The Muir Woods Shuttles are running again, but only on weekends and only from the Pohono St. Shuttle Stop (see below)
Muir Woods Shuttle Bus Stops
Insiders Tip: There is no cell service or WiFi service at Muir Woods itself — it’s in a mountain “dead zone.” If you need to call anyone, arrange a ride or download anything, do so before taking the Muir Woods shuttle or leaving home.
The National Park Service has initiated a reservations system for parking and shuttle bus service to Muir Woods, with new rules, new systems and new bus stops. We have all the details here.
Like the previous shuttle service, Marin Transit operates the buses that serve Muir Woods. They continue to be named Marin Transit Routes 66 and 66F.
There are three stops to choose from under the new system, only one of which is currently operating, and operates only on weekends:
Sausalito Ferry: Downtown Sausalito on Bay St. near Bridgeway, in front of the Sausalito Ice House Visitor Center and across the street from Poggio Restaurant. Marin Transit Route 66F serves this lot.
- The Pohono St. Park and Ride lot, across the freeway from the Buckeye Roadhouse on the border between Mill Valley and Sausalito. Marin Transit Route 66 serves this lot.
The Marin City Transit Hub bus stop on Donahue St. at Terners Dr., next to the shopping center anchored by Target in Marin City, at the northern end of Sausalito next to the southbound Highway 101 Sausalito exit. Marin Transit Route 66F serves this lot.
Veteran visitors to Muir Woods will recognize that all three of these locations were used by the old Muir Woods Shuttle buses, but the schedules under the new system are different. The Manzanita Park and Ride bus stop is no longer being used by the Muir Woods Shuttle. We have sections with maps and photos below for each of the three stops.
The Sausalito Ferry Lot Muir Woods Shuttle Stop (Bay St. near Bridgeway) Note: In the photo above a small sign says “Weekends and Holidays only.” During the summer travel season from mid-June to mid-August they take down that little sign because the shuttle runs seven days a week. The rest of the year the shuttle runs only on weekends. Marin Transit Shuttle Bus Route Number: 66F. (Scroll down to see Route 66F on the schedule) Advantages of this stop: It’s one block from the Sausalito Ferry pier, so you can take either ferry route from San Francisco and walk directly to the Muir Woods shuttle. Disadvantages of this stop: The ferry parking lots are expensive, although they get progressively cheaper the farther north you go, up as far as Johnson St. Less frequent shuttle buses serve this stop; Pohono St. offers more buses. Other Transit Connections: Marin Transit Route 17 and the much faster Route 71X (easy to remember because their digits are reversed) as well as Golden Gate Transit Route 30 (which stops across the street and half a block down when going southbound) also serve this same bus stop. Ferry Connections: This route connects with the Sausalito Ferry Terminal (which is just a pier, not a building), which you’ll see to the right on the Google map below if you zoom out slightly. The marker for the bus stop on the Google Map below is very accurate.
2. The Pohono St. Parking Lot Muir Woods Shuttle Stop (Pohono St. at Shoreline)
This is the only Muir Woods Shuttle Stop currently operating, and it is active only on weekends.
Marin Transit Shuttle Bus Route Number: 66 (Scroll down to see Route 66 on the schedule)
Advantages of this stop: Free parking in a large lot. More frequent shuttle buses serve this stop
Disadvantages of this stop: No shops or stores within easy walking distance.
If you take the northbound Highway 1 exit from Highway 101 (just north of the Sausalito exit and on-ramp) you’ll see street signs pointing out the route to the Pohono St. Park and Ride lot, where you can park for free and take the Muir Woods Shuttle.
Insiders Tip: The parking lot is next to several signs that clearly identify the bus stop for the Muir Woods Shuttle (two of which are pictured above), but the lot itself is not obvious — it looks like all the parking there is for the Glassdoor office complex adjacent to the bus stop.
After you turn onto Pohono St. (which is only one block long) and head towards the offices, turn left in front of the entrance to the building, where the road splits. You’ll see the Richardson Bay Bridge (or overpass, as some call it) in front of you. Keep going until you pass the office parking area, and then come to another large parking area clearly labeled with lots of signs for Muir Woods Shuttle parking.
This is the Pohono St. Park and Ride and Muir Woods Shuttle parking lot.
The photo at the upper right below shows a great sign they have near the bus stop that shows clearly how the area is laid out, since in addition to Muir Woods it serves many different Golden Gate Transit and Marin transit bus routes. If all signs in Sausalito and Muir Woods were this clear and well designed, well… that would be bad for us because you wouldn’t need our website so often to explain things!
If you’re coming from the north on Highway 101, exit at the Highway 1 exit, turn right at the first stop sign and then turn right again at the stoplight, which will bring you onto Shoreline Highway. After you go under the freeway the Pohono St. lot will be on your left.
Other Transit Connections: Marin Transit Route 17 and Route 61 (the West Marin “Stagecoach” that serves the rural and beach communities to the west) as well as Golden Gate Transit Route 4 and Route 92 also serve this same bus stop. Southbound buses stop at the shelter with the big “A” on it and northbound stop at the one labeled “B” which also serves the Muir Woods Shuttle.
Insiders Tip: The Google map below has one of its two “shuttle stop” labels in the wrong place. As pictured above, the Muir Woods Shuttle stop (with a big letter “B” on the bus shelter) is where there’s a small circle with a picture of a bus on the map below, on Shoreline Highway close to the corner of Pohono St. The point labeled “shuttle stop” above it is actually one corner of the shuttle parking lot.
3. The Marin City Transit Bus Hub Muir Woods Shuttle Stop (Donahue St. at Terners Dr.)
Marin Transit Shuttle Bus Route Number: 66F . (Scroll down to see Route 66F on the schedule) Note: This transit hub is an urban area. After dark — as you would in any urban setting — stay in well-lit places where there are other people and be aware of your surroundings. There have been robberies and car break-ins at night in this area. Advantages of this stop: Free parking at the adjacent shopping center. Links to many Golden Gate Transit and Marin Transit bus routes, which also stop at this major county transit hub. Disadvantages of this stop: Less frequent shuttle buses serve this stop; Pohono St. offers more buses. Other Transit Connections: This is one of the busiest transit hubs in Marin County. Marin Transit Route 17 and Route 22 and Route 36 and Route 61 (the West Marin “Stagecoach” that serves the rural and beach communities to the west) and the express Route 71X, as well as Golden Gate Transit Route 30 and Route 70 and Route 92 also serve this same bus stop. Insiders Tip: Both southbound and northbound buses stop on the same side of the street at this long, curving transit hub bus stop. If you’re taking another bus after you get off the Muir Woods Shuttle, walk north from where you exit the Shuttle and first you’ll see a sign for southbound buses, and father up you’ll see a sign for northbound buses. The marker on the Google map below is at precisely the correct spot, which is shown in the photo above. (Yes, some of their markers are wrong.)