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There are 6 ways to get from Union Square to Pier 39 by bus, cable car, tram, 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

Line 8 bus  •  23m

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

$3

5 alternative options

Cable car  •  29m

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

$3

Tram  •  29m

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

$3

Taxi  •  4m

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

$15 - $19

Uber  •  4m

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

$12 - $17

Walk  •  30m

  1. Walk from Union Square to Pier 39 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 23m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kearny St & Geary St and arriving at Bay St & Midway St. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12m.

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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 23m and costs $3.

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The line 8 bus from Kearny St & Geary St to Bay St & Midway St takes 12m including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Union Square to Pier 39 bus services, operated by San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, depart from Kearny St & Geary 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 618+ hotels available in Pier 39. Prices start at $99 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: 23m

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 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 12m.

Train operators
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Cable car from Powell St & Post St to Columbus Ave & Chestnut St
Ave. Duration
14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Tram from Market St & 4th St to The Embarcadero & Stockton St
Ave. Duration
24m
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 & Geary St to Bay St & Midway St
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Every 5 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
4m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$30 - $45
Assist
$12 - $17
UberX
$12 - $17
WAV
$12 - $17
UberXL
$14 - $19
Select
$22 - $29
Black
$30 - $45
Black SUV
$45 - $60
Taxi from Union Square to Pier 39
Ave. Duration
4m
Estimated price
$15 - $19
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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