How much does it cost to ride a cable car in San Francisco?

$8 each rideCable Car FaresAdult and youth, ages 5 to 17: $8 each ride, a single ride on a single cable car vehicle. Senior, ages 65 or older; disabled; Medicare card holder: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.: $8 each ride. Before 7 a.m. or after 9 p.m.: $4 each ride, cash or ticket only. Valid ID required.

Do people actually use the cable cars in San Francisco?

San Francisco Cable Car Fast Facts:9.7 million people ride cable cars each year. Building a cable car is an exacting art that takes several dozen craftsmen 18 to 24 months to complete.

Why are cable cars so expensive in San Francisco?

What is the most famous cable car in San Francisco?

Powell-Hyde & Powell-MasonThe Powell-Hyde & Powell-Mason LinesTwo of San Francisco's three cable car lines connect the Union Square area downtown with Fisherman's Wharf. The Powell-Mason and Powell-Hyde lines share the most-photographed cable car turntable, where Powell meets Market Street.

What is the best time to ride cable cars in San Francisco?

Cable cars operate every day of the year, currently from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The best way to avoid waiting in line to ride is to go before 9 a.m. or after 8 p.m. The Powell lines are more crowded than the California line, where you can get on without waiting almost any time of the day.

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