Complete List of San Francisco Ferry Services
The Bay Area is served by a network of ferry terminals and services, and we have the only complete list on the Web, with links for each route and schedule. Many, but not all services are based at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. Scroll down for an alphabetical list.
All San Francisco ferry service is passenger only. The last car ferries on the Bay were retired from service almost 60 years ago.
Insiders Tip: Avoid being confused by San Francisco ferry operator names. “San Francisco Bay Ferries“ is the name for WETA’s public ferries (which operate in cooperation with Blue and Gold Fleet). Golden Gate Ferry (run by the Golden Gate Bridge District), Alcatraz Cruises and Angel Island Ferry also run ferries, and Blue & Gold Fleet runs separate voyages under their own flag and logo.
San Francisco Ferry Routes, Terminals and Carriers
San Francisco ferry routes in alphabetical order by destination, with notes on those sites that offer parking and links to schedules and Google maps for each location.
Note: San Francisco Bay Ferry has recently added frequent “Short Hop” sailings between Alameda and Oakland, and between the Ferry Building and Pier 41 at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Terminal: 2990 Main St., Alameda, CA 94501. Click here for map.
Free parking is available next to the ferry terminal, but overnight parking is prohibited.
Insiders Tip: Many Oakland sailings also serve Alameda Main. St., which is just across the Oakland Estruary from Jack London Square, so be sure to check the schedules to see which ones offer this option. Note: See below for service from SF to Alameda Harbor Bay.
To Oakland (short hop): Click here.
To South San Francisco: Click here.
To AT&T Park via SF Bay Ferry: Click here.
Alameda — Harbor Bay
Terminal: 215 Adelphian Way, Alameda, CA 94502. Click here for map.
This terminal operates only on weekdays and only at commute times. Free parking is available next to the terminal but overnight parking is not allowed.
Alcatraz Cruises, Pier 33, San Francisco. Click here for map.
The ferry is the only way to get onshore at Alcatraz (even if you own a boat!)
and we have a complete guide to visiting the island and the prison, including ferry service.
Terminal: Pier at 21 Main St., Tiburon CA. Click here for map.
Insiders Tip: For the most schedule options go via Tiburon during the summer, San Francisco in winter. The Angel Island pier in Tiburon is located about 50 yards up Main St. from the Blue and Gold Fleet Ferry pier (which is behind Guaymas Restaurant), and the walkway that leads to the Angel Island pier runs between two buildings. Signs clearly identify the spot.
AT&T Park, San Francisco
Terminal: 30 Willie Mays Plaza (pier adjacent to Giants Promenade). Click here for map.
This terminal operates only for Giants games and special events at AT&T Park.
To Alameda via SF Bay Ferry: Click here for schedule.
To Larkspur via Golden Gate Ferry — Click here.
To Oakland Jack London Square via San Francisco Bay Ferry — Click here.
To Vallejo via SF Bay Ferry: Click here.
Terminal: K Dock, Berkeley Marina (by Harbormaster’s office, next to Hana Japanese Restaurant). Click here for map.
To Pier 1 1/2 in San Francisco via Tideline Berkeley-SF Commuter Shuttle: Click Here.
Parking costs $2 per day from 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM on weekdays ($20 for a monthly pass) but is free after 1:00 PM weekdays, on weekends, and on some holidays. Larkspur has a very large parking lot which nevertheless fills up early most weekday mornings. Special free shuttle buses serve the site from major Marin arteries to help reduce car traffic into the terminal.
Terminal: Jack London Square, near 10 Clay St., Oakland CA 94607. Click here for map.
Oakland ferry weekday passengeres receive up to 12 hours of free parking (with validation) in the 7-story garage at 101 Washington St.. Bring the parking ticket to the Ferry Terminal for validation. Garage hours are 5:45 AM to 1:00 AM Monday through Thursday and 5:45 AM to 2:00 AM on Friday. Overnight parking is not allowed.
Insiders Tip: Many Oakland sailings also serve Alameda Main St., which is just across the Oakland Estruary from Jack London Square, so be sure to check the schedules to see which ones offer this option.
To Alameda Main St. (short hop): Click here.
To AT&T Park via San Francisco Bay Ferry — Click here.
To South San Francisco via SF Bay Ferry: Click here.
Terminal: Foot of Market St., San Francisco CA 94111. Click here for map. For a closeup map of the Ferry Building and its piers, click here. San Francisco ferry services depart from three different gates at the Ferry Building, and each route is labeled with its gate below.
To Alameda (Main St.) via SF Bay Ferry (Gate E): Click here for schedule.
To Alameda Harbor Bay via SF Bay Ferry (Gate E): Click here.
To Oakland via SF Bay Ferry (Gate E): Click here.
To South San Francisco via SF Bay Ferry (Gate E): Click here.
To Vallejo via SF Bay Ferry (Gate B): Click here.
San Francisco Pier 1 1/2
Terminal: Pier 1 1/2, near to the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero. Click here for map.
To Berkeley Marina via Tideline Berkeley-SF Commuter Shuttle: Click Here.
Terminal: Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco. Click here for map.
This pier is owned by Blue & Gold Fleet.
To Alameda via Blue & Gold Fleet: Click here for schedule.
To Oakland via Blue & Gold Fleet: Click here.
To South San Francisco via Blue and Gold Fleet: Click here.
To Vallejo via Blue & Gold Fleet: Click here.
South San Francisco
Terminal: Oyster Point, 911 Marina Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080. Click here for map.
This location has about 60 parking spaces.
To Alameda (Main St.): Click here.
To Oakland (Jack London Square): Click here.
Tiburon (San Francisco Ferry Terminal)
Insiders Tip: Depending on the time of year, some Tiburon sailings also serve Sausalito or Angel Island. Commuter service transitioned from Blue and Gold Fleet to the Golden Gate Bridge Ferry service on March 6, 2017.
Tiburon (Angel Island Ferry Terminal)
Terminal: 289 Mare Island Way Vallejo, CA 94590. Click here for map.
Daily and monthly paid parking are offered in Vallejo, both directly across from the terminal and in the garage at 415 Santa Clara. Prices are $5.00 for daily parking and $20 for monthly, plus an extra $4 for monthly overnight parking privileges. Pay machines are scattered across the parking lots and in the garage.
To AT&T Park via SF Bay Ferry: Click here.
Clipper Cards on Ferries on San Francisco Bay
The Clipper Card service offers discounts on publicly funded ferries for regular commuters. You “put money on the card” the same way you would for a gift card in a store, and when you use it on a ferry, bus, BART or Muni you are charged a discounted fare for travel.
You buy a Clipper card or add value to it at the Clipper Card site, or at retailers including Walgreens. Golden Gate Ferry ticket vending machines at the San Francisco Ferry Building, Larkspur and Sausalito will also “recharge” the cards with added funds. Some companies also offer the service as an employee benefit.
Clipper Cards are accepted on these local ferry routes:
Golden Gate Ferry
San Francisco – Larkspur
San Francisco – Sausalito
San Francisco – Tiburon (Starting March 6, 2017)
SF Bay Ferry
South San Francisco – Alameda – Oakland
San Francisco – Alameda (Main St.) – Oakland
San Francisco – Alameda (Harbor Bay)
We understand that Clipper Card usage on the San Francisco ferry service to Vallejo will be offered soon.
Clipper Cards on the ferries are used in the same way as other transit methods. When you board a Clipper reader will be by the door. Just “tag” it by placing your card next to it and it will beep, display a green light and record your entry.
When you disembark a Clipper card reader will be on the pier so you have to pass by it. Tag your card again to ensure you’re charged the right fare. If you don’t “tag off” there’s the chance you’re mis-charged for the trip, in which case you’d have the hassle of calling the Clipper office to get it corrected.