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Here’s Every San Francisco Street Closed For Outside Lands 2023

Updated guide to getting around, including extra muni service, uber/lyft drop off spots and every street closure
By - posted 8/11/2023 No Comment

Friday, Aug. 11 through Sunday, Aug. 13: Outside Lands will be held in Golden Gate Park from noon to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from noon to 9:35 p.m. on Sunday. Attendance of over 225,000 participants is expected over the course of the weekend.

The event is expected to attract around 75,000 people each day. The SFMTA works with other agencies and with the Outside Lands event to help maximize transportation options – particularly non-private vehicle options – for this annual event. In addition to expanded Muni service, there will be taxi stands, passenger loading zones near the entrances, and an active transportation hub at the event itself, which will include bike parking as well as bike- and scooter-share services. A few streets may be closed or have restricted access to reduce congestion and ensure high-quality Muni service.

Street Closures / Closed to All Automobiles

These streets will be closed to automobiles during the festival, all weekend:

  • JFK Drive from Transverse to 36th Avenue will be closed from from Monday, August 7 to Wednesday, August 16.

Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13, 2023

During the week prior (Mon-Thurs) and the three days after (Mon, Tues, Weds) JFK Drive from Transverse to 36th Ave will be closed.

Vehicle access to the park will be limited beginning the night of the Thursday prior to the beginning of the festival at 8:00 pm and ending Sunday at 11:00 pm and include all roads in the west side of the park from Transverse Dr. to the Great Highway. The following entrances to the park will be closed to the public:

On north side of the park:

  • Transverse Dr at Crossover Dr
  • JFK Dr at Transverse Dr
  • 30th Ave
  • 36th Ave
  • 43rd Ave (Chain of Lakes)
  • 47th Ave
  • The Great Hwy at JFK Dr.

On the south side:

  • Martin Luther King Jr Dr at Crossover Dr
  • 25th Ave
  • Sunset Blvd @ Irving St
  • 41st Ave (Chain of Lakes)
  • Martin Luther King Jr Dr at Lincoln Ave

See updates at sfrecpark.org and sfmta.com

Muni Service

Muni will provide extra service on the N Judah and 5R Fulton Rapid. Each night of the festival, Muni will provide 5X Fulton Express service from Golden Gate Park to Civic Center BART Station. Due to increased ridership for this event as well as others around the city, concertgoers should allow extra travel time on the N Judah and all bus lines serving Golden Gate Park. Traffic in the area will also be heavy.

Extra Muni Service

Muni will provide extra service to Golden Gate Park in addition to the regular scheduled service. Extra service on 5R will not serve the entire route. The N Judah will have extra trains along the full route; extra buses on Fulton will have different destination signs so you can tell them apart from buses operating on regular schedules. See below for the detailed information.

The following Muni lines and routes will be impacted with high ridership: N Judah; 5 Fulton; 5R Fulton Rapid; 7 Haight/Noriega; 18 46th Avenue; 28 19th Avenue; 29 Sunset; and 44 O’Shaughnessy.Due to increased ridership for the event, concert patrons should allow extra travel time on the N Judah Line and all bus routes serving Golden Gate Park. Traffic in the area will also be heavy.

Muni Service to and from Outside Lands

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from approximately 2 until 11:30 p.m., Muni will provide supplemental service for pre-concert and post-concert:

Pre-concert Muni Service

  • N Judah (after 3 p.m.)
  • 5R Fulton Rapid (until 8 p.m.)

Concert patrons are encouraged to allow plenty of travel time. Gates will open at 11 a.m. before the first concert each day.

Post-concert Muni Service

After the final concert, from approximately 9:30 until 11:30 p.m., the 5X Civic Center Express bus service will operate direct from Outside Lands to Civic Center BART Station:

  • Board the 5X Muni Shuttle at Fulton Street/30th Avenue.
  • Final stop will be at Hyde/Grove by Civic Center BART Station, there will be no stops in between.
  • For local service from Outside Lands along the 5 Fulton route, take the regular 5 Fulton bus from any other stop.

There will also be supplemental service, from approximately 3 until 11 p.m., on N Judah trains from La Playa to Caltrain Station.

Boarding Locations

5X Civic Center Express: Fulton Street at 30th Avenue
N Judah: Judah Street at Sunset Boulevard or any N Judah stop on Judah Street

The last bus will depart from Fulton Street at 11:30 p.m. SFMTA staff will be on site to assist customers.

Options for Buying Muni Tickets for This Event

Muni Ticket Sales – In Person

Muni customers may purchase their fare in advance, on-board vehicles and at any Muni ticket vending machine.

Use of Clipper Card

Concert goers are encouraged to use Clipper® Card to get to Golden Gate Park. Customers using Bay Area public transportation systems are strongly encouraged to purchase their fares in advance or use Clipper® Card to attend the event. Customers using a Clipper Card receive 50 cents off an adult single ride when transferring to Muni from BART, Golden Gate Ferry and Transit, and San Francisco Bay Ferry routes (Oakland-Alameda, Harbor Bay and Vallejo). Golden Gate Ferry and Transit and San Francisco Bay Ferry provide the same discount on return trips. To learn more about transfer discounts, please visit transfer discounts. For more information on using Clipper on Muni, visit clippercard.com/muni.

Purchase Muni Fare using MuniMobile

Concert goers may use MuniMobile, an official SFMTA app, to save time by instantly buying tickets for Muni bus, rail, cable car, and paratransit services on their iPhone and Android devices. Tickets can be purchased through a credit/debit card or PayPal account for individual or multiple riders on one smartphone. Customers can buy tickets ahead of time and activate when they are ready to ride – with MuniMobile, your phone is your fare.

Purchase Single Ride Muni Fare Electronically

Muni customers who purchase fares in advance using a Clipper® Card or use the official SFMTA app, MuniMobile, can save .50 cents per trip. A single ride fare on Muni is good for 120 minutes of travel, whether it be on a single route or a trip with multiple transfers across buses and light rail. For more details visit https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/transit/fares-passes/single-rides-transfers.

Passenger Loading Zones (Taxi/Uber/Lyft)

Taxi Stands

Don’t feel like waiting or searching for a ride-hail vehicle? Take a taxi!

Temporary taxi stands for the event will be in place at the following locations from Friday at 9 a.m. to Monday at 2 a.m.:

  • Southside of Fulton Street between 28th and 29th avenues
  • Southside of Fulton Street between 24th and 25th avenues
  • Northside of Fulton Street between 33rd and 34th avenues
  • Northside of Irving Street between 26th and 27th avenues

Other Loading Zones (Uber/Lyft/Private)

The pick-up and drop-off areas for other vehicles, including ride-hail vehicles and private charter buses, are:

  • Outer Sunset, south side of park:
    • North side of Irving, between 25th and 27th avenues
  • Outer Richmond, north side of park along Washington High School
    • North side of Balboa, between 30th and 31st avenues
    • West side of 30th Ave, between Balboa and Anza

Blackout Zones

Pick-ups and drop-offs will be strictly prohibited on these streets on Friday and Saturday from 9 to 11:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Citations will be issued for loading in Muni stops and these blackout zones:

  • Outer Sunset, south side of park:
    • Lincoln Way, between 25th and 41st avenues
  • Outer Richmond, n​​orth side of park:
    • Fulton, between 26th to 37th avenues
    • 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 35th, 36th and 37th avenues, between Fulton and Cabrillo
  • Golden Gate Park from Friday at 11 a.m. to Sunday at 11:59 p.m.
    • All streets in Golden Gate Park including Crossover


Monitored bicycle parking will be provided.

Outside Lands Shuttle Service

The private Outside Lands shuttle service will run between 11 a.m. and midnight each day from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium to the event venue. Regional shuttles will also depart from various locations in the Bay Area. For pricing information and additional information, visit https://outsidelands.frontgatetickets.com/event/smenw2zlix4g6ffk.


For regional BART connections and schedules, visit: http://www.bart.gov/schedules/byline.