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Outside Lands transit guide and advice: Don’t drive

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The best advice for getting to Outside Lands is “don’t drive!” (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
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If you’re one of the 70,000 or so who may be attending the Outside Lands music festival this weekend, you’ll have to get to Golden Gate Park somehow — and the festival organizers recommend traveling by transit.

Parking by the park this weekend, transit agencies and locals advise, will be nuts. (We’re paraphrasing, but trust us, it’s true).

But whether you’re taking Muni or nabbing an Uber, Lyft or taxi, we’ve got you covered.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency released an advisory for transit service to the music festival this weekend, and the festival also released info on shuttle service and for-hire rides.

Check out those advisories below:

Via the SFMTA:

Muni Service to and from Outside Lands

From approximately 10 a.m. until 11:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Muni will provide supplemental service on the following lines and routes:

N Judah
5 Fulton
5R Fulton Rapid
5X Fulton Express

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

Pre-concert Service: Friday through Sunday

There will be supplemental service on the following Muni line and routes:

N Judah
5 Fulton
5R Fulton Rapid

Post-concert Service: Friday through Sunday

After the final concert, from approximately 8 until 11:30 p.m., the 5X Fulton Express bus service will operate one-way eastbound departing from 36th and 30th avenues with stop at Hyde and Grove streets near Civic Center BART Station.

There will be supplemental service on N Judah trains from La Playa to Caltrain Station.

Boarding Locations:

5X Fulton Express: Fulton Street at 30th Avenue and Fulton Street at 36th Avenue
N Judah: Judah Street at Sunset Boulevard or any N Judah stop on Judah Street

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

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. For pricing information, please visit

Other transit option recommendations via Outside Lands:

If arriving by taxi:

Flywheel Taxi
(415) 970-1300
Luxor Cab Company
(415) 282-4141
Yellow Cab
(415) 333-3333
National and Veterans Cab Company
(415) 321-8294

If arriving by bike:

“VALET IT – Secure your bike in style. Outside Lands valet bike parking is located above Hellman Hollow (enter at intersection of Transverse and Overlook Drive). Valery is open each day of the festival from 10am ­- 12am.

PARK IT – There is additional “self park” bike parking along JFK from Transverse down to Stow Lake, on MLK (near the South Gate) and in Marx Meadow near the box office for you to park and lock your own bike. Remember to bring your own lock! Outside Lands is not responsible for any damaged or stolen bicycles parked inside Golden Gate Park.

RENT IT – Don’t have a bike? San Francisco houses a variety of bike rental shops for those who want to ride a bike to the festival. Be green and contact the places below for more info.”

If arriving by Uber or Lyft:

Uber is proud to be the Official Rideshare Partner of the festival. Follow these instructions if you’re leaving the park:
North side: On Balboa Street between 30th Ave and 32nd Ave
South side: On Irving Street between 30th Ave and 31st Ave
New users can enjoy $15 off their first ride by entering promo code “OUTSIDELANDS17” in the Uber app. Expires 2017-10-01 16:50 -07:00.

By foot:

If you’re entering the Park from the south (Sunset District), enter at 25th Avenue and Lincoln Avenue. Turn left, then bear right onto Middle Drive to access the South Gate Venue Entrance.
If you’re entering the Park from the north (Richmond District), enter at 25th Avenue and Fulton Street and walk along the pedestrian path to enter at the Main Entrance. You can also enter at 36th Avenue and Fulton Street and walk up John F. Kennedy Drive towards Lindley Meadow. The Main Entrance will be on your right.

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