Mission Bay Commute Options

There are a number of transportation options provided to the UCSF Community when looking to commute to the Mission Bay campus.

Public Transit Options

Click on the area from which you will be commuting to be provided with your public transit options to Mission Bay:

East Bay
North Bay
South Bay

Alternative Transportation Options

Give yourself more time to rest and relax before and after work by leaving the driving to someone else. Wherever you’re coming from (or going to) in the Bay Area, we have many options for those who want alternatives to driving and public transit.

Visit UCSF Alternative Transportation

Driving Directions

Click on the area from which you will be commuting to be provided with driving directions to Mission Bay:

East Bay (from East Bay Bridge)
North Bay (from Golden Gate Bridge)
South Bay (from I-280)
South Bay (from US-101)

Public Transit Options (Expanded)

East Bay

BART:
BART services the East Bay providing various connections to both public transportation and UCSF shuttle to Mission Bay.

Bart Stations (weekdays)
1) RED Shuttle to 16th Street BART from 6:30AM to 8PM about every 15-20 minutes; stops on 4th Street.
2) SF Muni #55 line serves 16th Street BART from 6:00AM to midnight about every 15 minutes during peak periods.
3) Mission Bay TMA (missionbaytma.org) to Powell Street BART service about every 15-20 minutes from 7:15AM to 10AM & 3:30PM to 8PM.
4) SF Muni T line serves Embarcadero BART from 5:15AM to midnight about every 9 minutes during peak periods.

Plan your BART trip.

Caltrain:
Commuters looking to commute via Caltrain will find UCSF shuttle and public transit connections to the Mission Bay campus when disembarking at the 4th and King St. stop within San Francisco.

Caltrain - 4th and King Street (weekdays)
1) Due to construction, the GREEN Shuttle service to Caltrain has been reduced. GREEN Shuttle from 6:30PM to 7:00PM every 20 minutes; stops on Townsend/4th Street.
2) Mission Bay TMA (missionbaytma.org) about every 15-20 minutes from 7:10AM to 9:50AM & 3:45PM to 7:50PM; stops on Owens Street.
3) SF Muni T line from 5:15AM to midnight about every 9 minutes during peak periods (approx. 5 min travel time); stops on 3rd Street

Plan your Caltrain trip.

Muni T-Line:
Muni T line operates seven days a week, beginning at 5 a.m. weekdays, 6 a.m. Saturdays and 8 a.m. Sundays, operating until 1 a.m. Headways on the route range from 9 to 12 minutes during the day, and from 12 to 20 minutes at night. The Muni T Line connects commuters from the San Francisco Ferry Building Terminal and the Transbay Terminal.

Get live map and route information at Muni.

Muni from the San Francisco Ferry Building Terminal (weekdays)
The San Francisco Ferry Building Terminal connects ferry service from Vallejo, Harbor Bay, Richmond, Alameda, and Oakland.
The Muni T line to Folsom and Embarcadero; 5:15AM to midnight about every 9 minutes during peak periods (approx. 13 min travel time); about 5 minute walk to Ferry Building.
Plan your San Francisco Bay Ferry trip.

Muni from the Transbay Terminal (weekdays)
The Transbay Terminal connects bus service from around the Bay Area including AC Transit which serves the East Bay.
Muni T line to Folsom and Embarcadero; 5:15AM to midnight about every 9 minutes during peak periods (approx. 13 min travel time); about 6 minute walk to Ferry Building.

Plan your AC Transit Transbay trip.

Tideline:
Tideline provides ferry service between Berkeley and San Francisco Pier 52 in Mission Bay during peak commute hours.

Riders from Berkeley board at the K Dock at Berkeley Marina in front of Waterfront Office. The Berkeley Marina is on AC Transit bus line 51B, which goes to UC Berkeley, BART, and the Berkeley Capitol Corridor Amtrak Station. Riders are also permitted to park at no charge on the street in the South Sailing Basin gravel parking lot near the UC Aquatic Center. Bikes are welcome on-board at no charge.

Plan your Tideline trip.

North Bay

Golden Gate Transit Bus & Ferry:
Golden Gate Transit (GGT) provides regional fixed-route bus service in San Francisco, and in Marin and Sonoma counties. Bus service is also available between San Rafael in central Marin and the El Cerrito del Norte and Richmond BART Stations in western Contra Costa County. Local bus service is provided within Marin County under contract with Marin Transit.

Golden Gate Ferry (GGF) operates frequent ferry service between San Francisco and Larkspur in central Marin County, and between San Francisco and Sausalito in southern Marin County.

Plan your Golden Gate Transit trip.

Park & Ride lots provide convenient locations to park your car and board GGT buses and ferries, or carpools and vanpools. See the locations of Park & Ride Lots near GGT.

South Bay

BART:
BART services the South Bay providing various connections to both public transportation and UCSF shuttle to Mission Bay.

Bart Stations (weekdays)
1) RED Shuttle to 16th Street BART from 6:30AM to 8PM about every 15-20 minutes; stops on 4th Street.
2) SF Muni #55 line serves 16th Street BART from 6:00AM to midnight about every 15 minutes during peak periods.
3) Mission Bay TMA (missionbaytma.org) to Powell Street BART service about every 15-20 minutes from 7:15AM to 10AM & 3:30PM to 8PM.
4) SF Muni T line serves Embarcadero BART from 5:15AM to midnight about every 9 minutes during peak periods.

Plan your BART trip.

Caltrain:
Commuters looking to commute via Caltrain will find UCSF shuttle and public transit connections to the Mission Bay campus when disembarking at the 4th and King St. stop within San Francisco.

Caltrain - 4th and King Street (weekdays)
1) Due to construction, the GREEN Shuttle service to Caltrain has been reduced. GREEN Shuttle from 6:30PM to 7:00PM every 20 minutes; stops on Townsend/4th Street.
2) Mission Bay TMA (missionbaytma.org) about every 15-20 minutes from 7:10AM to 9:50AM & 3:45PM to 7:50PM; stops on Owens Street.
3) SF Muni T line from 5:15AM to midnight about every 9 minutes during peak periods (approx. 5 min travel time); stops on 3rd Street

Plan your Caltrain trip.

Muni T-Line:
Muni T line operates seven days a week, beginning at 5 a.m. weekdays, 6 a.m. Saturdays and 8 a.m. Sundays, operating until 1 a.m. Headways on the route range from 9 to 12 minutes during the day, and from 12 to 20 minutes at night. The Muni T Line connects commuters from the San Francisco Ferry Building Terminal and the Transbay Terminal.

Get live map and route information at Muni.


For assistance planning your commute, refer to the trip planner and other resources available at: http://www.511.org/ or call UCSF Transportation Services at (415) 476-GOGO.