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.
Terminal: 2990 Main St., Alameda, CA 94501.
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 South San Franciscovia SF Bay Ferry: Click here.
To AT&T Park via SF Bay Ferry: Click here.
Alameda — Harbor Bay
Terminal: 215 Adelphian Way, Alameda, CA 94502.
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.
The ferry is the only way to get onshore at Alcatraz, even if you own a boat!
Terminal: Ferry dock on Main St.
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 the restaurants at the corner of Tiburon Blvd. and Main St.), and the walkway that leads to the Angel Island pier runs between two buildings. Signs clearly identify the spot as you walk down the sidewalk on the side of Main St. closest to the Bay.
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).
To Pier 1 1/2 (1.5) in San Francisco via Tideline Berkeley-SF Commuter Shuttle: Click Here.
Terminal: 101 E. Sir Francisco Drake Blvd., Larkspur CA.
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.
Oakland ferry weekday passengers 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 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. 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 Tiburon via Golden Gate Ferry, weekday commuter service only. See signs in back of Ferry Building for gate. 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.
To Berkeley Marina via Tideline Berkeley-SF Commuter Shuttle: Click Here.
Terminal: Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco.
This pier is owned by Blue & Gold Fleet.
To Tiburon via Blue and Gold Fleet: Click here.
Our home base! Terminal location in downtown Sausalito.
South San Francisco
Terminal: Oyster Point, 911 Marina Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080.
This location has about 60 parking spaces.
To Alameda (Main St.) via SF Bay Ferry: Click here.
To Oakland (Jack London Square) via SF Bay Ferry: Click here.
Tiburon (San Francisco Ferry Terminal)
Terminal: Ferry dock on Main St. at intersection with Main St. (behind restaurants)
Insiders Tip: Depending on the time of year, some Tiburon sailings also serve Sausalito or Angel Island.
Tiburon (Angel Island Ferry Terminal)
Terminal: Ferry dock on Main St. with entrance next to Water’s Edge Hotel.
Terminal: 289 Mare Island Way Vallejo, CA 94590.
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
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.