Our beloved Castro is a vibrant San Francisco neighborhood chock full of history, art, and culture. It’s a can’t-miss location for anyone exploring San Francisco, and it doesn’t matter if you’re in the greater Bay Area or right inside the city, navigating to the Castro is easy – just use the Muni! The municipal transit system in San Francisco, or the “muni” includes buses, streetcars, and light rail vehicles that operate throughout the city. You can use muni to get to almost any destination in SF, including the Castro district – and the best part is, Flore Dispensary and many of Castro’s most famous landmarks are right off the muni’s major stops.
To get to the Castro by public transport, you’ll need to take the Muni to the Castro Station. The muni runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is located at the intersection of Market Street and Castro Street. For reference, Flore Dispensary is less than a 5 minute walk from the Castro Station.
BART vs. Muni
Especially for visitors, it’s important to differentiate between the BART system and the Muni Metro. BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is a regional transit system that connects the San Francisco Bay Area, while the Muni Metro is a local transit system that serves the city of San Francisco. The BART doesn’t have a station in Castro, but you can ride it to the Montgomery station and then switch to a muni bus, the Metro N-Judah line or streetcar to Castro Street.
Riding the Muni to get to Castro
The Muni Metro is made up of light rail vehicles that run on underground railways in the city center, and on surface streets in the outer neighborhoods. The J, K, L, and M lines all stop at the Castro station. To get to Castro from any other part of San Francisco, you will need to take one of these lines. Due to Flore’s central location, we’re easy to get to from various stops in Castro, whether you choose to hop off at the Castro Station on Market, or transfer to another stop. The Market Street & Noe Street stop is right down the street from us.
If you’re looking to experience an iconic San Francisco method of transportation, the F-Market & Wharves line is a historic streetcar line that runs along Market Street. This line stops at the Castro station as well, so it’s a great option if you’re looking to do some sightseeing along the way.
What does it cost to ride the Muni?
The cost of riding the muni varies depending on where you’re coming from. If you’re coming from outside of San Francisco, the fare is $ 0.75. If you’re coming from within San Francisco, the fare is $0.50 (or $0.25 on holidays). For seniors and people with disabilities, the fare is $0.25. You can pay with cash or a Clipper card. A Clipper card is a reloadable card that you can use to pay for your fares on the muni. You can get a Clipper card at any Muni station or from a participating retailer. Once you have a Clipper card, you can add money to it and use it to pay for your rides.
Arriving in Castro
Now that you’ve successfully navigated San Francisco’s muni, you can enjoy all that Castro has to offer. The famed Castro Theater is located across the intersection from the Castro Station, and a short walk around the neighborhood includes the GLBT Historic Museum, as well as to a variety of shops and eateries like Twin Peaks Tavern and Cafe Mystique.
At Flore Dispensary, we love all that Castro represents. As part of the fabric of this colorful and diverse neighborhood, we work to elevate our community members and our progressive history. We’re dedicated to providing Castro the best quality cannabis the city has to offer, directly from legacy farmers in the Emerald Triangle.