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Review of Cable Cars

Cable Cars
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Since 1873, cable cars have run up and down the hilly city, though after the 1950s, these cars have been kept in operation more out of historic nostalgia. Seventeen miles of track remain and have been deemed a historical landmark.
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We were at first put off by the long line of people waiting at Firsherman's Warf. But discovered that the other lines are far less popular and so decided to take one of the other two lines. The ride was very fun as the cable cars are an icon of the city. Easy cash payment on board, a little expensive ($7 single ride) though.

Thank Tauri V
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is a must! The transport system is very good but as a tourist we rode these a few times. Great fun - but hold on tight! There are a few lines but the popular one runs to and from Fishermans Wharf.

Thank Louise H
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

I tried to take the cable car
I still had 5 min but as on board they only sell tickets for cash I went to the kiosk
And a German couple was trying to pay by card but the kiosk card machine didn’t work properly with foreign cards so we didn’t make it in time
So we had to wait 20 minutes until the next one
Otherwise it’s nice in good weather

Thank Zsirfeka2
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Fun ride in world famous cable Car. Best views standing and hanging out side of cable Car. Easy process to pay cash onboard.

Thank pdc90
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

These are a true symbol of their city, and really, why wouldn't you give it a whirl? It was a little confusing to us where exactly to get on and off, but we only did it a couple time because we had a car rental! But if you're in San Fran, jump on one just to say you did! Ding Ding!

Thank Summer R
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