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Powell St. BART Station

Metro Station
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square, San Francisco
  • Angela
    "You then link the car tag to your Clipper card."(5 Tips)
    Chris 🍻 M.
    "broken escalators is a fun game"(2 Tips)
    Marc E.
    "There's only 1 BART entrance now because of upgrades."(2 Tips)
    Ian M.
    "tourists abound and most are lost."(3 Tips)
95 Tips and reviews
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  • Nigel Y.
    Nigel York2 weeks ago
    Been here 5+ times
    40 years with no major financial investments in renovating show that Tricky Dick took the first ride and it's 1972. Neglected and now it's a priority. 50's Plans show the Bay with lines all over. Not!
  • Island Bruin
    Island Bruin2 weeks ago
    Starbucks outside BART entrance.
  • Maya C.
    Maya ConnJuly 23
    The elevator has been out of service for so long, I can't remember WHEN it was actually working!
  • Jeff S.
    Escalators are like streets; if you want to be slow and enjoy the urine smell, stand on the right, and let other people pass on the left
  • Bennett W W.
    Westfield San Francisco Centre? Union Square? This is your stop!
  • sabler
    sablerDecember 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Keep walking, just keep walking. No, trust me, just *keep* *walking*.
  • Ellen M.
    Ellen McGrodyMarch 14, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Escalators being down breaks my heart. Never enough places to sit even though there is more room for benches.
  • Karla
    KarlaMarch 5, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Hold your nose.
  • Brett W.
    Brett WFebruary 26, 2015
    Don't awaken the sleeping homeless.
  • Justin S.
    Justin SullivanJanuary 17, 2015
    It's white inside, except for the dirt.
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.October 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
    Upvoted Aug 27
  • Chrisanna J.
    Chrisanna JohnsonMarch 22, 2014
    Elevator out by the Visitor's center (!)) report for some time. FYI for those others w luggage.
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.October 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.October 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Often platform is packed to get on a train so try walking to embarcadero station to get on before the people in the financial stop all get on and crowd the trains during peak hours xx
  • hill b.
    hill billyOctober 15, 2013
    stranger danger
  • lynn f.
    lynn friedmanSeptember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    if the weather sucks you can enter Bart or muni via sf shopping center basement
  • Jerrie U.
    Jerrie UriasAugust 2, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    There's some shady people here... Watch ur back!
  • Kat C.
    Kat ChenJuly 27, 2013
    The nicest information people!
  • Chris 🍻 M.
    Chris 🍻 MakarskyJuly 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
    Upvoted Aug 9
  • Bray L.
    Bray LoveJuly 16, 2013
    It would be nice if people would wait for you to exit the train before trying to get on...
  • Andrea L.
    Andrea LukeJune 3, 2013
    Of course this guy was ready to help for my was glad to do it
  • Rafael O.
    Rafael OchoaMarch 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Angela
    AngelaFebruary 26, 2013
    To pay for parking with a Clipper card you need to order online a hanging tag for your car. You then link the car tag to your Clipper card.
  • Angela
    AngelaFebruary 26, 2013
    Seniors get a discount with a Clipper card.
  • Yaroslav S.
    Yaroslav ShirokovJanuary 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you arrive right as your train pulls out so you enjoy this station for as long as possible!
  • Len L.
    Len LovingJanuary 7, 2013
    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!
  • Tiff T.
    Tiff TingDecember 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Elevator from street level to concourse located at the northwest corner of Powell and Ellis
  • Andrew
    AndrewDecember 2, 2012
    Mario on doesn't get much better than that!
  • Eli F.
    Eli FreyNovember 21, 2012
    The cars with new seats smell fresher.
  • Bianca H.
    Bianca HNovember 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab free chocolate samples by gliding by Ghirardelli in the Westfield basement.
  • Jake K.
    Jake KaufmanOctober 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out for the "stress test" guys. They are Scientologists hungry for your money!
  • Sally S.
    Sally SteinerOctober 15, 2012
    Watch out for the woman trying to scam for a bart ticket in return for giving you "directions" on the easiest mode of transportation available. Just say no.
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissSeptember 29, 2012
    Free ice cream today! Happy 40th, BART!
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FryAugust 25, 2012
    I'm indifferent
  • Ira S.
    Ira SerkesAugust 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Richmond should be the lowest map but it's better than map
  • Lindsay P.
    Lindsay PJune 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Mollena W.
    Mollena WilliamsJune 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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!!
  • Sonja H.
    Sonja HirasunaMay 28, 2012
    The escalators never work.
  • Josef C.
    Josef CasimiroMay 15, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    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!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BarrettoMay 14, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Take it down. Down towwwwwwwn!
  • Ray S.
    Ray SApril 25, 2012
    Don't take the elevator here unless you have to, smells like strong urine.
  • Jordan W.
    Jordan WalkerApril 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Still the worst fucking Bart station in existence
  • Jordan W.
    Jordan WalkerApril 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hands down. The worst fucking Bart station.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BarrettoMarch 29, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you aren't walking on the escalator, keep right
  • 811417 ..
    811417 .March 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Use the bart rider app (android) to get arrival times.
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer StrikerMarch 4, 2012
    Don't put 2 ppl on 1 ticket or you'll get a noob fail voucher SS
  • Marc E.
    Marc EscuroMarch 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    There's only 1 BART entrance now because of upgrades. It's... Very inconvenient.
  • Deborah A.
    Deborah Alvarez NeffFebruary 15, 2012
    Pay attention to the car length markers. A 5 car train can slip right by.....
  • Kellen F.
    Kellen FreemanFebruary 2, 2012
    They're playing Big Pimpin'. That's how you know it's good.
  • Luis B.
    Luis BalcedaJanuary 16, 2012
    Watch out for confused tourists
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