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Cable Cars, San Francisco: 122 reviews and 165 photos

  California Line. 2008
by sunshine9689
  • California Line. 2008 - San Francisco
      California Line. 2008
    by sunshine9689
  • Cable Car on California Line. 2008 - San Francisco
      Cable Car on California Line. 2008
    by sunshine9689

San Francisco Cable Cars are one of the biggest attractions in the city. A lot has been said about it, so I`ll just stick to some useful information.

HISTORY: To learn more about cable cars you can go to Cable Car Museum on 1201 Mason at Washington Street.

LINES: There are 3 routs you can take to ride SF cable car.
- California Line which runs on California Street all the way from Drumm to Van Ness;
- Powell-Mason Line which runs on Powell and then Mason Streets;
- Powell-Hyde Line which runs on Powell and then Hyde Street passing the crookedest Lombard Street on its right. Its the most popular line.

HOURS: 6am to 1am.

FREQUENCY: About 3 times an hour during the peak times.

BOARDING: If you want to ride the Powell-Hyde Line from the very beginning, go to Powell at Market Street. It`s hard to miss - there are always crowds of people waiting for their turn and watching how the car is rotated. If you do not care where to catch it, then any intersection with rails on it will do (that will be Powell, Mason and Hyde Streets accordingly). Just wait for car and hop on it when it stops.

PRICE: $5 per person. There are no return tickets. Every time you hop on a car, you have to pay. There is a way to save some money if you plan on riding more than twice - buying a Passport (1-Day Passport will cost you $11; 3-Days Passport will be $15 and 7-Days Passport will empty your wallet for $24). These Passports will also give you an unlimited access to all MUNI transportation within the city as well as discounted entrances to some of the SF attractions.

BUYING TICKETS: From the conductor or at the Visitor`s Information office at Powell/Market.

CAPACITY: About 60 people.

Type: Bus

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 30, 2008
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