Community members and businesses met with the developers to hear about the proposed work schedule on Monday.
Most of the demolition will be carried out between seven and three on weekdays but some will have to be done at night to avoid disrupting traffic.
The developers say the main problems will be noise and dust.
"We're going to be doing extensive watering and misting of the demolition debris to make sure we minimize those impacts. Noise is the one impact that is difficult to minimize," Robert Beck from the Transbay Joint Powers Authority said.
Demolition of the Transbay terminal is expected to take eight months and then there will be seven years of construction to create a new transportation hub with homes, shops and gardens.