Rider Guide

 

The purpose of the Rider Guide is to give the basics about using the PresidiGo. If you have other questions, please check the FAQs or contact us at transportation@presidiotrust.gov. The PresidiGo Shuttle system provides transportation to and around the Presidio seven days a wee​k. It is free and available to everyone. The system features three routes. PresidiGo Downtown offers service between the Transbay Terminal, Embarcadero BART, and Union Street/Van Ness Avenue and the Presidio. The Around the Park routes – Presidio Hills and Crissy Field - serve more than 40 destinations within the Presidio. Many stops are within a short walking distance from MUNI or Golden Gate Transit bus lines.


Rules for Riding
The Buses
Locating a Bus Stop
Catching and Boarding the Bus
Real-time Shuttle Info
PresidiGo Passes
MUNI Passport
Bikes on the Bus
Holiday Schedules
Transit to other parks

Rules for Riding

  1. FLASH YOUR PASS - PresidiGo passes are required on some trips.
    A PresidiGo pass is required on the PresidiGo Downtown route weekdays during some trips in the morning (7:30 am to 9 am) and evening (4:30 pm, 5 pm, 5:30 pm, and 6 pm) commute hours. Passes are given to those who work or live in the Presidio. If you do not have a pass, you will not be permitted to board the bus during these times. To inquire further, please contact the Presidio Trust Transportation Department at transportation@presidiotrust.gov or (415) 561-2739. To make the boarding process as efficient as possible, please show your pass to the driver as you board.
  2. OFFER YOUR SEAT - Please make seats at the front of the bus available to persons with disabilities and seniors.
    Feel free to sit at the front of the bus, but stay alert so you can offer your seat to those that need it more than you do.
  3. KEEP IT SEALED - Keep all food and drinks in closed containers.
    Eating is not allowed on the buses. Disposable cups are not permitted. Please dispose of beverages in disposable cups before boarding the bus.
  4. MIND YOUR MANNERS - Do not engage in behavior that might create a nuisance to the driver and other passengers.
    Please avoid excessive noise – your fellow passengers would prefer it if you saved your phone call until you exit the bus and use headphones while listening to music.
  5. CARRY YOUR PET - Pets must be kept in a carrier.
    Service animals are welcome on the buses. Other animals must be kept in a carrier. Leashed and muzzled dogs may be let on the shuttle at the driver’s discretion but may not sit on the seats. Please do not bring your non-service pet on PresidiGo during peak commute hours.

The Buses

Presidio buses

The Downtown buses are decorated with photos of the Presidio’s historic forest and the illuminated sign will read “EXPRESS PRESIDIO”. These buses are fueled on compressed natural gas and can seat up to 37 passengers plus standees. The wheelchair ramp is located at the front of the bus (ramp dimensions: 47” length by 31” width) and there is capacity for up to two wheelchairs. The bike racks can accommodate two bicycles.

The Around the Park buses are smaller to better handle the Presidio’s big hills and narrow roads. These buses are also fueled on compressed natural gas and have 30 seats with limited room for standees. The wheelchair ramp for these buses is located at the rear of the bus (ramp dimensions: 50” length and 33” width) and it has capacity for two wheelchairs. The bike racks can accommodate two bicycles.

Locating a Bus Stop

Presidio Transit Center

Presidio Transit Center
All routes begin and end at the Presidio Transit Center, the transportation hub of the Presidio. One part bus stop, one part gourmet pit stop, the Transit Center is located in the heart of the park on the Main Post. TRANSIT, the center's eatery and market operated by Bay Area chef Traci Des Jardins, provides fuel for the morning commute, eat-in or grab-and-go lunches, and beer and wine on tap. The restrooms at the Transit Center are open to all. Best of all, it is located just steps away from the Presidio Visitor Center, where you can start your day in the park.

Downtown Route towards Presidio

temporary Transbay Terminal

Temporary Transbay Terminal – Howard at Main Street
The Downtown Route picks up and drops off on the east side of Howard Street at Main Street. This is just across the street from the Temporary Transbay Terminal and just outside the Coffee Roastery.


Embarcadero BART pick up

Embarcadero BART Pick Up – Drumm at California Street
The Downtown Route shares this MUNI bus shelter just steps from Market Street and the Embarcadero BART. The bus stop is on Drumm Street and is just outside the Hyatt Regency. Look for the PresidiGo sticker on the MUNI flag pole.


Van Ness Avenue and Union Street stop

Van Ness Avenue and Union Street Inbound Stop
The Downtown Route picks up at Van Ness and Union when heading towards the Presidio. The stop is on the northbound side of Van Ness at Union and it is shared with the MUNI 47 & 49. You cannot get off at this stop coming from Downtown.

Letterman Digital Arts Inbound Stop - Just inside the Lombard Gate, the Letterman Digital Arts Inbound stop is the first stop in the Presidio. The cross streets are Lombard Street and Ruger Street.

Thoreau Center Inbound Stop - This stop is located on Letterman Drive and is just outside the Thoreau Center.

Presidio Community YMCA Inbound Stop – This stop is located on the corner of Lincoln Blvd and Girard Rd.

Downtown Route towards Downtown

Presidio Community YMCA Outbound Stop – This stop is located on the corner of Lincoln Blvd and Girard Rd. This bus stop is shared with the MUNI 43.

Thoreau Center Outbound Stop – This stop is on eastbound Letterman Drive and is also shared with the Thoreau Center.

Letterman Digital Arts Outbound Stop – Located on eastbound Letterman Drive, directly across from Building C at the Letterman Digital Arts Center.

Lombard Gate Stop – The shuttle picks up just outside the Lombard Gate when heading downtown.

Van Ness Avenue and Union Street Drop Off – You can exit the bus on Van Ness and Union when departing from the Presidio. This is a shared bus stop with the MUNI 47 & 49. No boarding is permitted at this stop.

Embarcadero BART Drop Off – The Downtown Route drops off at Davis St and California St, just one block from the Embarcadero BART.

Temporary Transbay Terminal – Howard at Main Street - The Downtown Route picks up and drops off on the east side of Howard Street at Main Street.

Around the Park Routes

Both the Presidio Hills and Crissy Field Routes operate as loops that begin and end at the Presidio Transit Center. Each route has about 20 stops within the park. To be dropped off at a stop, you must pull the stop request cord. Drivers do not automatically pull over at stops. The shuttles are not “hop on, hop off” or guided tours – they serve as transportation to specific destinations and will return to the stop in 30 minutes on the next loop.

Around the Park routes

The Around the Park shuttle stops have stop stickers posted on nearby fixtures. Be sure to signal to the driver that you are waiting for the shuttle.

Presidio Hills Route Stops:
Stop Nearby Destinations
Presidio Transit Center Presidio Visitor Center, TRANSIT Café, Walt Disney Family Museum
Pershing Square Presidio Officers' Club, Tree Fall, Arguello Restaurant
Inspiration Point Inspiration Point Overlook, Andy Goldsworthy's Spire, El Polín Spring
East Washington National Cemetery Overlook, Park Trail
West Washington Immigrant Point Overlook
Rob Hill Campground Rob Hill Campground
Coastal Trail World War II Memorial
25th Avenue California Coastal Trail, 25th Avenue Gate
Baker Beach Baker Beach and Marshall's Beach, Battery Chamberlin
Pershing DriveBaker Beach Housing
Battery Caulfield Cut Marine Cemetery Vista
Public Health Services District Arion Press, Mountain Lake, 14th Avenue Gate
Presidio Landmark Lobos Valley Overlook
Building 1450Presidio Trust Landscaping
West Washington Immigrant Point Overlook
East Washington National Cemetery Overlook, Park Trail
Deems Road Bay Area Ridge Trail
Officers' Club Presidio Officers' Club, Tree Fall, Arguello Restaurant

Crissy Field Route Stops:
Stop Nearby Destinations
Presidio Transit Center Presidio Visitor Center, TRANSIT Café, Walt Disney Family Museum
Montgomery St Society of California Pioneers, Presidio Bowling Center, The Commissary
Golden Gate Club San Francisco National Cemetery, Korean War Memorial
Park Boulevard Park Archives and Records Center
Kobbe Avenue Fort Scott Organic Community Garden
Presidio Institute Presidio Institute
Fort Scott Presidio Nursery
Log Cabin Log Cabin
Golden Gate Overlook Golden Gate Overlook
Golden Gate West Round House Cafe
Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center, Fort Point
Pilots' Row Battery East Vista, Warming Hut Cafe
Lendrum Court Crissy Field Overlook
Storey Avenue Presidio Promenade Trail
Cavalry Stables Pet Cemetery, Park Archives and Records Center
Stilwell Hall Planet Granite, House of Air, Roaring Mouse Cycles, La Petite Baleen, Batter's Box
Building 640 Golden Gate Promenade/Bay Trail, Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center
Crissy Marsh Crissy Marsh, Sports Basement
Crissy Field Center East Beach, Crissy Field Center
Girard Road Wayburn Redwood Grove, Thompson Reach
Presidio Community YMCA Presidio Community YMCA

PresidiGo Passes

A PresidiGo pass is required on the PresidiGo Downtown route weekdays during some trips in the morning (7:30 am to 9 am) and evening (4:30 pm, 5 pm, 5:30 pm, and 6 pm) commute hours. Passes are given to those who work or live in the Presidio. You can also use a MUNI Visitor Passport or a Letterman Digital Arts Center Employee ID to ride on pass-restricted trips.

MUNI Visitor Passport is not a MUNI monthly pass or a Clipper Card. A Visitor Passport can be purchased for 1, 3, or 7 consecutive days of unlimited rides on Muni, Muni Metro, historic streetcars, and cable cars. Learn more about the passport here. You can buy a Visitor Passport using MuniMobile or at select retail locations.

To inquire further or to receive a PresidiGo pass, please contact the Presidio Trust Transportation Department at transportation@presidiotrust.gov or (415) 561-2739.

Catching and Boarding the Bus

Help out the driver by being visible and signaling when the bus approaches. Many PresidiGo stops are shared with other transit agencies and this lets the driver know when to stop.

Some bus stops have limited visibility due to lighting or other environmental factors. If this is the case, try to use bright, reflective clothing or safety lights.

Real-time Shuttle Info

The PresidiGo shuttles are generally on-time and you can rely on the schedule. However, sometimes heavy traffic can cause delays. You can track the shuttles in real-time and receive current arrival information in several ways:

  • Smartphone: Download the Swiftly or Transit App. These apps also include helpful trip planning tools.
  • Text message: Text “Presidio [Stop ID #]” to 41411.
  • Desktop computer: Visit www.presidiobus.com. The live map is also mobile friendly.

Bikes on the Bus

Each bus is equipped with a bike rack with capacity for two bikes. To load your bike onto the bus, first make sure the bus stops completely and the driver acknowledges you. Squeeze the handle and lower the rack. Place your bike in the rack and place the bar over your front wheel. When exiting, let the driver know you will be removing your bike. Remove your bike and fold up the rack.

Holiday Schedules

On federal holidays, the PresidiGo runs on a weekend schedule. On Thanksgiving Day, there is no service on the Downtown Route. On Christmas Day, there is no PresidiGo service.

Federal Holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King. Jr. Day, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Transit to other parks

Fort Mason – From the Presidio Transit Center, take the MUNI 43 (inbound to Fort Mason). Exit at the last stop, Marina Blvd & Laguna St.

Lands End – From Baker Beach, take the MUNI 29 (outbound to Paul + Third Street) and exit at 25th Ave & Geary Blvd. Then board the MUNI 38 (outbound to Lands End) and exit at 48th Ave & Point Lobos Ave.

From the Presidio Transit Center, take the MUNI 43 (outbound to Munich + Geneva) and exit at Presidio Ave and Geary Blvd. Then board the MUNI 38 (outbound to Lands End) and exit at 48th Ave & Point Lobos Ave.

Golden Gate Park – From the Presidio Transit Center, take the MUNI 43 (outbound to Munich + Geneva) and exit at Cole Street & Haight Street.

From Baker Beach, take the MUNI 29 (outbound to Paul + Third Street) and exit at 25th Avenue & Fulton Street.

Muir Woods – Marin Transit runs a seasonal shuttle to Muir Woods.

To arrive at the Pohono St. Park and Ride in Sausalito, board the Golden Gate Transit Route 4 (North) from the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza or from Richardson Ave & Francisco Street. Exit at Pohono St. Park and Ride.

Marin Headlands - MUNI operates the 76X-Marin Headlands Express to the Marin Headlands on the weekends and select holidays. It makes multiple stops in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including at the Marin Headlands Visitors Center.

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