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Lone Mountain Walk
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Transportation

USF is centrally located in San Francisco making it easy to get around the Bay Area!

MUNI, the San Francisco Municipal Railway provides transit service within the city of San Francisco 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and offers a total of 80 routes throughout the city.

BART, Bay Area Rapid Transit, is a high-speed transit system that connects the entire Bay Area. It serves 17 communities in the three counties operating 34 stations including service to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK). In San Francisco, BART links with MUNI light rail lines at the Market Street stations.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority website offers additional comprehensive transportation information about MUNI and BART

Bicycles, cars, and skateboards are good options for getting around San Francisco. Good old-fashion walking is a great way to see the city. 

Additionally, USF has a new partnership with Zipcar. For information please visit the Zipcar universities website. Another great San Francisco ride share service is City Car Share, a company that allows you to pick up a car within a couple of blocks and rent it for as long as you wish.

The easiest way to figure out how to get from place to place is by using Mapquest or Yahoo! Maps which provide door-to-door directions and maps.

The University of San Francisco has an on-campus Safety Escort Service that provides a safe means of transportation when no other form is available.

Additional Transportation Resources

www.511.org
The free 511 service provides comprehensive travel-related information needed in the Bay Area, including information on public transportation, traffic, ferries, carpooling, vanpooling, and bicycling.

www.actransit.org
AC Transit is the public bus system serving the 13 cities and adjacent unincorporated communities in 390 square miles along the eastern shores of the San Francisco and San Pablo Bays. This includes Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Castro Valley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and San Francisco

www.goldengate.org
Golden Gate Transit bus system serves Marin, Sonoma, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties.

www.caltrain.com/caltrain
This web site includes maps, schedules, and the latest news and service reports. Caltrain is fixed rail running the length of the peninsula from its San Francisco station at 4th and King all the way to Gilroy.

www.amtrakcapitols.com
The Capitol Corridor is an intercity passenger train system that provides fast, reliable and affordable intercity rail service to 16 stations in 8 Northern California counties: Placer, Sacramento, Yolo, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, and Santa Clara.

www.sfbike.org
San Francisco Bike Coalition Maps