There are 5 ways to get from Union Square to Embarcadero by tram, taxi, 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

Tram  •  11 min

  1. Take the tram from Market St & New Montgomery St to Market St & Main St F / ...

$3

4 alternative options

Tram via The Embarcadero & Washington St  •  17 min

  1. Take the tram from Market St & 4th St to The Embarcadero & Washington St F / ...

$3

Taxi  •  2 min

  1. Take a taxi from Union Square to Embarcadero 1.5 miles

$12 - $15

Walk  •  22 min

  1. Walk from Union Square to Embarcadero 1.2 miles

Bikeshare  •  15 min

  1. Cycle from Union Square (Powell St At Post St) to San Francisco Ferry Building (Harry Bridges Plaza) 1.8 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Union Square to Embarcadero is to tram which costs $3 and takes 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Union Square to Embarcadero is to taxi which costs $12 - $15 and takes 2 min.

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The distance between Union Square and Embarcadero is 4746 feet.

The best way to get from Union Square to Embarcadero without a car is to tram which takes 11 min and costs $3.

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The tram from Market St & New Montgomery St to Market St & Main St takes 6 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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There are 631+ hotels available in Embarcadero. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Union Square to Embarcadero.
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  • Distance: 4746 feet
  • Duration: 11 min

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

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency operates a vehicle from Union Square to Embarcadero every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 6 min.

Train operators
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Tram from Market St & New Montgomery St to Market St & Main St
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Tram from Market St & 4th St to The Embarcadero & Washington St
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Other operators
Ford GoBike
Website
gbfs.fordgobike.com
Bike from Union Square (Powell St At Post St) to San Francisco Ferry Building (Harry Bridges Plaza)
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Union Square to Embarcadero
Ave. Duration
2 min
Estimated price
$12 - $15
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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