San Francisco is a bustling city with a large population and plenty of public transportation options available to travelers. The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system provides rail service throughout the city, with multiple stops at key locations such as the San Francisco International Airport, Downtown San Francisco, and East Bay cities. Other forms of public transportation include the San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI), which runs bus services across the region; Caltrain, which links San Francisco to Silicon Valley; and ferry services across the bay to Oakland and Alameda County. For those looking for an environmentally friendly option, there are many bike share programs throughout the city. There are also car-sharing programs that allow residents to rent cars for short trips or errands without having to own a vehicle themselves. With all these transportation options available, getting around in San Francisco is easy whether you’re a local or visitor!
The typical American commute has been getting longer each year since 2010. The average one-way commute in San Francisco takes 32.9 minutes. That's longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
How people in San Francisco get to work:
- 34.3% drive their own car alone
- 6.8% carpool with others
- 6.7% work from home
- 34.0% take mass transit