Travel Arrangement – San Francisco Chinatown

29 01 2008

Take BART to the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco!

Exit at the Montgomery or Powell Street Stations. The parade starts on Market, goes up Geary, down Post and ends on Kearny at Columbus. To plan your trip, visit

To avoid long ticket lines, buy a round trip ticket for the parade in advance at any BART station (tickets have no time limit). This is particularly helpful for families or groups traveling together — each person must have their own ticket and will skip long lines at the ticket machines by purchasing them in advance. To calculate your round trip fare ahead of time, visit

Discount BART tickets for seniors and children!
Visit BART Ticket Types for information about discount tickets.

To purchase your discount tickets in advance:
Purchase online at or at one of the locations listed at Enter your zip code to find the location closest to you to purchase tickets, and make sure to call first to make sure that they have the tickets you need available.

Parking At BART Stations
For a list of BART stations with parking, visit and find the station closest to you.

Parade Route
Parade Route Map

Parking Garages

Union Square

  • Ellis-O’Farrell Garage
    123 O’Farrell St.

  • Union Square Garage
    333 Post/Geary

  • Sutter-Stockton
    330 Stockton/Sutter

  • Fifth & Mission Garage
    833 Mission/5th St.

  • Four-Fifty Sutter Garage
    450 Sutter Street


  • Portsmouth Square Garage
    733 Kearny/Clay

  • Savoy Garage
    170 Columbus Avenue

  • St. Mary’s Square Garage
    433 Kearny Street, SF

  • Vallejo Street Garage
    Vallejo At Powell Street

Moscone Center/Yerba Buena Gardens

  • Moscone Center Garage
    255 3rd St./Howard St.

  • Museum Parc
    Third & Folsom St.


  • Embarcadero Center Garages

Public Transportation

AC Transit: Serves Berkeley, Oakland and other East Bay communities. In SF, buses depart from the Transbay Terminal and Financial District. (510) 839-2882.

BART: Links San Francisco with the East Bay and Daly City. In SF, trains run underground along Market Street. Stops at Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell, Civic Center. (415) 992-2278.

CalTrain: Rail service to the Peninsula, San Jose. In SF, trains depart from the San Francisco Cal-Train Station. 4th St./Townsend (800) 660-4287.

Golden Gate Transit: Serves Marin County, parts of Sonoma. In SF, buses stop on Lombard St., Van Ness Ave., Geary Blvd., Financial District, Transbay Terminal. (415) 923-2000.

SamTrans: Serves San Mateo County including the San Francisco International Airport, Palo Alto, Daly City. In SF, buses stop in Financial District, Transbay Terminal. (800) 660-4287.

Muni: For complete schedule information call (415) 673-MUNI.

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