
UberXL
$11 - $16
Select
$16 - $22
Black
$20 - $26
Black SUV
$25 - $35
Ford GoBike
Website
gbfs.fordgobike.com
Bike from Union Square (Powell St At Post St) to Central Ave At Fell St
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Union Square to California Academy of Sciences
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
$28 - $35
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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