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Market Street Railway

San Francisco, CA
+1 415-956-0472
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So easy to use, took us everywhere where we wanted to go...and so much cheaper than the Historic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margot P
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Port Macquarie, Australia
Not a Railway, but a old style bus and light train. For tourists mainly. Back to early 20 Centry..

Antique Car, make SF unique and full of characters, very charming! Old with new make touring around... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janis Y
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Palo Alto, California
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Restored street cars run on tracks up and down the Market Street Railway.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“f line” (23 reviews)
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San Francisco, CA
Nob Hill
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So easy to use, took us everywhere where we wanted to go...and so much cheaper than the Historic trams. We always managed to get a seat, and it was always on time.

Thank Margot P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Antique Car, make SF unique and full of characters, very charming! Old with new make touring around interesting! F line to Fishman Warf, pier 39. Worth the try, slow but make you feel like back to Good old time. :)

Thank Janis Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I was six years old in 1949 and living in Birmingham, we would walk to the corner in the morning and take a streetcar, as we called it then to a stop a short block from our elementary school. The car was driven by...More

Thank Jmc5606903
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When your legs get tired, find a tram stop and jump on the inexpensive alternative to getting around SF. These restored rail cars are from many different communities, each unique, each with its own history and each interesting to ride. Signs on the outside tell...More

Thank MaryandJoseph819
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Cable cars are expensive and the line can be long. This railway is a great alternative and we took it from Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf. Noise didn't bother us. It is clean and inexpensive - Seniors are $1.25 one way. Nice to let someone...More

1  Thank katork
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Old railcar trams that cost $2.50 - or free transfer if just off the bus. Great to save tired legs - or just for the fun of it. Even more fun when the new driver overshot the wheelchair access and had to reverse back...

Thank Chch_NZ_couple
Reviewed 5 June 2017

if you're looking for a cheap way to see the city, try railway. we did the F-line all four days we were in the city. $2.50 per person, or $1.25 for senior citizens. be aware, tho, that not all persons riding the railway are uhm,...More

Thank travelin m
Reviewed 3 June 2017

These old trams run along Fisherman's wharf and up Market Street. a great help when your legs are tired and a blast fro the past for all those who are nostalgic about street travel, the cars come from all over the world and are an...More

Thank MikeTurnham
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The bus system looks like a roll back from just a few decades ago but with the regular service and friendly operators it's a pretty cool system

Thank Buttercup5687
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This is an excellent way to get from the town center out to Pier 43 and everything in between. We used this to get from the Bart system which we took from the airport to our hotel, it was easy to find and to navigate....More

Thank Joanne H
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The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for
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architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated
with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all
were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that
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