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Free Muni / Caltrain / AC Transit / VTA / SamTrans on New Year’s Eve 2022/2023

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Saturday, December 31, 2022 - 8:00 pm to 5:00 am | Cost: FREE
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Event Details

In order to ensure those who need a safe ride home New Year’s Eve have one, many Bay Area transit agencies are offering free rides, but not having any extended service.

Confirmed Free Rides for 12/31/22


SF Muni

Confirmed for 12/31/22 via Twitter

On New Year’s Eve, Muni will offer free rides from 8 p.m. Saturday, December 31, 2022 to 5 a.m. Sunday, January 1, 2023 on “all routes and lines” but it’s not clear yet what the schedule will be.

Please do not tag your Clipper card or activate your MuniMobile tickets during this time. Refunds will not be available.

AC Transit

Confirmed for 12/31/22

AC Transit continues to support your transit needs, including getting you where you need to go safely on New Year’s Eve. Riders will be able to ride all AC Transit buses free of charge, including Transbay and Tempo lines, beginning on 8 p.m. on December 31 until 5 a.m. on January 1, 2023


Confirmed for 12/31/22

To ensure that everyone who needs a safe ride home at the end of their evening will have one, SamTrans will provide free rides, including paratransit, starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 31, until 3 a.m. Sunday, January 1, 2023.

On New Year’s Day, SamTrans will be operate Sunday schedule service as well as Monday, January 2, in observance of the Day after New Year’s Holiday.


Confirmed for 12/31/22 via Twitter

Caltrain will be offering free fares on all trains from Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 8pm until Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 3:30am. Last train will depart San Francisco at 2am. Caltrain will be operating regular weekend schedule with two additional northbound special trains in time for the fireworks. Additional southbound trains will depart from San Francisco making all local stops to San Jose Diridon after the fireworks, with the last train leaving San Francisco at 2 a.m. SF MUNI will provide additional post-fireworks service connecting with Caltrain San Francisco Station.


Confirmed for 12/31/22

In line with our New Year’s Eve tradition, VTA will be offering free fares after 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31 through 5 a.m. New Year’s Day. All VTA transit service will operate on a regular Saturday schedule and later service will be offered on all three light rail lines as well as Bus Route Rapid 500.

No Free Rides for 12/31/22


Confirmed for 12/31/22 via Twitter

Golden Gate Transit Bus

Confirmed for 12/31/22

No reduced or free fares and no special late night service. Operating limited holiday service on New Year’s Eve and on New Year’s Day.

Golden Gate Ferry

Confirmed for 12/31/22

No reduced or free fares. Operating a reduced service on New Year’s Eve and will be closed on New Year’s Day.

Not Yet Confirmed for 2022

“Drink and Alive” Free Cab Program

Confirmed for 12/31/21

GJEL Accident Attorneys pay for a safe ride home up to $15 on Lyft/Uber/Cabs on many major holidays including New Year’s Eve. This is valid in the entire Bay Area, Sacramento and Tri-Valley area. Confirmed for 12/31/21.


Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
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