Take BART to the Chinese New Year Parade!
Exit at the Montgomery or Powell Street Stations. The parade starts on 2nd & Market, goes up Post, right on Powell, right on Sutter and ends on Kearny at Columbus. To plan your trip, visit BART.gov
To avoid long ticket lines, buy a round trip ticket for the parade in advance at any BART station (tickets have no time limit). This is particularly helpful for families or groups traveling together -- each person must have their own ticket and will skip long lines at the ticket machines by purchasing them in advance. To calculate your round trip fare ahead of time, visit BART Ticket Calculator
To purchase your discount tickets in advance: Purchase online at BART Discount Tickets
or at one of the locations listed at BART Retail Sales
. Enter your zip code to find the location closest to you to purchase tickets, and make sure to call first to make sure that they have the tickets you need available.
(Note - you can visit BART Ticket Types
for information about discount tickets for Seniors or Persons with Disabilities.)
SFMTA: The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency oversees Muni, bike and pedestrian programs, taxis, parking and
traffic control operations in the city. Plan your trip to the Chinese New Year Parade and to other San Francisco's most popular landmarks and destinations.
AC Transit: Serves Berkeley, Oakland and other East Bay communities. In SF, buses depart from the Transbay Terminal and Financial District. (510) 839-2882. www.actransit.org
BART: Links San Francisco with the East Bay and Daly City. In SF, trains run underground along Market Street. Stops at Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell, Civic Center. (415) 992-2278. www.bart.gov
CalTrain: Rail service to the Peninsula, San Jose. In SF, trains depart from the San Francisco Cal-Train Station. 4th St./Townsend (800) 660-4287. www.caltrain.com
Golden Gate Transit: Serves Marin County, parts of Sonoma. In SF, buses stop on Lombard St., Van Ness Ave., Geary Blvd., Financial District, Transbay Terminal. (415) 923-2000. www.goldengatetransit.org
SamTrans: Serves San Mateo County including the San Francisco International Airport, Palo Alto, Daly City. In SF, buses stop in Financial District, Transbay Terminal. (800) 660-4287. www.samtrans.com
Additional Ferry, Bus, Rail, Transit Information:
MUNI Parade Reroute Information
The Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade begins at 5:20pm at Second and Market Streets, proceeds west on Market
and then west to Geary Street to Union Square. It turns north on Powell Street, east on Post Street and north on Kearny Street
to Columbus Avenue where the parade will disperse.
Streets along the route will close to traffic beginning at 5 p.m. and will reopen once the parade has passed and the route has been cleaned. Market Street between Second and Fremont Streets and Second Street between Market and Mission Streets will be closed beginning at 4 p.m. to accommodate the parade staging area. Market Street cross traffic will be allowed until 5 p.m.
For more info, download the MUNI Reroute Information.