BART Strike Service Advisory, October 2013

FOR SERVICE BETWEEN:
Oakland Jack London Square and San Francisco Ferry Building Gate E

San Francisco Bay Ferry (SFBF) will make every effort to accommodate increased ridership demand resulting from a BART strike. These efforts will include deploying all available vessels, implementing special schedules, extending service hours, providing for onsite (off boat) ticket sales at some locations, and providing customer service representatives to provide information and keep riders informed. Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to serve you. However, some delays are to be expected so we ask for your patience and understanding.

FERRY TERMINAL LOCATIONS

SCHEDULES

See Complete Schedule »

Morning/Evening Peak Commute Service
During morning (5:30 AM to 11:15 AM) and evening (3:15 PM to 9:30 PM) peak commute hours there will be direct service between Oakland and San Francisco Ferry Building. The Oakland/San Francisco boat will not stop in Alameda.

  • Oakland to SF Ferry Building: Departures every 45 minutes beginning with a 5:30 AM Oakland departure and ending with a 9:00 PM Oakland departure to the ferry building.
  • SF Ferry Building to Oakland: Departures every 45 minutes from 6:00 AM to 10:15 AM and from 3:15 PM to 9 PM.
  • There is no service from Alameda and Oakland to Pier 41 during peak commute periods.

Mid-day service (12:00 PM to 3:15 PM)
Vessels will operate between Alameda Main Street, Oakland, the SF Ferry Building and SF’s Pier 41. See schedule below.

WEEKEND SERVICE:

  • 14 daily departures from Alameda Main Street and Oakland to San Francisco
  • 13 daily departures from San Francisco to Alameda Main Street and Oakland.

TICKETING

FARES: Adult one-way paper ticket fare is $6.25; Clipper Card fare is $4.75. Youth 5-12: $3.50. Senior 65+, Disabled, Medicare: $3.10. Active Military: $5.00. Children under 5 accompanied by an adult ride free.

Departing from Oakland

  • You must have either a ticket or a Clipper card loaded with E-Cash to board the ferry. Tickets will not be sold onboard.
  • Purchase tickets at the Oakland Ticket office, adjacent to the ferry terminal at 544 Water Street, Oakland
    • Clipper Cards and paper tickets sold
    • Check, cash, credit cards accepted
    • Ticket Office hours (Weekdays): 4:45 AM to 6:00 PM
    • Ticket Office hours (Weekends): 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Departing from the SF Ferry Building

  • Tickets may be purchased onboard the boat at departure time; or,
  • At the Bay Crossings store located in the Ferry Building
    • Clipper Cards and paper tickets available
    • Store Hours: Mon through Sat 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m, Sun 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

BOARDING POLICY

Boarding is strictly on a first come first served basis. We apologize to our regular riders for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this time. See passenger boarding line locations.

PARKING

Please Note: There is no free ferry parking in Oakland during the strike. Parking at or near ferry terminals will be extremely limited. Please plan to be dropped off at the terminal, or car pool, bike, walk or take public transit to the terminal.

In Oakland: Please Note - There is no free ferry parking in Oakland during the strike. Parking will be available at:

  • 101 Washington Street
    • Hours:
      Weekday: 4:30 AM to 1:00 AM
      Weekend: 7:15 AM to 1:00 AM
    • Approximately 700 spaces available.
    • Ferry customers must validate their parking tickets at the ferry terminal.
    • All day parking is $4.00
  • 255 2nd Street
    • Approximately 1,092 space available.
    • Open 24 hours a day
    • All day parking fee is $4.00
  • Passenger Drop Off / Pick up
    • Passenger drop off at Clay Street and the Embarcadero; and,
    • Passenger pick up at Washington Street and the Embarcadero

At the San Francisco Ferry Building:

  • There is limited paid parking in the Ferry Building area.
  • Getting to the terminal: If possible be dropped off, walk, bike or take public transit.

BIKES

  • Space onboard for bikes will be limited to between 16 and 44 depending upon the boat. If all onboard bike spaces are taken you may have to wait for the next departure.

BROADWAY SHUTTLE

The free Broadway shuttle operates Monday through Saturday, between Jack London Square and downtown Oakland. Operating hours are: Monday through Friday 7 AM to 7 PM; Saturday 6 PM to1 AM. For routes and schedules visit www.meetdowntownoak.com

TERMINAL MAPS & PASSENGER BOARDING LINE LOCATIONS

Alameda and Oakland Terminals SF Terminal

Oakland Jack London Square Passenger Boarding Lines

Alameda Main Street Boarding Lines

SF Ferry Building Passenger Boarding Lines

SF Ferry Building Passenger Boarding Lines

BART STRIKE SCHEDULE

The following weekday strike schedules will be in effect on Columbus Day, October 14 in the event of BART strike.

WEEKDAY MORNING
TO SAN FRANCISCO

Depart
Oakland
Arrive
Ferry Bldg. Gate E
5:30 AM 5:55 AM
6:00 AM 6:25 AM
6:45 AM 7:10 AM
7:30 AM 7:55 AM
8:15 AM 8:40 AM
8:45 AM 9:10 AM
9:15 AM 9:35 AM
9:45 AM 10:10 AM
10:30 AM 10:55 AM
11:15 AM 11:45 AM

 

WEEKDAY MORNING
TO OAKLAND (A)

Depart
Ferry Bldg. Gate E
Arrive
Oakland
6:00 AM 6:25
6:30 6:55
7:15 7:40
8:00 8:25
8:45 9:10
9:40 10:10
10:15 10:40

 

WEEKDAY MID-DAY HOURS

Depart
Pier 41
Depart
Ferry Bldg.
Gate E
Arrive
Oakland
Depart
Oakland
Arrive
Ferry Bldg. Gate E
Arrive
Pier 41
12:00 PM 12:15 12:45 1:00 1:30 1:45
1:00 1:15 1:45 2:00 2:30 2:45
2:00 2:15 2:45 3:00 3:30
3:00 3:15 3:45 4:00 4:25

 

WEEKDAY EVENING
TO OAKLAND

Depart
Ferry Bldg. Gate E
Arrive
Oakland
3:15 PM 3:45
3:45 4:15
4:30 4:55
5:00 5:25
5:30 5:55
6:00 6:25
6:45 7:10
7:30 7:55
8:30 8:55
9:00 9:30

 

WEEKDAY EVENING
TO SAN FRANCISCO

Depart
Oakland
Arrive
Ferry Bldg. Gate E
4:00 PM 4:25
4:30 4:55
5:00 5:25
5:30 5:55
6:00 6:25
6:30 6:55
7:15 7:40
8:00 8:25
9:00 9:30

 

WEEKEND SCHEDULE
TO SAN FRANCISCO

Depart
Oakland
Arrive
Ferry Bldg. Gate E
Arrive
Pier 41
8:00 AM 8:30
9:00 AM (A)(B) 9:35
10:00(A) 10:30 10:45
11:00 11:30 11:45
12:00 PM 12:30 12:45
1:00 PM 1:30 1:45
2:00 PM 2:30 2:45
3:15 3:45 3:00
4:30 5:00
5:15 5:45 6:00
6:15 6:45 7:00
7:15 7:45 8:00
9:15 9:45 10:00
11:30 11:55

(A) To SF via Alameda

(B) Connects with Angel Island boat at Pier 41

 

WEEKEND SCHEDULE
TO OAKLAND

Depart
Pier 41
Depart
Ferry Bldg. Gate E
Arrive
Oakland
7:30 AM 8:00
8:35 9:00
9:00 9:15 9:50
10:00 10:15 10:50
11:00 11:15 11:50
12:00 PM 12:15 12:50 PM
1:00 1:15 1:50
2:15 2:30 3:05
3:15 (C) 4:25
5:15 5:30 6:05
6:15 6:30 7:05
8:15 8:30 9:05
10:40 10:55 11:25

(C) To East Bay via Angel Island