7 Haight/Noriega is a bus route operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni). It connects the central business district to the Outer Sunset via Haight-Ashbury.

7 Haight/Noriega
7 Haight/Noriega bus at Market Street and Van Ness Avenue, June 2017
SystemSan Francisco Municipal Railway
OperatorSan Francisco Municipal Railway
VehicleNew Flyer XDE60
LocaleSan Francisco, California
StartTransbay Transit Center
ViaHaight Street, Lincoln Way, Noriega Street
EndOrtega and 48th Avenue
Length8.5 miles (13.7 km)
Other routes6 Haight/Parnassus
7X Noriega Express
Daily ridership9,400 (2019)[1]
Map7 Haight/Noriega Map
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Route description


From the Transbay Transit Center, buses run on Fremont Street to Market Street. The route runs on Market until turning off at Haight Street, which the 7 follows for its length. At Golden Gate Park, buses turn south on Stanyan then right on Lincoln. The inbound and outbound routes split to use 22nd and 23rd Avenues, respectively, until turning on Noriega. Buses loop around at the Great Highway and Ortega, terminating at 48th Avenue.

7X Noriega Express


The 7X Noriega Express is an express bus that serves the outer segment of the line with express service downtown. It diverts from the 7 between Lincoln and Market. The inbound terminus is the Ferry Terminal Plaza. The 7X was discontinued in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.



The 7 Haight and Ocean line extended to 49th and La Playa via Lincoln and a former Park & Ocean Railway right of way through Golden Gate Park.[2][3] The line was truncated to 48th and Lincoln in 1947 after a bridge was deemed unsafe.[2] Streetcar service ended on July 3, 1948,[2] and the route was thereafter served by trolleybuses.[4]

A 7 Haight trolleybus leaving the Ferry Building in 1953. The route number was retired in 2009 when the service was discontinued and the 71 Haight/Noriega absorbed riders on the route. (That service was renumbered 7 in 2015.)

By 1952, the 7 terminated at Golden Gate Park, effectively a short turn of the 71 Haight/Noriega and 72 Haight/Sunset which both continued further south and west.[5] The 72 was discontinued in 1983, being partially replaced by the 29 Sunset.[citation needed] The 7 Haight was discontinued in 2009.[6]

The 71 was renumbered to 7 in 2015.[7][8] Rapid buses were discontinued in 2017 and replaced with local service.[9]


  1. ^ "Short Range Transit Plan" (PDF). San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. December 3, 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 5, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Vielbaum, Walt; Hoffman, Philip; Ute, Grant; Townley, Robert (2005). San Francisco's Market Street Railway. Arcadia Publishing. pp. 4, 31–38. ISBN 9780738529677.
  3. ^ Indexed Reference Map of San Francisco (Map). Rand McNally. 1948. Retrieved January 22, 2022.
  4. ^ "San Francisco bus history". Market Street Railway. January 28, 2021. Retrieved January 23, 2022.
  5. ^ City Map Showing Municipal Streetcar Lines, Coach Routes (Map). San Francisco Municipal Railway. 1952. Retrieved January 23, 2022 – via Flickr.
  6. ^ Cabanatuan, Michael (December 3, 2009). "S.F. Muni making big changes on weekend". The San Francisco Chronicle (SFGATE). Retrieved November 28, 2021.
  7. ^ Avery, Camden (March 25, 2015). "71-Haight/Noriega Muni Line To Rebrand As Revived 7 Line". Hoodline. Retrieved January 22, 2022.
  8. ^ Hyden, Rachel (April 3, 2015). "Muni Forward Brings You More Service, Muni Rapid, New Map" (Press release). San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Retrieved November 28, 2021.
  9. ^ Lee, Fiona (August 8, 2017). "Local 7 Bus Service To Replace 7R-Haight/Noriega Line". Hoodline. Retrieved January 22, 2022.
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