Riding Cable Cars in SF

August 01, 2017
Category: Places to visit in San Francisco

The Cable Car is an integral part of the historical and cultural heritage of San Francisco. There is a degree of novelty in riding cable cars in San Francisco but it is also utilitarian when you have to go uphill or downhill amidst the steep inclines in Downtown SF. The cars usually operate from 6 a.m. to midnight. Given where you are in The City, you could board a cable car in less than ten minutes. There are a few rides that are more than utilitarian. The spectacular views from cable cars from Union Square to Nob Hill are amazing and rolling through the hills towards Fisherman’s Wharf offers a pleasant view of city life.

About San Francisco’s Famous Cable Cars

A cable car ride will cost you $7.00 one way. Seniors can get discounts during off peak hours. A day pass cost $17.00, which is cool if you plan to hop on the cable cars a few times through the day. The all day pass is not for only one route so you can change lines or cars. You can buy the normal tickets and all day passes from the operator aboard the car or you can buy them online, at ticket booths and at San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Tips: Always try to be on the side of the car that faces the Bay, as you would be more able to enjoy the views. Do not try to cross the cable cars even when they are slowing down or yet to start. Cable cars are heavy and even the slightest nudges can cause severe injury. You should know that there are three routes cable cars ply on. There are two main lines, one at Powell/Hyde and the other at Powell/Mason. The third one is California/Van Ness. The first two are the more popular owing to the views and the locations covered. The third one connects California and Market with Van Ness and is more utilitarian. You should download a free map of the city that will clearly show you the routes. Learn more here: https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/transit/how-ride/how-to-cable-cars

There are many places to see and plenty of things to do in San Francisco. If you are interested in SF’s cable cars, then you must visit the Cable Car Museum. It celebrates the origins and the evolution of cable cars in the city. It not only acknowledges the significance of cable cars but also offers an extensive insight to how the city has changed over the decades.

Stay at Adante Hotel

Adante Hotel is within walking distance from more than one cable car stop. With Union Square to the east and Nob Hill to its north, Adante Hotel is one of the most conveniently located hotels in the city. Book your stay at Adante Hotel directly for the best rates and be steps away from hopping on or off SF’s fabled Cable Cars. Book today at: http://www.adantehotel.com/