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Since 1873, cable cars have run up and down the hilly city, though after the 1950s, these cars have been kept in operation more out of historic nostalgia. Seventeen miles of track remain and have been deemed a historical landmark.
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Nob Hill
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Reviewed today via mobile

Indeed you feel like in an other century. We were wondering about statements „this is too expensive we didn’t ride a cable car“. What a shame and loss for everybody who missed that! We took a ride and we didn’t join the ride from the...More

Thank DianaandChristian
Reviewed yesterday

If you visit San Francisco, you have to ride the Cable Cars at least once. We boarded one at Powell and Market Streets, and after standing in the queue for about 25mins, finally got on one. Even though thathe was fun as we chatted to...More

Thank Stuart A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Riding the cable cars is a must do! It is a thrilling ride up and down the steep streets of San Francisco. You may choose to stand on the outside or have a seat on the benches.

Thank melissahQ9098WQ
Reviewed yesterday

The cost one way is $7 to go from fisherman warf to union square. Don't wait in that long line just walk down the street and catch the car at the next stop. The wait can be long

Thank Joe B
Reviewed yesterday

What defines San Francisco more than cable cars? Consider visiting the cable car museum to learn about their amazing history.

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sunny warm day - rode all the way down to Fisherman’s Wharf and back on the outside of the car. So much fun and a great way to see the city. Brought back memories of the Rice-o-Roni commercials I grew up on!

Thank zaichek
Reviewed yesterday

Interesting experience especially going up some of the hills in town. Staff were alwys very couteous and helpful!

Thank Di S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I recently visited San Francisco with friends while on a cruise vacation. While in this city we always take a ride on this great attraction treasure. We always ride the whole loop. It is a very fun and interesting experience that we...More

Thank jmacch
Reviewed yesterday

You'll have to queue but I wouldn't like to have missed the experience. You may have to arrange your place in the queue if you want to stand on the outside for the journey.

Thank addanegg
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This seemed like the best and most economical way to get around San Francisco. There was usually a line to get on the trolley and most of them were packed but it beats walking the hills or paying for a cab.

Thank lanspeedr
Nearby
Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the
city and is home to amazing architecture and views.
The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for
those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be
rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful
architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated
with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all
were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that
...More
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Deb S
19 November 2017|
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Response from nir089 | Reviewed this property |
Are you in San Francisco?
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Bob R
13 August 2017|
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Response from coogee3 | Reviewed this property |
You could walk, probably 20 minutes or so depending on your pace, or perhaps get a taxi to the Fishermen's Wharf terminus or the Powell/Market terminus. Depending on the weather and the amount of cruise ships in port, the... More
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Bob R
13 August 2017|
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Response from Helena R | Reviewed this property |
I do not really know. I think you can take a bus to Ghirardelli Square and there is a Cable Car Station that takes you to Union Square
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