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San Francisco Cable Cars at California

San Francisco Cable Cars

1201 Mason Street, San Francisco, California, 94108
415-474-1887 | Category: Activities
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The Iconic Cable Car: San Francisco's Historic Trolley

With clanging bells and old-fashioned style, San Francisco's charming cable cars are a must-do for any visitor. These historic trolleys are icons of the city that carry numerous commuters and tourists each day. The drive of a cable car is known as the grip man or grip person, and there are three different routes in the city. Visit the SF Cable Car Museum to learn more and see three antique cable cars from the 1870s.


Hours -

5:48AM to 1:27AM

Prices -

$6 each way or $15 day pass

Events -



  • Rides
  • Bell Ringing
  • Sightseeing


  • How many SF cable cars are there?

    There are 40 cable cars in San Francisco, 28 on the Powell lines and 12 on the California Street line. Some date back to 1888, although they have been extensively rebuilt.
  • What are the different routes for the San Francisco cable cars, and where can I board them?

    You’ll find three routes: Powell/Hyde Street (board at Powell and Market or Beach and Hyde), Powell/Mason Street (board at Powell and Market or Taylor and Bay) and California Street (board at California and Drum or California and Van Ness).

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