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Take BART to the Chinese New Year Parade!

Exit at the Montgomery or Powell Street Stations.

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SFMTA: The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency oversees Muni, bike and pedestrian programs, taxis, parking and traffic control operations in the city. Plan your trip to the Chinese New Year Parade and to other San Francisco's most popular landmarks and destinations. www.sfmta.com

AC Transit: Serves Berkeley, Oakland and other East Bay communities. In SF, buses depart from the Transbay Terminal and Financial District. (510) 839-2882. www.actransit.org

BART: Links San Francisco with the East Bay and Daly City. In SF, trains run underground along Market Street. Stops at Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell, Civic Center. (415) 992-2278. www.bart.gov

CalTrain: Rail service to the Peninsula, San Jose. In SF, trains depart from the San Francisco Cal-Train Station. 4th St./Townsend (800) 660-4287. www.caltrain.com

Golden Gate Transit: Serves Marin County, parts of Sonoma. In SF, buses stop on Lombard St., Van Ness Ave., Geary Blvd., Financial District, Transbay Terminal. (415) 923-2000. www.goldengatetransit.org

SamTrans: Serves San Mateo County including the San Francisco International Airport, Palo Alto, Daly City. In SF, buses stop in Financial District, Transbay Terminal. (800) 660-4287. www.samtrans.com

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MUNI Parade Reroute Information

The Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade begins at 5:15 pm at Second and Market Streets, proceeds west on Market to Kearny, north on Kearny to Post, west on Post to Powell, north on Powell to Sutter, east on Sutter back to Kearny, then to Columbus Avenue, where the parade will disperse.

Streets along the route will close to traffic beginning at 5 p.m. and will reopen once the parade has passed and the route has been cleaned. Market Street between Second and Fremont Streets and Second Street between Market and Mission Streets will be closed beginning at 4 p.m. to accommodate the parade staging area. Market Street cross traffic will be allowed until 5 p.m.

For more info, download the MUNI Reroute Information.


Parking Garages

Union Square Chinatown
  • Chinatown Park and Ride
    $3 weekend validated parking and free Chinatown shuttle, with validation from over 500 Chinatown merchants. Minimum $3 purchase.
    Saturday and Sunday, 9am-10pm
    Golden Gateway Garage
    250 Clay Street
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    Hotline 415.984.1481 | www.chinatownparkandride.com

    泊妥載
    $3週末泊車費和免費穿梭巴士
    超過500間華埠商店 參加。最低消費$3。
    星期六及星期日,上午9時至晚上10時
    金門泊車場
    三藩市企李街250號
    熱線號碼415.984.1481 | www.chinatownparkandride.com

  • Portsmouth Square Garage
    733 Kearny/Clay
    415-982-6353

  • St. Mary's Square Garage
    433 Kearny Street, SF
    415-956-8106

  • Douglas Parking
    665 Sacramento St.
    Special Chinese New Year Parade Rate & Hours only on Saturday, February 15, 2014
    Flat Rate: $30.00
    Chinese New Year Parade Hours:
    9am-12midnight

    Normal Business Hours:
    Mon-Thu 6am-9pm
    Fri 6am-11pm
    Sat 9am-11pm
    Sun 9am-8pm

North Beach

Parking Panda

Parking for the parade is available through Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations. Attendees can purchase 100% guaranteed parking in advance at over 20 nearby parking garages within easy walking distance of the parade (Enter discount code SFCNY at checkout for an exclusive 10% discount).

Due to heavy traffic to the parade, most lots and garages are expected to fill up ahead of time, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase a parking pass in advance if driving to the parade.

To view real-time parking availability & pricing, click here:






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