Golden Gate Transit provides regional fixed-route bus service in San Francisco, and in Marin and Sonoma counties. Bus service is also available between San Rafael in central Marin and the El Cerrito del Norte BART Station in western Contra Costa County.
Local bus service is provided within Marin County under contract with Marin Transit.
Service runs daily, with reduced service on weekends and certain holidays (New Year's, Martin Luther King Jr., Presidents', Memorial, Independence, Labor, Thanksgiving, and Christmas days, and the Friday after Thanksgiving Day).
The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which provides that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in the provision of public transit services. For more information on the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District’s civil rights programs, or for information on procedures to file a complaint or obtain information in another language, visit the District's Title VI Policy page.
Types of Service
Golden Gate Transit operates regional bus service between San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, and Contra Costa counties. The District sets most service levels and fares. Service is divided into regional and commute service, ferry shuttles, and local bus service, as follows:
- Regional service: Regional bus routes provide daily service throughout the day and evening between San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, and Contra Costa counties. Regional service includes Routes 30, 40, 40X, 70, and 101.
- Commute service: Commute bus routes provide commute period service, mornings and evenings, Monday through Friday, except holidays, between San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma counties. Commute service includes Routes 2, 4, 4C, 8, 18, 24, 24C, 24X, 27, 38, 44, 54, 54C, 56, 58, 72, 72X, 74, 76, 92, and 101X.
- Ferry shuttles: Ferry shuttle routes provide service to/from the Larkspur Ferry Terminal. Route 25 provides peak period service on weekdays, except holidays; Route 31 operates daily.
- Local bus service is service within a single county and operates daily. Local bus service within Marin County operates daily, with limited weekend service on certain routes. Golden Gate Transit operates Routes 17, 23, 23X, 29, 35, 36, and 71X under contract with Marin Transit (other contractors operate other bus and shuttle services within Marin). Marin Transit determines the level of all local services and the fares for most services. Visit the Marin Transit website for schedules and maps or contact Marin Transit at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415/226-0855 or 415/499-6172 (TDD).
Riding Golden Gate Transit within San Francisco is permitted to and from bus stops located at the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza and at Richardson Ave & Francisco St/Lyon St only.
- Paratransit service: Golden Gate Transit provides intercounty paratransit service through most of our service area. This service is operated by Whistlestop Wheels and complements our regular intercounty non-commute, off-peak bus service. Whistlestop Wheels also provides local paratransit service within Marin County on behalf of Marin Transit. Details can be found in our Paratransit Rider's Guide. Visit the Marin Access website for more information.
Customer Service Center (511/TDD 711)
The Golden Gate Customer Service Center is located at the San Rafael Transit Center (3rd & Hetherton Streets). It's our hub of personnel trained in assisting customers with trip planning, lost and found, and general information. Assistance is available in over 150 languages.
Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. The Center is closed on weekends and on New Year's, Presidents', Memorial, Independence, Labor, Thanksgiving, and Christmas days.
To reach our Customer Service Center by phone, call 415-455-2000, or 511 within the San Francisco Bay Area (TDD 711), and say "Golden Gate Transit," then "operator" to bypass recorded messages.