Powell St. BART Station

Metro Station · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square
899 Market St (btwn 4th & 5th St), San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
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    • 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 8:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 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
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BART...and you're there! Whether you're heading to work, meeting friends, catching a flight or catching a game, BART gets you around the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • What you need to know
    "Seniors get a discount with a Clipper card."(5 Tips)
    Chris 🍻 M.
    "broken escalators is a fun game"(2 Tips)
    Ian M.
    "tourists abound and most are lost."(3 Tips)
    Bianca H.
    "Westfield basement."(2 Tips)
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  • Ellen M.

    Escalators being down breaks my heart. Never enough places to sit even though there is more room for benches.

    Ellen McGrody · March 14
  • Karla

    Hold your nose.

    Karla · March 5
  • Brett W.

    Don't awaken the sleeping homeless.

    Brett W · February 26
  • Justin S.

    It's white inside, except for the dirt.

    Justin Sullivan · January 17
  • 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
  • Chrisanna J.

    Elevator out by the Visitor's center (!)) ...by report for some time. FYI for those others w luggage.

    Chrisanna Johnson · March 22, 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
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.

    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

    Jeffrey-Ryan B. · October 21, 2013
  • hill b.

    stranger danger

    hill billy · October 15, 2013
  • lynn f.

    if the weather sucks you can enter Bart or muni via sf shopping center basement

    lynn friedman · September 27, 2013
  • Jerrie U.

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

    Jerrie Urias · August 2, 2013
  • Kat C.

    The nicest information people!

    Kat Chen · July 27, 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
  • 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
  • Andrea L.

    Of course this guy was ready to help for my change.lol.I was glad to do it

    Andrea Luke · June 3, 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
  • Angela

    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 · February 26, 2013
  • Angela

    Seniors get a discount with a Clipper card.

    Angela · February 26, 2013
  • FooBear408

    this place is a shithole. when you're not being raped by BART's horrendous pricing on tickets - you're being socially harnessed by some homeless dude. take all that and combo it with urine smell.

    FooBear408 · January 23, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tiff T.

    Elevator from street level to concourse located at the northwest corner of Powell and Ellis

    Tiff Ting · December 4, 2012
  • Andrew

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

    Andrew · December 2, 2012
  • Eli F.

    The cars with new seats smell fresher.

    Eli Frey · November 21, 2012
  • Bianca H.

    Grab free chocolate samples by gliding by Ghirardelli in the Westfield basement.

    Bianca H · November 17, 2012
  • Jake K.

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

    Jake Kaufman · October 25, 2012
  • Sally S.

    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.

    Sally Steiner · October 15, 2012
  • Ros H.

    Free ice cream today! Happy 40th, BART!

    Ros Hodgekiss · September 29, 2012
  • Patrick F.

    I'm indifferent

    Patrick Fry · August 25, 2012
  • Ira S.

    Richmond should be the lowest map but it's better than map

    Ira Serkes · August 2, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sonja H.

    The escalators never work.

    Sonja Hirasuna · May 28, 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
  • Chris B.

    Take it down. Down towwwwwwwn!

    Chris Barretto · May 14, 2012
  • Ray S.

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

    Ray S · April 25, 2012
  • Jordan W.

    Still the worst fucking Bart station in existence

    Jordan Walker · April 15, 2012
  • Jordan W.

    Hands down. The worst fucking Bart station.

    Jordan Walker · April 7, 2012
  • Chris B.

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

    Chris Barretto · March 29, 2012
  • 811417 ..

    Use the bart rider app (android) to get arrival times.

    811417 . · March 8, 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
  • Marc E.

    There's only 1 BART entrance now because of upgrades. It's... Very inconvenient.

    Marc Escuro · March 1, 2012
  • Deborah A.

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

    Deborah Alvarez Neff · February 15, 2012
  • Kellen F.

    They're playing Big Pimpin'. That's how you know it's good.

    Kellen Freeman · February 2, 2012
  • Luis B.

    Watch out for confused tourists

    Luis Balceda · January 16, 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
  • Eric W.

    Here comes the train again...proving that my life is a tragedy, slogging me back to my destination...

    Eric Weaver · December 18, 2011
  • Quinton W.

    Don't get on. Just walk instead

    Quinton Wall · November 23, 2011
  • Amanda V.

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

    Amanda Van West · November 10, 2011
  • Eric S.

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

    Eric Stegemann · November 6, 2011

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