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From Oakland Jack London Square to South San FranciscoReturn trip

The San Francisco Bay Ferry provides weekday-only, commuter service between Oakland’s Jack London Square or Alameda Main Street terminals in the East Bay and South San Francisco’s Oyster Point Marina terminal.

If you commute between the East Bay and South San Francisco, and have not yet tried our ferry service, you may be eligible to try the ferry for FREE and receive two round-trip tickets through the Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance’s Try Transit Program. Find out more here.

No service on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 15. Read more >>

Weekday Schedule

Weekdays November 2 to February 26, 2016
Arrive South San Francisco
AM Weekdays
6:30 AM 6:40 7:20
7:30 7:40 8:20
8:00 8:10 8:50

Click here for a complete, printable version of the Alameda/Oakland/South SF schedule effective November 2, 2015.

Martin Luther King, Monday, Jan 18 – Weekday Schedule
Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb 15 – No Service
Easter, Sunday, March 27 – No Service

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Click the Transit tab for more information.

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

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.

Read about new fares in effect beginning July 1, 2015.

Download a brochure (PDF) with Schedule & Fares effective beginning July 1, 2015.


One-Way Fares

Weekday service between South San Francisco and the East Bay
Adult $7.40
Adult Clipper Card $7.20
Youth (5-18 years) $3.70
Seniors (65+ yrs), Disabled 1 $3.70
Children under 5 (when accompanied by an adult) FREE
School Groups2 $2.40
Short Hop3 $1.50
Short Hop Senior, Disabled 3 $0.75

1Seniors, 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 Price per teacher, student or chaperone. To qualify, school groups must call (415) 705-8214
3 One-way between Oakland and Alameda.

Purchasing Tickets

  • Purchase tickets onboard the ferry at time of departure
  • 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.
  • Not valid for AT&T Park.
  • Fares subject to change.


The South San Francisco service accepts Clipper Cards.

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.

South San Francisco terminal parking map

South San Francisco Terminal Address:  911 Marina Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080

Parking in South San Francisco: Free parking is available adjacent to the terminal. There is no overnight parking.

Bike Parking in South San Francisco: SmartBike parking in secure bicycle lockers is also available here using the BikeLink card system. Visit for more information.

South San Francisco / Oyster Point Shuttle Service; A Free Service to Oyster Point Area Employees
(Shuttle not available for the Wed/Fri Mid-Day South San Francisco/San Francisco Service)

Shuttles transport employees to/from arriving and departing ferries and employer locations throughout the Oyster Point Business Park and the South San Francisco Caltrain station. Click on the Transit tab for shuttle schedules and service details.

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: Emergency Ride Home Program
(Employers, please email or call (650) 588-8170 to register for this program).

Alameda County Guaranteed Ride Home Program


The Penisula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance runs shuttles between the South San Francisco Ferry Terminal and the Utah-Grand and Oyster Point area office buildings during commute hours M-F.  These shuttles are open to the public and free.  Genentech also provides local shuttle services for Oyster Point employees.  Additional information below.

South San Francisco / Oyster Point Shuttle Service
A Free Service to Oyster Point Area Employees
(Shuttle not available for the Mid-Day South San Francisco/San Francisco Service)

Shuttles meet arriving ferries and transport employees to locations throughout the Oyster Point Business Park, Sierra Point in Brisbane and the South San Francisco Caltrain station. Download a PDF of a detailed schedule for shuttle routes.

For schedule and route information, please visit or call (650) 588-1600.

Alliance Shuttle Route: Oyster Point - UPDATED: NOW SERVES CENTENNIAL TOWERS

Download Schedule (NEW SCHEDULE effective 5/4/15)

Oyster Point Shuttle Map

Alliance Shuttle Route: Utah-Grand

Download Schedule (NEW SCHEDULE effective 5/4/15)

Alliance shuttle Utah Grand map

Genentech, Gateway and Sierra Point Employee Shuttle

This shuttle will meet arriving ferries and transport employees to/from Genentech, Gateway and Sierra Point locations. Contact Genentech or your Transportation Coordinator for details.

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.

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