Alameda Seaplane Ferry Route

The new Alameda Seaplane ferry route has launched. This route provides direct weekday commute service between Alameda's new Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal and Downtown San Francisco.


Note: Alameda riders traveling before 9:40 a.m. on weekdays now use the new Alameda Seaplane route.

The new Alameda Seaplane route provides direct ferry service between Alameda's new Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal and Downtown San Francisco during peak commute periods. The revamped Oakland & Alameda route provides direct ferry service between Oakland and San Francisco during peak commute hours as well as midday, evening and weekend service between Oakland, the Main Street Alameda Ferry Terminal and San Francisco.

These bullets describe which service Alameda ferry riders should use based on their time and day of travel.

  • Peak weekday commute (before 9 a.m.): Alameda Seaplane
  • Middays: Oakland & Alameda
  • Weekday evenings: Both routes suitable, check schedules for specific departure times
  • Weekends: Oakland & Alameda

Click to view the Oakland & Alameda ferry route schedule.

Scroll down to find information on getting to the Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal.


Alameda Seaplane ferry service is available weekdays only. Check our holidays page for special schedules on holidays.

Download a printable PDF

Click the bars to reveal the schedule.


Depart Alameda Seaplane

Arrive Downtown S.F. | GATE F

6:30 AM

6:50 AM

7:00 AM

7:20 AM

7:25 AM

7:45 AM

8:20 AM

8:40 AM

9:15 AM

9:35 AM

4:00 PM

4:20 PM

5:00 PM

5:20 PM

6:00 PM

6:20 PM

6:50 PM

7:10 PM

7:30 PM

7:50 PM


Depart Downtown S.F. | GATE F

Arrive Alameda Seaplane

6:55 AM

7:15 AM

7:50 AM

8:10 AM

8:45 AM

9:05 AM

10:55 AM

11:15 AM

11:50 AM

12:10 PM

3:30 PM

3:50 PM

4:30 PM

4:50 PM

5:30 PM

5:50 PM

6:25 PM

6:45 PM

7:00 PM

7:20 PM

8:25 PM

8:45 PM

10:20 PM

10:40 PM


Effective July 1, 2021 | Fares are for one-way passage

Clipper/Mobile Ticket $4.50
Discount Clipper/Mobile Ticket* $2.25
Paper Ticket $5.75
Discount Paper Ticket^ $2.75
Children Under 5 FREE

* Discount Clipper includes Clipper START, RTC Clipper, Senior Clipper and Youth Clipper. For mobile tickets, use the discount paper ticket categories and verification methods listed below.

^ Discount paper tickets can be used by those 65 or older, 17 or younger or those with Medicare cards or DMV disabled parking placards.

For additional details regarding fares and payment methods, please visit our Fares and Tickets page.

Terminal Information

Alameda Seaplane Ferry Terminal

The Alameda Seaplane Ferry Terminal is located at 1701 Ferry Point Road in Alameda. From Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway heading west past Main Street, turn left on Ferry Point Way (about a mile west of Main Street) and follow it to the ferry terminal.

Directions to the Alameda Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal

Transit: AC Transit's Line 78 pilot provides direct timed service from much of Alameda Island to the Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal. Ferry riders using Clipper enjoy a transfer discount equal to the cost of the bus fare, essentially making the bus ride to or from the ferry free. See the schedule and map here.

Bikes: The ferry terminal is on the Bay Trail and connects to the Cross Alameda Trail, providing excellent bike and pedestrian access to the ferry. There are 24 secure electronic bicycle lockers available using the BikeLink card system. Visit for more information. There are additional bike racks available on site and bicycles can be brought on board the ferry. 

Parking: The city lot at the ferry terminal has 400 spaces. There is no overnight parking. Parking is currently free.


Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal

Alameda Seaplane ferry service departs from Gate F at the Downtown S.F. Ferry Terminal.

See location and access information for our Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal

See our Rider Guide page or call (877) 643-3779.

Service suggestions are welcome. Please visit our contact page.