Powell St. BART Station

899 Market St (btwn 4th & 5th), San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
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  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 3:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 8:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
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  • clipper card
  • escalator
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  • free Wifi
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  • basement
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    A popular station for buskers and performers like the Victorian mime lady: http://sfbart.posterous.com/victorian-mime-lady-who-are-you

    SFBART · March 5, 2010
  • Walgreens

    Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after using public transportation. Especially during flu season. There’s a way to stay well.

    Walgreens · June 17, 2011
  • Ramon S.

    if you're not going to walk up the escalator, stay on the right so you don't get trampled or hold anyone up.

    Ramon Sandino · December 7, 2009
  • antuan g.

    wow, this is one of the few Bart stations that has good cellular reception!

    antuan goodwin · February 15, 2010
  • Lisa X.

    Can be used to go from one side of the street to the other (via underground) when there's a parade or if it's raining

    Lisa Xu · February 8, 2010
  • Mike N.

    Oh, the smell of coffee and urine in the morning! The hub BART station for downtown San Francisco, yet be careful of homeless beggers and a variety of performers. No bathrooms.

    Mike Nguyen · June 29, 2010
  • Jennie B.

    The strip at the top of the wall is orange so you can quickly know you're at Powell & not Montgomery which is purple.

    Jennie B! · January 5, 2011
  • Spif

    Green Day's music video for "When I Come Around" was filmed here! Don't run your fingers along the walls like they did, its nasty.

    Spif · December 15, 2010
  • Ian M.

    stay towards the outer entrances. tourists abound and most are lost.

    Ian MacBean · June 24, 2009
  • Steven L.

    I love how I can get reception in BART, finally.

    Steven Lee · July 13, 2010
  • Bobby M.

    I recently spotted the homeless woman who begs at the bottom of the outside escalator exiting her home in SoMa eating food. WTF

    Bobby M · September 21, 2010
  • Chris B.

    If you aren't walking on the escalator, keep right

    Chris Barretto · March 29, 2012
  • Elvin M.

    Don't sit anywhere. Don't touch anything. Matter of fact, you should wear a hazmat suit.

    Elvin Matos · July 11, 2011
  • J S.

    Careful about snacking on the platform, BART cops do enforce the no food and drink policy strictly!

    J Strom · January 13, 2010
  • Bray L.

    It would be nice if people would wait for you to exit the train before trying to get on...

    Bray Love · July 16, 2013
  • Chris B.

    Take it down. Down towwwwwwwn!

    Chris Barretto · May 14, 2012
  • Len L.

    THIS is where you must go FIRST of you've never been to San Francisco. All the crazies, riff raff, street "artists", and anyone else gathers. It sets the tone for a fun visit!

    Len Loving · January 7, 2013
  • Band of the Day A.

    Good cell reception here=you can enjoy my sweet tunes!

    Band of the Day App · November 10, 2011
  • Jake K.

    Watch out for the "stress test" guys. They are Scientologists hungry for your money!

    Jake Kaufman · October 25, 2012
  • Josef C.

    Once you step in the train, either sit or stand. Don't think about what your going to do and hold up people going in or walking on the isle. So annoying. Thanks!

    Josef Casimiro · May 15, 2012
  • Brian C.

    The hotel for Inman #ICSF is up the hill 2-3 blocks. Left on O'Farrell at 333 O'Farrell. Read more

    Brian Copeland · July 10, 2010
  • Daniel L.

    THX 1138

    Daniel Loftus · October 24, 2009
  • Yaroslav S.

    Make sure you arrive right as your train pulls out so you enjoy this station for as long as possible!

    Yaroslav Shirokov · January 14, 2013
  • Andrew

    Mario on accordion...it doesn't get much better than that!

    Andrew · December 2, 2012
  • Melissa T.

    When waiting in line for a train and a train you don't want to get on comes into the station please step away and let others get past you. Blocking the entrance to the train doors is just rude.

    Melissa Tillman · September 3, 2011
  • ivy♥

    Don't forget to get your clipper card for free online! It makes everything so much easier.

    ivy♥ · September 25, 2010
  • Lil M.

    Avoid the cranky panhandler, but check out the phat ladies who each take up a whole seat talking about their self induced diabetes...

    Lil Mike · August 18, 2010
  • Pla V.

    just right to the nordstorm!

    Pla Valash · July 28, 2010
  • Lindsay P.

    Watch out for guys who bug you when you're buying your tickets- even if it seems like they're trying to help, they're really just trying to get your PIN or scam you out of money.

    Lindsay P · June 18, 2012
  • Jordan W.

    Hands down. The worst fucking Bart station.

    Jordan Walker · April 7, 2012
  • gDuranAguirre

    Be mindful of the people on the escalators. Stay to the right if you aren't moving, there's probably an angry mob behind you, cursing and screaming for you to get outta the way.

    gDuranAguirre · December 23, 2011
  • Kenya W.

    If you are heading to the East Bay, walk towards the west (5th Street) end of the platform to board a train. There are often seats towards the rear of the train after commute hours.

    Kenya Wheeler · January 28, 2011
  • Christian L.

    There's free wi fi that seems to go till the end of the tunnel. Hope it stays free for a while.

    Christian L. · October 8, 2010
  • Eric S.

    Welcome or Goodbye from SF - BART got me to love public transportation

    Eric Stegemann · November 6, 2011
  • Wendell S.

    Be leary with the people around you.

    Wendell Soliven · July 28, 2011
  • Laurent G.

    Civic Center & Powell : the 2 Main Stations for Union Square

    Laurent Godet · November 7, 2010
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.

    Usually crowded with pushy tourists, so usually let them push past as if you don't catch the train another is along in like ten minutes or that!

    Jeffrey-Ryan B. · October 4, 2014
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.

    This is the station to get most easily to/from the Union Square located hotels from/to SFO or connecting Amtrak services to/from Richmond BART Station

    Jeffrey-Ryan B. · October 29, 2013
  • Jerrie U.

    There's some shady people here... Watch ur back!

    Jerrie Urias · August 2, 2013
  • Chris M.

    avoiding the poop from homeless people as you walk up the broken escalators is a fun game you can play by yourself in the mornings!

    Chris Makarsky · July 18, 2013
  • Rafael O.

    Save $1.75! Don't take the train if your destination is Embarcadero, Montgomery St. or Civic Center/UN Plaza. Those stations are a short walk away.

    Rafael Ochoa · March 13, 2013
  • Mollena W.

    At least 50% of th time I'm lured into the mall when I just wanna escape into the street. Damn you, Mrs. Field's Cookies!!

    Mollena Williams · June 9, 2012
  • Ray S.

    Don't take the elevator here unless you have to, smells like strong urine.

    Ray S · April 25, 2012
  • Spencer S.

    Don't put 2 ppl on 1 ticket or you'll get a noob fail voucher SS

    Spencer Striker · March 4, 2012
  • Deborah A.

    Pay attention to the car length markers. A 5 car train can slip right by.....

    Deborah Alvarez Neff · February 15, 2012
  • Quinton W.

    Don't get on. Just walk instead

    Quinton Wall · November 23, 2011
  • Chris C.

    Avoid the Elevator - its a urinal for homeless folk

    Chris C · November 5, 2011
  • Irik

    You cannot add a monthly Adult Fast Pass onto your Clipper card. You have to go to a Muni Clipper machine.

    Irik · October 3, 2011
  • RJ

    The target of many a protest and station shutdown.

    RJ · September 9, 2011
  • Rod S.

    The downtown CCSF campus is one block away at the corner of Mission and 4th. Get yourself to class.

    Rod S · February 26, 2011