Muni Routes to Schools
Every elementary, middle, and high school in the San Francisco Unified School District is served by at least one Muni route.
SFMTA also operates special, supplemental “School Tripper” routes that begin after school hours.
- These are extra afternoon buses on existing lines that begin their route at a school site, pick up students at the end of the school day, then continue along the route as normal. They provide capacity for student-serving routes, leading to a less crowded trip for everyone.
- List of School Tripper Routes
Free Muni for Youth
Effective August 15, 2021, household income limits will be eliminated for the Free Muni for Youth program. All youth ages 18 and younger will be able to ride regular Muni bus and rail service for free. No application, proof of payment, or tapping in with a Clipper card will be required--simply board the Muni vehicle (except Cable Cars) and ride. Note that:
- For access in Muni Metro stations, youth should enter at the gate closest to the station agent booth. If no one is present, the gate will open automatically.
- Youth over the age of 16 are encouraged to carry an ID in case they are asked to provide proof of age.
- Current Free Muni for Youth participants who use Cable Car service for regular travel can continue using their Clipper card for free fares. All other youth residing in San Francisco who will be using Cable Car service regularly may request a special Clipper card from the SFMTA for free service by completing and submitting this online form. To replace a lost or stolen Clipper card, contact Clipper Customer Service at 1.877.878.8883.
To find out more and plan for fare-free student travel on Muni to and from school, please visit:
Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes To School (SRTS) was created to help make walking and bicycling to school safer and more accessible for children, including those with disabilities, and to increase the number of children who choose to walk, bicycle, take public transit, or ride in parental carpools. On a broader level, SRTS programs strive to enhance children’s health and well-being, and improve the daily life of all members of our community.
This page was last updated on August 4, 2023