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The San Francisco Bay Ferry provides year-round weekday service; weekend service from March through December; and service on select holidays between Alameda Main Street or Oakland Jack London Square terminals in the East Bay and San Francisco Ferry Building or Pier 41 terminals. The Alameda/Oakland service is partially funded by Measure B.

Preview new schedules beginning April 28: Alameda Oakland and Vallejo Services

 

Weekday Schedule

Effective through April 25, 2014

Depart Oakland

Depart Alameda
Arrive
SF Ferry Building

Arrive
Pier 41
AM Weekdays
 6:00 AM  6:10 AM  6:30 AM -----
 7:05 AM  7:15 AM  7:35 AM -----
 8:10 AM1  8:20 AM  8:40 AM -----
 9:15 AM  9:25 AM  9:45 AM 10:00 AM
11:00 AM 10:50 AM 11:30 AM 11:45 AM
PM Weekdays
 1:35 PM  1:20 PM  2:00 PM  2:20 PM
 2:40 PM  2:25 PM  3:05 PM  3:20 PM
 4:45 PM  4:30 PM  ----  5:15 PM
 5:50 PM  5:40 PM  6:20 PM -----
 6:20 PM  6:05 PM -----  6:50 PM
 6:55 PM  6:45 PM  7:20 PM -----
 7:55 PM  7:45 PM  8:25 PM  8:40 PM
 8:55 PM  8:45 PM -----  9:25 PM

1.There is no Short Hop serviced on this departure as this Oakland departure may not stop at Alameda.

Weekend Schedule

Effective through April 27, 2014
Depart Oakland Depart Alameda Arrive
SF Ferry Building
Arrive
Pier 41
AM Weekends
10:00 AM 10:10 AM 10:30 AM 10:45 AM
11:30 AM 11:20 AM 12:00 PM 12:15 PM
PM Weekends
 1:45 PM  1:30 PM  2:20 PM  2:35 PM
 4:15 PM  4:05 PM  4:45 PM  4:55 PM
 5:45 PM  5:35 PM  ---  6:25 PM
 7:10 PM  7:00 PM  ---  7:50 PM

2014 HOLIDAYS
Holiday schedules for San Francisco Bay Ferry vary by service. For information regarding holiday service, please visit sanfranciscobayferry/holidays.

REAL TIME DEPARTURES
See real time ferry locations and look up departure predictions for your ferry at NextBus.

SERVICE ALERT SYSTEM
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GUARANTEED RIDE HOME PROGRAMS
Click the Transit tab for more information.

TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE
For additional schedule assistance and service assistance call (415) 705-8291, Monday-Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

SERVICE COMMENTS
Service suggestions are welcome. Please visit our contact page or write to: Manager of Transportation Services, Pier 9, Suite 111, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111.

One-Way Fares

Between Alameda or Oakland and San Francisco Ferry Building or Pier 41
  One-way
Adult (cash fare) $6.25
Adult (Clipper Card, beginning October 1, 2012) $4.75
Youth (5-12 years) $3.50
Seniors (65+ yrs), Disabled, Medicare1  $3.10
Active Military Personnel2  $5.00
Children under 5 (when accompanied by an adult) FREE
School groups3 $2.00
Short Hop4 $1.50
Short Hop Senior, Disabled, Medicare $0.75

1 Seniors, persons with disabilities and Medicare cardholders may ride at a discount if they hold a Youth, Senior, or RTC Clipper Card, a Regional Transit Connection Discount Card, Medicare card, Department of Motor Vehicles Disabled Placard Identification Card or proof of age 65 or older. To request an RTC Discount Card application, visit the 511 website or call (415) 705-8291.
2 Military personnel must show military I.D.
3 To qualify, school groups must call (415) 705-8214 for advance approval and reservations.
4 One-way between Oakland and Alameda or between the SF Ferry Building and Pier 41.

 

Discount Ticket Books

10-Ticket Book 20-Ticket Book 40-Ticket Book
$50.00
$90.00
$170.00

10-ticket Book yields 5 roundtrip rides; 20-ticket Book yields 10 roundtrip rides; 40-ticket Book yields 20 roundtrip rides. 40-ticket book valid only during month of purchase.

Purchasing Tickets & Transfer Info

  • Purchase tickets onboard the ferry at time of departure; at Blue & Gold Fleet’s Pier 41 Ticket Booth (no service charge); or online at blueandgoldfleet.com ($1.50 per ticket convenience fee applies).
  • Boarding Policy: Passengers holding tickets or a Ticket Purchase Confirmation (from online ticket purchases) are boarded first.
  • We accept cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Commuter Check.
  • Tickets may only be used on the ferry route for which they were originally purchased.
  • Standard fare tickets and Discount Book tickets cannot be used on AT&T Park ferry.
  • Transferring to and from MUNI using your Clipper Card?  MUNI offers a $0.50 transfer discount to adult San Francisco Bay Ferry passengers using Clipper, and San Francisco Bay Ferry offers a reciprocal $0.50 transfer to adult passengers tranferring from MUNI on their return trip.  Paper transfers will no longer be accepted by MUNI after November 4, 2012.
  • AC Transit transfer with ticket purchase.
  • Fares subject to change.

 

The Alameda/Oakland to San Francisco service accepts Clipper Cards as of October 1, 2012

Clipper Card

Tag On. Tag Off.

1. Tag on by touching your card to the reader at the terminal entry gates.
2. Tag off at the card reader at your destination. Tagging off ensures you are not overcharged for your fare.

Learn more on our Clipper FAQ page.

Pier 41 terminal parking map

Pier 41 Terminal Address: Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94133. Pier 41 is located immediately adjacent to the Pier 39 entertainment complex.

Parking at Pier 41: Parking is available at an hourly fee in the Pier 39 parking garage, located across the Embarcadero from Pier 41 and Pier 39.

Public Transit Options: Transit options near Pier 41 include MUNI buses, trolleys, light rail and cable car. In addition, connecting ferries to Tiburon & Sausalito, and San Francisco Bay Ferries to Vallejo, Oakland and Alameda Main St arrive and depart from the Pier 41 area.

San Francisco Ferry Bldg terminal map

San Francisco Ferry Building Terminal Address: The ferry arrives and departs from the South Terminal (Gate E), located approximately one block from Pier ½ on the south end of the Ferry Building.

Parking in San Francisco: Parking is limited around the ferry terminal. Riders are encouraged to use public transportation when boarding the ferry at the SF Ferry Building.

Public Transit Options: Transit options near the San Francisco Ferry Building include BART and MUNI buses, trolleys and light rail. In addition, connecting Golden Gate Transit ferries to Marin County (Tiburon, Sausalito, Larkspur), and San Francisco Bay Ferries to Vallejo, Oakland and Alameda Main St arrive and depart from the Ferry Building. Click on the Transit tab for additional information.

Alameda/Oakland ferry terminals map

Alameda Terminal Address:  2990 Main St, Alameda CA, 94501

Oakland Terminal Address:  The Oakland terminal is located at the west end of Jack London Square; Near 10 Clay St, Oakland CA, 94607

Parking in Alameda:  Free parking is available at 2990 Main St., adjacent to the ferry terminal. There is no overnight parking.

Parking in Oakland: Riders are eligible for up to 12 hours of free validated parking in the 7-story garage at 101 Washington St., Oakland on all ferry operating days. Be sure to bring your garage parking ticket to the Ferry Terminal for validation. Garage hours are: a) Monday through Thursday 5:45 AM to 1:00 AM, b) Friday 5:45 AM to 2:00 AM, c) Saturday 8 AM to 2 AM, and d) Sunday 8 AM to 1 AM. There is no overnight parking.

Public Transit Options:  Transit options near the Alameda and Oakland terminals include AC Transit, Amtrak and the Broadway Shuttle (with service to BART and downtown Oakland). Click on the Transit tab for additional information.

Guaranteed Ride Home Programs

Ferry riders who experience a workday illness, family crisis or other unscheduled emergency may be eligible for a free ride home from work via taxi, rental car or other transit options provided by Guaranteed Ride Home programs offered by San Mateo and Alameda Counties to employees working in those counties. Learn when you can use it, how it works and how to enroll at these web sites:

Commute.org Emergency Ride Home Program
(Employers, please email alliance@commute.org or call (650) 588-8170 to register for this program).

Alameda County Guaranteed Ride Home Program

Public Transit Connections near Pier 41
Pier 41 terminal area transit map

Transit options near Pier 41 include MUNI buses, trolleys, light rail and cable car. In addition, connecting ferries to Tiburon & Sausalito, and San Francisco Bay Ferries to Vallejo, Oakland and Alameda Main St arrive and depart from the Pier 41 area.

Public Transit Connections in Oakland & Alameda

(1) 2nd @ Broadway; AC Transit 11; 58; 59; 72; 73
(2) Embarcadero Amtrak Train Station

AC Transit Bus transfers: Every ferry ticket comes with an attached AC Transit transfer allowing ferry riders to ride FREE on AC buses to and from Jack London Square or the Alameda Main Street terminal. An additional charge is required for AC express (X) buses.

Free Broadway Shuttle: Offers fast, free connections between the Oakland Ferry Terminal area (stop is approx 2 blocks away at Broadway & Embarcadero) and BART and downtown Oakland offices.

Weekday Broadway Shuttle Service (Orange route)
Mondays-Fridays 7am-7pm between Embarcadero West (Jack London Square) and Grand Avenue. Shuttles run every 10 minutes during commute hours and lunchtime; every 15 minutes other times.

Weekend Night Broadway Shuttle Service (Blue route)
Fridays 7pm-1am & Saturdays 6pm-1am between Embarcadero West (Jack London Square) and 27th Street. Shuttles run every 15 minutes.

The Broadway Shuttle does not operate on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.

Click here for Broadway Shuttle route and service information.

Public transit connections are available at or near all East Bay and San Francisco ferry terminals. Taxis, shuttles and pedicabs may also be available. Essential phone numbers and web links are provided throughout this page. Please scroll down, or jump directly to information on Bus Transfers, Alameda Ferry Terminal, Oakland Ferry Terminal, San Francisco Ferry Building, San Francisco Pier 39 / Pier 41, or Phone Numbers and Other Web Links.

Free Bus Transfers with Ferry Ticket Purchase EAST BAY Bus Transfers - Every ferry ticket comes with an attached AC Transit bus transfer allowing ferry riders free AC Bus ridership to and from Clay Street (Jack London Square) ferry terminal or the Alameda (Main Street) ferry terminal. An additional charge is required for AC Express (X) buses. For maps and bus schedule information: www.actransit.org

SAN FRANCISCO Bus Transfers - Only ferry tickets in the 10, 20, and 40 ticket books include MUNI transfers. Transfers are valid on MUNI buses, trolleys and light rail with no surcharge. A cable car surcharge is required. MUNI transfers must be validated onboard the ferry before use. MUNI transfers from the ferry terminal are valid for two hours from the time stamped on the transfer ticket. On MUNI from the ferry, give the detached, validated MUNI stub to the driver for validation. MUNI transfers to the ferry terminal are valid until midnight of the date issued. ON MUNI to the ferry, present the MUNI stub with the ferry ticket attached. An additional charge is required for cable cars. Some restrictions apply. For maps and bus schedule information: www.sfmuni.com

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