Public Transportation

With the opening of the Oyster Point Overpass in conjunction with the widening of Oyster Point Boulevard travel time to the many businesses in the East of 101 has improved significantly. Additionally, the City is planning to improve 22 intersections and streets in the East of 101 Area to relieve potential traffic congestion and accommodate anticipated R&D growth to the year 2020.

South San Francisco. 2015©Billy Hustace Photography. All Rights Reserved. Tel 510-430-9202

South San Francisco. 2015©Billy Hustace Photography. All Rights Reserved. Tel 510-430-9202

West of 101 significant improvements are also planned or underway, including the extension of Oak Avenue to El Camino Real to relieve pressure along Chestnut Avenue and improve operations along El Camino Real. Below is a list of transportation services available now and some that are planned for the near future throughout the City:

• Centennial Way (Linear Park & bike path) – The Park will create a continuous bicycle and pedestrian path that extends for 3 miles between South San Francisco and San Bruno BART stations. It will serve as a centralized spine, protected from traffic, with connecting arteries to schools, neighborhoods, parks and business.

• Shuttle Service – The City has the largest shuttle system on the San Francisco Peninsula linking BART and Caltrain to employers in the East of 101 area.

• SSF BART Station – The BART Station has been a great opportunity to link commuters from the East Bay to the Peninsula.

• SSF Caltrain Station – South San Francisco’s current train station is located near Highway 101. The City is working with the Joint Powers Board to relocate and modernize the Caltrain Station to make it more convenient for employees in the East of 101 Area and residents near Downtown.

• Downtown Dasher – City Government and employers co-sponsor reduced rate taxi service between East of 101 employers and Downtown South San Francisco

• Water Transit – South San Francisco has been identified as a future site for a ferry terminal at Oyster Point Marina. The City and regional agencies are finalizing environmental reports and land use plans for the Oyster Point area.

• A traffic calming program is underway to educate the public regarding traffic calming issues and methods, defining a process for handling traffic concerns, and providing a basis for prioritizing traffic calming projects.

South San Francisco is easily accessible from several locations.


Caltrain serves the areas of San Francisco, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County and San Jose. Tickets may be purchased in advance at staffed stations, through the mail or through ticket machines. Travelers may use Caltrain for connections to BART, San Francisco and San Jose International Airports. For more information on Caltrain call 800-660-4287, or visit

Bay Area Rapid Transit – BART trains run from Pittsburg/Bay Point, Fremont and Richmond in the East Bay to San Francisco and then to San Francisco International Airport and Millbrae on the Peninsula.

Shuttle Services offer employees working in the East of 101 business parks a convenient way to get to work from either BART or Caltrain. The routes operate 5:45am to 9:30am and 3:00pm to 7:00pm. For more information call the Peninsula Congestion Relief Alliance at 994-7924 or visit

Sam Trans buses have connecting arrangements with AC Transit, BART, Caltrain, DB Express, Golden Gate Transit, San Francisco Muni and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. For More information call 800-660-4BUS or visit

Amtrak Trains to Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Seattle connects with Caltrain at the San Francisco and San Jose Diridon Caltrain Stations. For more information call 800-872-7245 or visit