Temporary Terminal

The Temporary Terminal, located on the block bounded by Folsom, Howard, Beale and Main Streets in San Francisco, provides temporary bus terminal facilities during the demolition of the former Transbay Terminal and construction of the new Transit Center. Located just a few minutes walk from the former Terminal, the Temporary Terminal serves AC Transit, WestCAT Lynx, Muni, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, paratransit, Amtrak and Greyhound passengers, and currently provides service to more than 20,000 people per day.

The Temporary Terminal has been successfully operating since August 7, 2010 and will continue to serve commuters through construction of the new Transit Center.

Although temporary in nature, the facility was thoughtfully designed and landscaped to be an attractive and welcoming gateway to San Francisco. The Temporary Terminal’s white canopies and clusters of palm trees provide an inviting and refreshing environment in the heart of the Transit Center District neighborhood. It also has interwoven beautiful, landscaped areas with necessary components of a modern transit facility bus terminal, such as real-time transit information signs and fare vending machines.

The Temporary Terminal was named the “2011 Transportation Project of the Year” by the San Francisco Bay Area Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Transit Operators will begin transitioning from the Temporary Terminal to the new Salesforce Transit Center beginning in December 2017 and continuing in 2018 with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency servicing the local 5 Fulton on weekdays, effective December 26, 2017. See below for additional information from your Transit Operator.


AC Transit
Call 511 and ask for AC Transit

Call 311

Golden Gate Transit
Call 511 and ask for Golden Gate Transit

WestCAT Lynx
510.724.7993 or call 511 and ask for WestCAT

1.800.660.4287 or call 511 and ask for SamTrans

214.849.8966 or 1.800.231.2222

The Security and Facility Manager for the Temporary Terminal can be reached at 415.977.0531


Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, individuals or organizations who believe they have been denied the benefits of, excluded from participation in, or subject to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, or national origin by a recipient of Federal Transit Administration funding can file an administrative complaint with the US DOT or the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA’s) Office of Civil Rights. Information about filing a complaint with FTA can be found here: http://www.fta.dot.gov/civilrights/12884.html.