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.
Line can be very long in the morning. Plan enough time.
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.
Make sure to take the Hyde car. It's the one that stops at Lombard St.
If its your first time in SF a ride on the cable cars is a must. However, plan to take your ride in the morning or the lines get too long.
Ride a cable car in San Francisco. When San Francisco constructed its cable car system 125 years ago, no one was trying to build a historic landmark or a tourist attraction
One of the best places to visit!
Be prepared for long lines on weekends. Much better to try to hop on at a popular cross street where many people are getting off.