Public transportation within San Francisco is provided by the San Francisco Municipal Railway, "Muni". Muni offers 1, 3, and 7 day "Visitor Passports" which allow the user to ride all forms of Muni transportation, including the Cable Cars, the modern and historic (F-line) streetcars, the various diesel and electric (trolley) buses for a single flat rate. As of January 2015, the Passports cost:

  • $20 for a 1 day Passport,
  • $31 for a 3 day Passport, or
  • $40 for a 7 day Passport.

Considering that a single ride on a Cable Car costs $7 for adults, children and youths above the age of 5, and seniors (except for limited early morning and late evening hours), without the standard "transfer" which allows you to debark and reboard or switch to another Muni line within a 90 minute period, Visitor Passports can be a pretty good deal for getting around the City.

You can purchase Visitor Passports at the second (baggage claim) level information desks at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), or at various locations around the City (click on the links for lists of one day, three day, and seven day Passport sellers; some hotels also sell them in their giftshops or at the concierge or tour desk). The equivalent of a 1 Day Passport is also sold by the conductors on Cable Cars.