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Alternatives to Yellow Bus Transportation

There are several transportation options available for youth and families in San Francisco. Below are resources for public transportation, carpooling, biking, and walking.

Free Muni Passes for San Francisco Youth Program

San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority offers Free MUNI for Youth for mid and low income students from ages 5-18.  Applications can be accessed at: https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/transit/fares-passes/free-muni-youth

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be between the ages of 5 and 18
  • Be a San Francisco resident
  • Fall under certain income requirements 

Apply for the Free Muni for Youth program or request an application be sent to you in the mail by completing the Free Muni Inquiry.

Muni routes serving city schools

Did you know most schools are within a five-minute walk of a Muni stop?

It's easy to ride transit to or from school. Every middle and high school in the San Francisco Unified School District is served by at least one Muni route. There's even a special "school trippers" service, the supplemental Muni routes that begin after school hours and serve middle and high schools throughout the city.

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