SF Muni serves the Academy via a number of convenient bus and metro lines. Take transit and save $3 off Daytime Admission!
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The N-Judah Muni Metro stops at 9th Avenue and Irving Street. To reach the Academy, travel north on 9th Avenue into Golden Gate Park until you reach Music Concourse Drive, then turn right and continue to the Academy's entrance. This half-mile walk takes approximately 10 minutes; if you prefer not to walk, you may also transfer to the 44-O’Shaughnessy bus at 9th and Irving and ride to the Academy stop on Music Concourse Drive.
The #44-O'Shaughnessy bus stops across from the Academy at the Music Concourse on Tea Garden Drive (southbound) and in front of the Academy on Music Concourse Drive (northbound).
The #5-Fulton bus stops at 8th Avenue and Fulton Street, just outside the park. From 8th Avenue, walk into the park and turn right on John F. Kennedy Drive. Then turn left onto Music Concourse Drive.
From the Amtrak Station at the Ferry Building, walk up Market Street away from the waterfront to the Muni Metro Embarcadero Station (approximately 7 minutes). Catch the N-Judah Muni Metro Streetcar to the Irving Street and Ninth Avenue stop, and follow the walking instructions at top.
The Golden Gate Park Shuttle is a free shuttle bus service operating on weekends and holidays from 9 am – 6 pm within Golden Gate Park.
Please note that while BART does not stop within walking distance of the Academy, it's easy to transfer from BART to the N, 44, and 5 Muni lines to reach the Academy.