Transportation

The University of San Francisco provides a number of commuter incentive programs and services to the university community. Implemented in compliance with the State of California’s Clean Air Quality Act and the American Disabilities Act, they are also designed to better manage campus parking resources.

Public Transportation

USF provides discounted SF Muni passes for the fall and spring semesters to undergraduate students. The Muni bus lines 5-Fulton and 31-Balboa run parallel to the USF campus.

  • 5-Fulton stops at the corner of Fulton and Parker streets, in front of the Kendrick School of Law and St. Ignatius Church on the lower main campus. 5-Fulton also stops at Fulton and Clayton streets, in front of Malloy Hall and on the south side of Fulton adjacent to lower campus.
  • 31-Balboa stops at Chabot Terrace and Turk Street, directly in front of the staircase to the Lone Mountain complex. It also stops by the 281 Masonic classroom and office building at the corner of Turk and Masonic streets.

Visit 511.org to find complete information on all of the public transportation options, traffic alerts, and green transportation alternatives in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area.

Public Transit Systems

Muni

Muni operates San Francisco's buses, subways, streetcars, and historic cable cars. Undergraduate students have a semester pass for all SF Muni lines incorporated into their tuition.

For individuals on a limited income, Muni offers the Lifeline Pass at a 50% discount off the standard adult monthly pass price. To find out more about eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit the SFMTA website.  

Wheelchair access varies per route, but all Metro (underground) stations are fully accessible.

Check Muni times at NextBus

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Phone: (415) 673-6864
Web: www.sfmuni.com

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

BART rail lines link San Francisco with the East Bay and Colma. In San Francisco, trains run under Market Street with stops at the Embarcadero, Montgomery Street, Powell Street, and the Civic Center Stations.

TRAIN HOURS
  • Monday–Friday, 4 a.m.–midnight
  • Saturday, 6 a.m.–midnight
  • Sunday, 8 a.m.–midnight

All BART stations and cars are wheelchair accessible.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Phone: (415) 989-2278
Web: www.bart.gov

AC Transit

AC Transit buses connect San Francisco with East Bay cities in the counties of Alameda and west Contra Costa, including the cities of Oakland and Berkeley. In San Francisco, AC Transit buses depart daily from Transbay Terminal located at First and Mission Streets.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Phone: (510) 817-1717
Web: www.actransit.org

Caltrain

Caltrain provides rail service daily between San Francisco and San Jose. Trains are scheduled to accommodate commuter travel.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Phone: (800) 660-4287
Web: www.caltrain.com

Golden Gate Bus

Golden Gate Bus transit serves San Francisco and North Bay communities including Sausalito, Mill Valley, and other towns as far north as Santa Rosa.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Phone: (415) 455-2000
Web: www.goldengatetransit.org

Golden Gate Ferry

Golden Gate Ferry Service provides daily service between the San Francisco Ferry Building and terminals in Larkspur and Sausalito.

Ferries are wheelchair accessible.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Phone: (415) 455-2000
Web: www.goldengateferry.org

Commuting by Bicycle

There are a number of bike racks on the USF campus, which can be located through our transportation map

Bicycle Policies

Carpool, Vanpool, Rideshare, and Other Options

Carpool

The following are public carpool matching options:

Chariot

Chariot offers fast and reliable commuter shuttle service across San Francisco and the Bay Area for as little as $3 per ride. Full time, benefits-eligible faculty and staff are eligible to ride Chariot for $1 per ride. Rides can be booked, paid for, and tracked via the convenient mobile app

Check out the current Chariot routes

  • The Richmond Racer (AM) and Geary Galloper (PM) stop at USF, BART, Caltrain, and other connecting transit locations in downtown San Francisco.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Phone: (844) 692-4274
Web: www.chariot.com

Supershuttle (airport transportation)

Supershuttle offers discounted rates to USF students for rides to SFO and OAK. Book via the Supershuttle website or app using discount code: USF16

Uber

USF students will soon be able to use Don's Dollars to pay for their Uber rides. Stay tuned for updates on this process. Uber is a mobile app-based ride service where riders can reserve a car, track the gps location of the car, and pay for the ride via the app. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Web: www.uber.com

Zipcar

USF is now home to six Zipcars located in the Upper Koret lot. Students 18+ can apply for discounted membership fees using their USF email address.

Right now, Students can join for just $15, and receive $15 in driving credit by using the code usfzipcar when you are registering. (Credit applies to new members only.)

Faculty and Staff can join for $25 a year, with no annual fee ($60 savings).

Zipcar members have access to cars around the city for an hourly fee, with flexible options to extend or cancel a reservation by phone or through the Zipcar app for iPhones.

To see which driving plans match your needs or to become a USF Zipcar member, visit Zipcar @ USF

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Phone: (415) 495-7478
Web: www.zipcar.com/universities/university-of-san-francisco

Emergency Services

For emergencies, call (415) 422-2911 or extension 2911 from any on-campus phone. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Contact Info

Dispatch and Patrol Services

24 hours/7 days

Lone Mountain Lower Level (415) 422-4201 (415) 221-3641

Contact Info

Department of Public Safety

Mon.–Thurs. 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Fri. 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Administrative Office
University Center 5th Floor
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

(415) 422-4222 (415) 666-3323