SF – Christmas & New Year’s Transit Guide

December 22, 2023

    Hi Mooviters,

    The holidays are upon us, and to ensure your journeys remain effortless and joyful, your favorite transit app is here with the latest updates & service changes! At Moovit, we’re dedicated to keeping you connected and informed throughout this festive season.

    What’s in Store?

    🎄 Holiday Schedule Updates: Many agencies are offering alternative service for Christmas and New Year’s. As always, Moovit is updated. Plan your travels with our trip planner. We have also compiled a list of your favorite agencies below. 

    🚌 Real-Time Arrivals: Traveling during the Holiday season can be hectic but Moovit helps you stay informed with Real-Time arrival updates that let you know exactly when your bus/train/subway is arriving.

    ⚠️ In-App Service Alerts: Don’t get caught by any last-minute service changes, stay informed with our in-app service alerts.

    Christmas & New Year’s Service by Agency

    • Muni 
      • Muni will run Sunday service on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25th, and on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1st. 
      • Muni will offer free rides on New Year’s Eve from 8 p.m. on Sunday, December 31 through 5 a.m. on Monday, January 1.
        • Please do not tag your Clipper card. If you tag it, you will be charged. Please do not activate a MuniMobile ticket. All Metro fares gates will be open!
      • On New Year’s Eve, extra Muni Subway Service will be provided from 8 p.m. Sunday to 2:15 a.m. Monday.
        • S Shuttle Trains between West Portal Station and 4th & King from 8 p.m. to 2:15 a.m.
        • S Shuttle Trains between Chinatown and 3rd & Mariposa from 8 p.m. to 2:15 a.m.
        • The last S Shuttle trains trips will start at 2 a.m. from each end of the line. Stations will close at 2:15 a.m.
      • On New Year’s Eve, extra Buses will run on Muni’s overnight OWL bus routes until 5 a.m for the following routes:
        • 5 Fulton
        • 14 Mission
        • 22 Fillmore
        • 24 Divisadero
        • 25 Treasure Island
        • 38 Geary
        • 44 O’Shaughnessy
        • 48 Quintara/24th 
        • 90 Owl
        • 91 Owl
        • L Owl
        • N Owl
        • Extra service on other routes:
          • Route 7 Haight/Noriega from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight.
          • 44 OWL service extended to serve Forest Hill Station until 2:15 a.m.
    • BART
      • BART will run a Sunday service on Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
      • On New Year’s Eve, BART is providing 1 am extended service for late-night riders coming back from the New Year’s Fireworks show in San Francisco or other celebrations.
        • Special 3-line service will rune at 1 am:
          • Orange Line provides Richmond – Berryessa service
          • Yellow Line provides Transbay Millbrae – Antioch service
          • Blue Line runs Bay Fair – Dublin/Pleansanton only
        • Timed transfers are available for connecting services. Transfers at MacArthur, 12 St/Oakland, and Bay Fair for service on other lines.
        • Additional special train may run on all lines depending on crowding.
        • No service to SFO and OAK Airport stations.
    • SamTrans
      •  SamTrans will operate Sunday service on Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
    • AC Transit
      • AC Transit will operate Sunday service on Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
    • Caltrain
      • Caltrain will operate Weekend service on Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
      • For New Year’s Eve – Sunday, December 31, 2023, Caltrain will operate a Weekend Schedule plus Extra Service
        • NYE Specials: San Jose Diridon to San Francisco departing at 7:45 PM8:45 PM.
        • NYE Specials: San Francisco to San Jose Diridon departing 1 AM1:30 AM2 AM
      • Caltrain is offering FREE Fares after 8 PM on New Year’s Eve.
    • VTA
      • VTA will operate a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
      •  VTA will be offering free fares after 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve through 5 a.m. New Year’s Day. 
      • On New Year’s Eve, VTA will operate later service on some routes. 
    • Golden Gate Transit
      • Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day:
        • Golden Gate Ferry: No Service
        • Golden Gate Transit: Weekend/Holiday Service
    • Tri Delta Transit
        • Tri Delta Transit will operate Weekend service on Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
    • Monterey-Salinas Transit
      • Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) will provide a holiday bus service schedule on Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Limited Holiday service will be available on the following bus lines:
        JAZZ A Aquarium – Sand City via Hilby
        JAZZ B Aquarium – Sand City via Broadway
        Line 1 Monterey – Pacific Grove via Asilomar
        Line 5 Monterey – Carmel Rancho (All trips will serve CHOMP)
        Line 20 Monterey – Salinas
        Line 23 Salinas – King City
        Line 41 Salinas – Alisal – Northridge
        Line 49 Salinas – Santa Rita via North Main
    • Marin Transit
      • Marin Transit will operate Sunday service on Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
    • LAVTA Wheels
      • On Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day, only routes 14, 15, 10R, and 30R operate, running a weekend schedule.
    • Marin Airporter
      • Marin Airporter will operate Sunday service on Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
    • The following agencies will have no service on Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day:
      • County Connection
      • Santa Cruz Metro (Amtrak Hwy 17 Express: Weekend Service)
      • SolTrans (Friday, Nov. 24th – No Service)
      • Sonoma County Transit (December 26, 27, 28, & 29, 2023 routes will operate according to their Saturday Schedule, meaning no service on local school trippers 15, 17, and 38 and no service on SolanoExpress Green Line and Rt 82.)
      • VINE Transit (Friday, Nov. 24th – Vine local routes (Routes A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, 10, and 11) operate on a Saturday schedule . Regional Routes 11X, 21, and 29 operate on their normal schedule.)
      • Santa Rosa CityBus
      • Dumbarton Express
      • Shuttles
      • Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST)
      • MVgo

    From all of us at Moovit, we wish you safe and joyful travels. Happy Holidays!

    The USA Moovit Team