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San Francisco, for its merits, wants to keep its solo driver population down, and it tackles that issue found in many suburbs by running frequent shuttle services during peak periods to employment areas, medical centers, and places with high transit ridership to augment services provided by San Francisco Muni.

This collection also includes shuttles found in the North Bay, especially in Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and Solano Counties.

Full-sized Employment Buses and Shuttles
Shuttle Vans
California Pacific Medical Center
Chariot (San Francisco)
This shuttle service operates within San Francisco, on six different routes, running during peak periods only. It charges $3 per passenger per direction, and their destinations include the Marina District, Outer Richmond, Fisherman’s Wharf, and SoMa, with unique route names:

  • Chestnut Bullet (emulating Muni’s 30X-Marina Express) – the first route
  • California Dreamin’ (stops along Pine and California Streets where the Richmond Expresses with Muni do not stop; operates between Townsend (SB) or Bryant (NB) & 4th and Haight & Clayton) 
  • SoMa Express (runs between Marina District and Caltrain via Union Street, Van Ness Avenue, and Mission & 5th Street)
  • West SoMa Direct (runs between Marina District and Brannan & 4th via Civic Center BART)
  • Fisherman’s Flyer (runs between Fisherman’s Wharf and Embarcadero BART via Levi’s Plaza)
  • Richmond Racer (runs between Brannan & 4th and Geary & 12th, emulating portions of Muni’s 1BX-California B Express and 38BX-Geary B Express)
Kaiser Permanente Shuttles
Mission Bay Shuttle
This free service operates around the Presidio in San Francisco. Two shuttle routes operate around the park, with services to the Golden Gate Bridge, the Exploratorium, Baker Beach, Inspiration Point, and many other fine attractions within the national park, and these are always free to the public. The PresidiGo also operates a direct service between the Presidio and Downtown; note that on peak periods, only commuters with a Presidio Pass may use the service (between 6:30 and 9:00am and between 3:45 and 7:00pm); outside those times, riders with a valid Muni Pass may also use the service.
San Francisco Minibus

College and University Shuttles

Academy of Art University
With multiple campus locations in San Francisco, Academy of Art University connects each one of its campuses with bus and van shuttles.
Buses (Gillig Phantom and Thomas Built Bus)
Minivans and Microbus
San Francisco State University
San Francisco State University offers a frequent and free shuttle service connecting San Francisco State University’s main campus and Daly City BART.
University of California, San Francisco
These shuttles mainly operate within the City, with color-coded lines that serve UCSF Mission Bay, UCSF Parnassus, and San Francisco General Hospital.

North Bay Shuttles

These include shuttles from Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and Solano Counties.