Civic Center is at the intersection of major east-west and north-south routes. There are two large city-owned garages (Performing Arts Garage and Civic Center Garage) and many private ones, in the area. The Civic Center CBD staffs the elevator access area at the entrance of Civic Center Garage on McAllister Street, Tuesday, through Saturday, 6:00 to 11:00 pm.

Public Transportation

Civic Center is easily accessible by public transit. Information and trip planning for the entire San Francisco Bay Area can be found online at or by dialing “511” from any of the Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma).


MUNI bus lines serving Civic Center include Bus Numbers: 5-Fulton, 21-Hayes, 31-Balboa, 47-Van Ness, and 49-Van Ness/Mission. Other lines, such as the F streetcar line, that travel along Market Street make several stops from Eighth Street to Van Ness Avenue.

The MUNI Metro Subway includes all lines (J, K, L, M, N) serving both the Civic Center and Van Ness Stations. For up-to-date route and schedule information contact MUNI at (415) 701-2311 or dial 311 within San Francisco.

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)

BART lines serve the nearby “Civic Center” station at Market and Eighth Streets. For schedule information please contact BART at (415) 989-2278.

North Bay:
The Civic Center area is also served by Golden Gate Transit (415) 455-2000

South Bay:
Sam Trans (800 660-4287) runs many buses from the South Bay. Cal Trainriders may call 800-660-4287 for service information.

East Bay:
From the East Bay riders can take AC Transit (dial 511 anywhere in the Bay Area) to the Transbay Terminal, on Mission Street between First and Fremont Streets, and transfer to MUNI lines such as the No. 5 Bus.