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America’s Cup

San Francisco, USA: July 4 - September 21, 2013 / America’s Cup

Driving & Parking Options

Transit, walking, and bicycling are the easiest ways to get to America’s Cup and other San Francisco destinations. If you choose to drive, plan ahead and always check current conditions before you leave by calling 511 or at

Get Real-Time Traffic Info

Stay up-to-date on current traffic conditions, construction events, and driving times by using the interactive Traffic and Driving Times map. Drivers can choose the best route to avoid congestion, and can even plan ahead for a future trip by setting up a driving time by “specific time and day.”

On the Go Tip Have your passengers call 511 and say either “traffic conditions” or “driving times” from the Main Menu to hear real-time traffic information. Or visit from your mobile device to view a snapshot of current regional traffic conditions.

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Drive to Transit

If you’re driving from the East Bay, North Bay, South Bay, or outside the nine-county Bay Area, consider driving to transit to get to the America’s Cup. Use the 511 Enhanced Trip Planner (beta) to plan a “drive-to-transit” trip and avoid driving into San Francisco. The Enhanced Trip Planner provides a unique side-by-side comparison of using transit, driving, or a combination of both. Learn more.

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Street Closures and Delays

During the America’s Cup events, drivers should be advised that San Francisco street closures and heavy traffic may affect travel. If you need to drive, expect delays along the Embarcadero and city streets.

511 recommends that you take transit, bike, or walk to this and other special events this summer. Several agencies are offering special transit services for America's Cup.

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Parking in San Francisco

Special America’s Cup Parking

Parking near the waterfront will be strictly managed to avoid local congestion. If you choose to drive into San Francisco, there are a number of specially designated America’s Cup parking lots accessible by transit to reach the waterfront. They are labeled A through G on the map below (in grey) and are located near transit lines and bicycle paths. Look for a 511/NextMuni decal at your stop to find out when your next bus departs.

  • A: Univ. California San Francisco (UCSF) Parnassus – near Muni 43 Masonic Route
  • B: Univ. San Francisco (USF) – near Muni 43 Masonic Route
  • C: 12th St./Kissling – near Muni 47 Van Ness Route, F Line
  • D: Civic Center – near Muni 47 Van Ness Route, F Line, Golden Gate Transit Route 4
  • E: 5th/Mission – near Muni 30 Stockton Route, F Line
  • F: Lot A – near Muni 30 Stockton Route, E Line
  • G: Performing Arts Garage – near Muni 47 Van Ness Route, F Line
  • H: UCSF Mission Bay – near Muni 22 Fillmore Route, E Line, T Line
San Francisco & Regional Parking Information

You can also check 511 Parking for real-time availability and price information for 14 garages, one lot, and 7000 on-street spaces in neighborhoods throughout San Francisco. Call 511 or use the interactive map or filter by SF neighborhood. You can also get information on facility locations, pricing, and hours throughout the nine-county region with a focus on parking at or near transit stations and hubs, as well as Park & Ride lots. Quickly search for parking in nearly 100 cities and communities by city, specific address, intersection, or landmark. Learn more about 511 Parking.

On the Go Tip Have your passengers call 511 and say “Parking” to receive free real-time information, including pricing and availability, for spaces in San Francisco. Say your facility or any of the following SF neighborhoods: Fillmore/Japantown, The Financial District, Hayes Valley/Civic Center, The Marina, The Mission, or SOMA .

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