We just came early (8:00) in order to avoid the 100m line. Cable car is not a must do thing for itself but you would mind if you did not do;)
De onde sai o cable car pro Fisherman’s Wharf. A passagem custa $5 no cable car. Desça do bondinho quando o motorista anunciar “Lombard Street at your right”.
A great shortcut to getting into Chinatown from Union Square especially when looking to avoid routes 30 and 45
$7 from the start to fisherman's. Sit on the right side of the car for great views ;)
Tha cable car decomposed and we waited for 2 hours! Had to move and turn back at night
The line is very long! My advise: walk up the street and take it in the next stop
Try it , fun
Really enjoy the view along the route!
7 US$ and so much fun! 😃
Be prepared to queue an hour if you come here a weekend.
Take the Hyde car it stops at Lombard!!
Always quite entertaining to see those men struggle :p
It's sensory overload here! So much to see and hear.
Must do in sf! See them turn it and 'surf' the hills of sf. Stand on the sides for the best experience
Forget about driving, parking is not only expensive but hard to get. Get on BART and stop at Powell St.
One of the most important spots in San Francisco downtown.. If you want to get on the cable car, it is better to do it from the stop after 2 blocks along Powell st. to skip the long waiting line
Need to pay $6 to ride this cable car. Nice ride 👍
Take the cable car at the 2nd station to avoid the queue
Be sure to get a Passport - good for 3 days for $26. Otherwise, it is $6 each way. We took cable cars, buses and trolleys ALL over the city to get around and really saved!
Know where you're going! Some research would be helpful...unless you want to get lost.
gosh it is way too long waiting time... and it is not because of the queuing but the frequency of cable cars.
Great experience going along the hilly San Francisco downtown roads!
Night ride is amazing and oh, zero line.
If the queue is too long, walk up to the next stop and they will allow you to ride on without any waiting...
It's always fun to see the guys turn a cable car round for its next adventure, take a minute to stop and watch and appreciate the art and finesse they have while doing it!
Very crowded. Be prepared to wait in line.
have to wait for riding cable car around 30 min.
Find out if you can walk up a block to run away from the lines. Take the Powell-Hyde line, hop off on Lombard St and enjoy the amazing view.
Recreating old memories from May 2009
If the line is long and you just want to ride, try the other route. It starts at California & Market.
long line every day...you do have to be pacient and cable car operators are rude...but it's an unforgettable experience...
Worth it only to be able to say you've ridden the cable cars. It's packed, you'll have to wait a while, and the attendants are kind of rude.
Watching the cable cars come and go is almost as fun as getting on one yourself!
Prices are maxed out at $6 for all ages, single ride, no transfers. This is such an attraction that on weekends the line goes around the block. Consider carefully if it is worth it. Wacky fun though
Wait in a long line, and sing Tony Bennett in your head ("where little cable car / climb halfway to the stars")
Nice ride, rude cable car operator who kept yelling at passengers. Also, it's expensive, take a ride just for the experience. Then, use Uber to move around its cheaper, faster and more comfortable.
Waiting in line is worth it. Rides are $6 a person and cash only
If you want a ride on the trams, don't go near the turnaround points. Try a quieter stop, like Mason St & Greenwich St. You might even get a ride for free.
Trip is fine, not great. Workers are the rudest people I've ever seen. No information, audio guide, nothing. They need to improve severely to be considered the touristic attraction tourists expect.
Don't drive take public transportations
If you are standing, do not go in the side where the opposte cable car is coming, there little space, its scary.
Typically free when you stand on the car instead of sitting
Renew Your monthly Clipper here instead of the SFMTA hell hole on Van Ness?!?...heck Yes!
Make sure you pay te weekly $27 unlimited pass, otherwise you will be payin $2 per ride, you can buy the pass at Wallgreens.
Must-do! Sadly way to many tourists....
The cable car is so popular. We waited for two hours...
An hour of wait for the cable car... go to ross instead ;)
Don't wait in line at the turnaround like the other chumps. Walk up the street a block to O'Farrell. Shorter line and the cable car always picks up more passengers from there on the way up.
A painful tourist trap. I recommend going to Embarcadero to head to Fisherman's Wharf, and THEN take the cable car back; typically less of a line...enjoy!
If you like old mechanical devices this is a must see. A manual turn-table. Take one of the Powell/Hyde cars to see Lombard St and Alcatraz from Russian Hill.