To board cable cars at Powell & Market, Bay & Taylor and Hyde & Beach Streets, you must purchase your fare in advance (applies 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily). Single ride fares can be purchased at a number of locations.
Youth: The cable car is free for youth ages 4 and under. San Francisco youth, ages 18 and under, can ride for free if they are in possession of a Free Muni for Youth Clipper card. San Francisco youth not in possession of a Free Muni Clipper card can apply online.
No experience is more uniquely San Francisco than a ride on a cable car. Cable cars have come to symbolize our great city (along with another world-renowned transportation icon. Hint: it's a suspension bridge painted an International Orange color.) After all, we're the city that first launched cars pulled along by cables running beneath the street.
It's easy to find and board a cable car. Choose from three cable car lines - two start at Powell and Market and continue to the Fisherman's Wharf area; one starts at California and Market and continues to Van Ness Avenue. Board at the cable car turntables (the beginning or end of each route) or look for the brown-and-white cable car sign post.
The Powell-Mason Street Line starts at Bay and Taylor Streets, just in a few blocks inland from Fisherman's Wharf and the closest line to Pier 39. Along the journey to the end of the line at Powell Street, you will pass through North Beach, have a quick visit to Columbus Street, and delve into heart of Chinatown. Be sure to stop off at the Cable Car Museum to see the cable lines pop out of the street and into the Cable Car Barn! Your journey will end on Powell and Market Street.
The California Line provides transportation up and down California Street. At one end is the heart of San Francisco's Financial District, and at the other end is the top of Nob Hill, where you will find many of our fancier hotels. You will not find many tourists using this line as many locals use it to commute. However, it does stop at Grant Street which is the famously beautiful entrance to Chinatown.
Single Ride Cable Car tickets and All-Day Passports are available at ticket booths located at Powell and Market or Hyde and Beach streets. You can purchase the tickets ahead of time on the MuniMobile App For more information go to: -around/muni/fares/munimobile. Conductors no longer accept cash payments on the Cable Cars
You can get on the Cable Car at any stop along the way where you see the Cable Car stop pole. The Conductors will stop at each stop pole to let people on and off. This is a great way to avoid the long lines at the turnarounds.
Tickets for a single ride is $8 for all ages ($4.00 for Senior/Disabled/Medicare after 9:00 pm and before 7:00 am)This is for a single ride on a single cable car. You do not have any hop on hop off privileges with this ticket. If you depart the Cable Car, you must pay full fare to board another Cable Car.
A one day Visitor Passport is $24 and is the same price for all ages and abilities. The Passport expires at 12:59pm. We recommend this fare because you can ride the cable cars all day long. You have hop on and off privileges for the whole day. You also have unlimited rides on Muni, Muni Metro, and historic streetcars.
The Genting Cable Car is an aerial gondola lift system that takes visitors up to the Genting Highlands. It is one of two cable car routes that travel this route (the Genting SkyWay is the other). Connecting Awana SkyCentral and SkyAvenue near the mountain peak, it covers a journey of 2.8 kilometers, traveling over a scenic rainforest.
The Powell Mason line stops close to the bottom of famous Lombard Street, which is the best view of this street. This cable car ride takes you into the buzzy North Beach neighborhood, known for its vibrant Italian-American community.
The San Francisco cable car system was hugely popular, and at its peak, there were 53 miles of track across the city, connecting neighborhoods with the Ferry Building, Golden Gate Park, and the Presidio.
The Cable Car Museum is one of the most unique San Francisco Museums. The Powell line runs by the Cable Car Museum, in the Washington-Mason power house, and the cable car barn on Nob Hill at the corner of Mason Street and Washington Street.
Although it travels between two points on the Canadian shore, this antique cable car will actually take you across the international border between Canada and the United States a total of four times due to the way the river elbows. No passport required!
In 1913, Niagara Parks was approached by a group of Spanish businessmen interested in building a new cable car that would take visitors across the Niagara Whirlpool. It would provide an entirely new perspective of the gorge with unobstructed views of the natural phenomenon below.
Construction on the aero car began in 1915 and progressed rapidly. Significant excavation was needed on both sides of the gorge in order to house the machinery chambers, a design choice that was made to avoid interfering with views of the river from the surrounding area. The carriage itself was built overseas and shipped to the site where it was installed onto a cable spanning over 500 meters across the swirling waters of the river below.
The lower section of the Aero Car, the red car, was refurbished with a brand-new non-slip floor, a new roof, new paint, and mechanical parts. The upper section of the Aero Car, the yellow arch, was replaced with an identical arch. The Whirlpool Aero Car is the only cable car of its era left in the world. Due to this, throughout the entire refurbishment process, precise attention to detail was kept, in order to ensure that the iconic original design was preserved.
When you plan your trip to San Francisco, one of the problems you will have to face will be to figure out the best way to get around the city. Although there are many fast and modern options to rely on, most tourists choose to ride the famous cable cars that date back to the late nineteenth century.
The cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz are the three most popular attractions featured on postcards in the city of San Francisco. In this article, we will take a look at their history, route map, how they work, the prices, and any other information that can be useful to you.
Between 1873 and 1890, 23 cable car lines operated around San Francisco. The one who invented the cable car was a Londoner named Andrew Hallidie. As the story goes, which may be partially true and part legend, after seeing a horse-drawn carriage slide down a hill in San Francisco, Halladie had the inspiration to develop cable cars.
Today the cable car system is part of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and, although only three lines remain active, it is estimated that as many as seven million people use this service every year. Most of the passengers are tourists, while locals now rely on more modern and faster public transportation in the Bay Area.
In other words, for the cable car to start moving, the operator operates a lever which, like a pair of pliers, grabs the cable through an opening in the road surface and the amount of pressure that is applied, determines the speed. To stop the cable car, rather than tighten the grip on the cable, it is loosened and the operator hits the brakes.
At the end of the route, there is a large circular platform that allows you to literally turn the cable car around so that it can resume its journey and head in the opposite direction.
As you know, or you may have understood from the photos, there is not much space on the cable car, and, especially during the high season, there is always a fairly long line at the first stop. In spite of this, the advice I would like to give you, also from personal experience, is to go to the first stop if you intend to use the service.
The cable car is almost always filled up at the start and most of the time there is no space to get on at the next stops, so you run the risk of being stranded until a cable car with some free seats shows up (but if there are always people at the end of the line, you understand that it will be very difficult for this to happen quickly).
Because of the limited space of the cable cars, wheelchairs are not allowed on cable cars, but if the cable car is not so full, you can ask if you can get on with the wheelchair closed. The decision is at the discretion of the staff.
When it comes to paying for your ticket to ride the cable car, you will have many possibilities to choose from, some of which will also allow you to save money if you plan to use the service more than once. The price of a ride is $8. You can either pay for the ticket in cash after boarding the cable car or you can also pay beforehand.
Please note, however, that the single ride can only be used on the cable car you are riding. So if you want to start your journey on one line and end it on another, you will have to pay for a second ticket.
The cable car service starts at 7:00 am and continue until 10:30 pm Monday through Sunday. The cable cars pass quite frequently, and a cable car departs from the first station every 10 minutes. For more details on the schedule, check the official website.
The museum is located at 1201 Mason Street. If you are interested in learning more about cable cars, a visit to this museum may be worth it. Both the Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason lines stop in front of the museum while the California St. line stops on Mason Street only three blocks from the building. It is fitting to travel to this museum by cable car, but it is also the best option, because the museum does not have a parking lot.
Fly on board the Singapore Cable Car and enjoy the amazing aerial views that unfold all around you from 100 metres above sea level. The only cableway that links Mount Faber, HarbourFront and Sentosa Island, the Singapore Cable Car Sky Network connects you to a multitude of experiences while making the journey an unforgettable one. 59ce067264