A view of the Salesforce Transit Center, a red transit-only lane, and a bus

Photo credit: Sergio Ruiz, Flickr


The Salesforce Transit Center is San Francisco’s regional transit hub.

The multi-level building features a rooftop public park, service for multiple bus systems, art installations, retail shops, restaurants, a gym, and more.  

Eight Bay Area counties and the State of California connect to the transit center through numerous transit systems including AC Transit, Golden Gate Transit, Greyhound, Muni, SamTrans, WestCAT Lynx,  and Amtrak. In the future, The Portal project will bring Caltrain and California High-Speed Rail to the Transit Center.

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority oversaw planning, design, and construction of the Salesforce Transit Center and manages its operations.  

The Salesforce Transit Center is located south of Mission Street between Second and Beale streets in downtown San Francisco. The Transit Center replaced the seismically deficient Transbay Terminal, which opened in 1939 and was located at First and Mission streets.

Timeline and Status 

The completion of the Salesforce Transit Center represents Phase One of the Transbay Program. Phase One included construction of the underground train box and the launch of bus service to the Transit Center. Phase One is complete. 

Phase Two of the project, The Portal project (also known as the Downtown Rail Extension), will fully realize investments in the Salesforce Transit Center, including the underground train box. The project will bring Caltrain from its current northern terminal at Fourth and King streets into the heart of downtown San Francisco, and The Portal will serve as a critical element of the first phase of the California High-Speed Rail Project, linking the Bay Area to the Central Valley and Southern California. The Portal is also planned for compatibility with potential future rail expansion across the Bay. 

Cost and Funding 

The total cost of the Salesforce Transit Center was $2.32 billon. Funding for the project includes federal grants, proceeds from the sale of state property in the area, loans, and regional and local sources.  

The Transportation Authority provided $139 million in Prop K half-cent sales tax funds for construction of the Transit Center, as well as prioritizing other regional program funds. We also provided project management oversight for the project.  


Salesforce Transit Center website


Transbay Joint Powers Authority at info@tjpa.org

Key features

The basement of the Salesforce Transit Center will be the terminal station for Caltrain once it is extended from its current location at Fourth and King streets. It will also be the northern terminus for California’s High-Speed Rail system.

The levels of the Salesforce Transit Center

Related programs


The Downtown Extension is a plan to extend Caltrain and future California High-Speed Rail service from 4th and King rail yard to the newly-constructed Salesforce Transit Center.

The Caltrain Electrification project will bring fully electrified service to Caltrain.

San Francisco's voter-approved Transit-First Policy states that decisions regarding the use of our public streets and sidewalks shall prioritize public rights of way for pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transit.