There are 8 ways to get from Union Square to Pier 39 by bus, cable car, 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.

Recommended option

Line 8 bus via Kearny St & Bush St  •  24 min

  1. Take the line 8 bus from Kearny St & Bush St to Bay St & Midway St 8 / ...

$3

7 alternative options

Line 8 bus  •  23 min

  1. Take the line 8 bus from Kearny St & Geary St to Bay St & Midway St 8 / ...

$3

Cable car  •  29 min

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

$3

Tram  •  29 min

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

$3

Taxi  •  4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Union Square to Pier 39 2.2 miles

$15 - $19

Uber  •  4 min

  1. Take an Uber from Union Square to Pier 39 2.2 miles

$5 - $9

Walk  •  30 min

  1. Walk from Union Square to Pier 39 1.6 miles

Bikeshare  •  25 min

  1. Cycle from Union Square (Powell St At Post St) to The Embarcadero At Sansome St 1.6 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Union Square to Pier 39 is to line 8 bus which costs $3 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Union Square to Pier 39 is to taxi which costs $15 - $19 and takes 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kearny St & Bush St and arriving at Bay St & Midway St. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

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

The best way to get from Union Square to Pier 39 without a car is to line 8 bus which takes 24 min and costs $3.

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The line 8 bus from Kearny St & Bush St to Bay St & Midway St takes 10 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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

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

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There are 622+ hotels available in Pier 39. Prices start at $116 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Union Square to Pier 39.
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  • Distance: 1.6 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

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

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency operates a bus from Union Square to Pier 39 every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 10 min.

Train operators
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Cable car from Powell St & Post St to Columbus Ave & Chestnut St
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Tram from Market St & 4th St to The Embarcadero & Stockton St
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Bus operators
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Bus from Kearny St & Bush St to Bay St & Midway St
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Bus from Kearny St & Geary St to Bay St & Midway St
Ave. Duration
12 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 Pier 39
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$5 - $9
UberX
$5 - $9
WAV
$5 - $9
UberXL
$8 - $9
Select
$10 - $13
Black
$13
Black SUV
$22
Ford GoBike
Website
gbfs.fordgobike.com
Bike from Union Square (Powell St At Post St) to The Embarcadero At Sansome St
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Union Square to Pier 39
Ave. Duration
4 min
Estimated price
$15 - $19
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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