Alameda Short Hop Ferry

The Alameda Short Hop launched on Monday, November 8.

The Alameda Short Hop ferry route provides a 10-minute connection between the Main Street Alameda Ferry Terminal on Alameda Island and the Oakland Ferry Terminal at Jack London Square. This is a perfect solution for Alamedans working in or visiting Oakland on weekdays, with six trips to Oakland (mostly in the morning) and 11 trips to Main Street Alameda (all in the afternoon and evening).

The Alameda Short Hop is especially great for bicyclists, those connecting to Amtrak (just a 10-minute walk from the Oakland Ferry Terminal) and anyone who wants to avoid getting in the Webster or Posey tubes.

The Alameda Short Hop is currently only available in both directions on weekdays. There is service from Main Street Alameda to Oakland on weekends, but no trips from Oakland to Main Street Alameda. See the Oakland & Alameda ferry schedule for information on these trips.


Effective November 8, 2021 | Weekdays Only

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See upcoming holiday schedule changes

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Depart Main St. Alameda

Arrive Oakland

6:05 AM

6:15 AM

7:05 AM

7:15 AM

8:00 AM

8:10 AM

9:50 AM

10:00 AM

11:45 AM

11:55 AM

12:20 PM

12:30 PM


Depart Oakland

Arrive Main St. Alameda

1:40 PM

1:50 PM

2:35 PM

2:45 PM

3:00 PM

3:10 PM

4:10 PM

4:20 PM

5:10 PM

5:20 PM

5:55 PM

6:05 PM

6:10 PM

6:20 PM

6:55 PM

7:05 PM

8:05 PM

8:15 PM

8:30 PM

8:40 PM

9:40 PM

9:50 PM


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

Clipper/Mobile Ticket $1.00
Discount Clipper/Mobile Ticket* $0.50
Paper Ticket $1.25
Discount Paper Ticket^ $0.50
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

Main Street Alameda Ferry Terminal

Oakland Ferry Terminal

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

Service suggestions are welcome. Please visit our contact page.