101 E Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Larkspur, CA 94939
Phone 511 for Transit and Ferry Information. District map of the terminal and connecting bus routes is here.
The Larkspur Ferry Terminal
The Larkspur terminal, pictured above from the deck of the ferry as we waited to disembark one evening, is operated by Golden Gate Ferry, a division of the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District. No other services sail from this pier, and it serves only the Ferry Building in San Francisco.
Insiders Tip: In bad weather always wear a good coat and bring rain gear if traveling through the Larkspur Terminal. Although the terminal’s design has been praised for its beauty, its roof is so high and angled that rain doesn’t just blow in on passengers, it’s ushered in by wind currents beneath the structure. There are small fully enclosed areas, but they hold only a fraction of a ferry-full of passengers.
The terminal, which cost three times as much as its original budget, was so much more effective as a sculpture than as a building that public criticism poured down on architect Jacques de Brer and on the Bridge District.
In the end both insisted that the other party was the one who wanted a completely open design and that the problems weren’t their fault. Small enclosures were later added. There was no lawsuit to bring out the relevant documents so we may never know whom to blame for generations of cold, wet and frustrated travelers.
Golden Gate Transit Bus Connections to the Larkspur Ferry Terminal
The following bus routes connect to the Larkspur Ferry Terminal or to other bus stops within walking distance nearby. Note that some of the buses that stop at more distant points (like route 24) also go all the way into the parking lot to stop at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal.
Click on the route number below to access its schedule from either Marin Transit or Golden Gate Transit.