SF – New Year’s Transit Guide

December 27, 2023

    …3,2,1 Happy New Year’s!

    Get ready to count down to 2024! Your favorite transit app is here so you can welcome the New Year hassle-free!

    What’s in Store?

    🥂 Are you heading out to an awesome New Year’s party or event? Many New Year’s events like Waterfront Fireworks, Eye Heart New Year’s Eve, Palm House New Year’s Eve, New Bohemia NYE 2024 & more are accessible by public transit! Plan your night out with Moovit!

    🆓 Your favorite agencies are offering FREE service for NYE, including Muni, SamTrans, AC Transit & more. Continue reading for all agencies and details.

    🌃 Many agencies are offering late-night and extended service for NYE so however you plan to celebrate, you’ll be able to get home safely! Check for details below.

    New Year’s Service by Agency

    • Muni 
      • 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
      • 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 service will be FREE from 8 p.m. on December 31. 
      • SamTrans will operate Sunday service on New Year’s Day.
    • AC Transit
      • All AC Transit buses will be FREE, including Transbay and Tempo lines, from 8:00 PM on December 31 until 5:00 AM on January 1.
      • AC Transit will operate Sunday service on Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
    • Caltrain
      • Caltrain is offering FREE fares after 8 PM on New Year’s Eve.
      • 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 will operate Weekend service on Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
    • VTA
      •  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 offer extended service on some routes. 
        • Route 500: The last northbound bus will leave San Jose Diridon at 12:20 a.m., and the last southbound bus will leave Berryessa BART at 3:01 a.m.
        • Blue Line: The last northbound train departs Santa Teresa at 1:52 a.m. The last southbound train departs Baypointe at 1:57 a.m.
        • Green Line: The last northbound train departs Winchester at 1:40 a.m. and will terminate at Civic Center. The northbound trains that depart Winchester at 11:22 p.m. and 11:51 p.m. respectively and end at Civic Center will continue in-service to Old Ironsides. The last southbound train departs Old Ironsides at 1:22 a.m.
        • Orange Line: The last eastbound train departs Baypointe at 2:43 a.m. The last westbound train departs Alum Rock at 1:36 a.m.
      • VTA will operate a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

    Here’s to an unforgettable 2024! 🎉

    The USA Moovit Team