Balboa Park

Balboa Park

Balboa Park is a Bay Area Rapid Transit and Muni Metro station complex located south of Balboa Park in southern San Francisco, California. Along with the four BART lines that pass through the city, two Muni Metro lines terminate here, with another Muni Metro line terminating nearby on the opposite corner.

Interstate 280 runs along the west side of the station, and City College of San Francisco is to the north. The station is popular with passengers who kiss and ride, due to its proximity to Interstate 280, a major commuter route into San Francisco. The station is the southernmost in the BART system that passengers can access using an SF Muni FastPass (which is valid for travel only within San Francisco); the next southbound stop, Daly City Station, is just outside San Francisco, across the San Mateo County border in suburban Daly City.

Balboa Park serves as an official transfer station in the BART system. Although all four BART lines that pass through the station currently continue southward to Daly City, the Balboa Park Station design offers southbound passengers transfers between trains without having to change platforms (the Daly City Station has an island platform and a side platform; southbound lines terminating at Daly City use the former, while those trains continuing on to Colma primarily use the latter). The Balboa Park Station also serves as a major intermodal hub by its multiple local transit connections.