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On the first train, Millbrae to Embarcadero BART station and catching the F-Muni to pier 33 to go to Alcatraz. How do we pay for tickets on the trains? Is there vending machines, is it only cash or credit? Also, going to Marin Headlands catching the 76-Muni. I don't know if we need exact change in coins or bills or is there an easier way for paying? We are just going to be there for 1 day, next Sunday.

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1. Re: bart to muni

info on Muni Tickets here: www.sfmta.com/cms/mfares/MuniTickets.htm and can be purchased inside the MUNI Metro Embarcadero station

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tony - When you get to BART you will see the ticket machines, they take cash or credit. Look on the chart the buy the amount needed for your destination. MUNI is a separate system, you pay $2 (exact change needed) once you board and get a transfer good for 90 minutes. If you will be using MUNI more than once consider getting a passport (look on the MUNI website) that will save you money.

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Embarcadero is an underground station, you have to get out on the surface to catch the light rail F. For BART there are vending machines - cash yes, credit - don't know.

With line F like any MUNI bus you put cash in the box by the driver. $2 adult, 0.75 child or over 65. Bills or coins, any combination, no change given.

Get a ticket ("transfer") from the driver. You can use the same ticket till the time indicated on the bottom of the ticket, does't matter which way you go.

From pier 33 you'll take another bus to catch #76 - so you will have a ticket already.

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Times are changing. At the Embarcadero station, before you exit the top level, there are new red ticketing machines for MUNI. You can pre-purchase "limited use tickets" with a 25 cent convenience fee. This allows you to now use a credit card instead of paying cash on the light rail vehicle. You can also purchase round trip tickets (the first ride is valid for 90 minutes of transportation but as you're going to Alcatraz, you'll obviously be longer than that for your return.)

http://www.sfmta.com/cms/mfares/tvm.htm

Note that if you plan to add value to the new tickets you won't have to pay the extra 25 cent fee again - although for some reason - and I'm hoping this changes - if you reload the card, you have to reload with the same product as the initial purchase. So if you bought a round trip ticket, you'd have to reload it with another round trip ticket, you won't be able to switch to one way.

These "limited use tickets" are limited because you cannot use them on cable cars.

www.sfmta.com/cms/mfares/MuniTickets.htm

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5. Re: bart to muni

Of course, the exact fare cash option is still available once you board the front entrance of the vehicle as well. Just wanted to point out all of the options.

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BART ticket machines take cash, credit, or debit cards.

You will be using above ground Muni service, not underground service, so it's best to have $2.00 (exact change only!) to insert into the farebox of whichever bus or streetcar you board first. Be sure to obtain a transfer from the operator. The transfers are free, required for proof-of-payment, and offer unlimited transfers between all Muni buses and streetcars (not cable cars) until the expiration time (at least 90 minutes, often more than that).

There's no advantage to you obtaining one of those disposable Clipper cards from the underground station for 25¢, as you would only be able to add extra value to it at the underground stations--which you won't be using during your visit.

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