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How can I get around San Francisco if I don't own a car?

Whether you are a San Francisco resident or are just visiting for a few days, here are some resources to help you get around town in a sustainable way!

Plan your trips using transit, biking, or walking


  • Use NextBus to find out when the next bus, streetcar, or train will arrive near you.
  • offers real-time transit departures and can help you plan a local or regional trip.

Biking & Walking

Buy a Transit Card

Heading to Union Square or San Francisco International Airport? Clipper card is all you need. An all-in-one reloadable transit fare card, Clipper is accepted on all major Bay Area transit systems. 

Share a Ride

Why own when you can borrow and save? Plus, then you’ll have more time to enjoy your extra cash and newfound freedom. San Francisco is leading the way with a number of car sharing options. Check them out and start sharing today.

Need help getting there?

Call 511 or visit for transit and bus schedule updates, transit line information, and ridesharing.

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