Alameda Short Hop Ferry

The Alameda Short Hop launches 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

Click the bars to reveal the schedule.


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

Oakland Ferry Terminal

The Oakland Ferry Terminal is located at the west end of Jack London Square; Near 10 Clay St, Oakland CA, 94607. Search nearby locations or get directions to the Oakland Terminal.

Parking in Oakland: Riders receive up to 12 hrs free validated parking in the 7-story garage at 101 Washington St. Riders will be charged for any time over 12 hrs. Validate parking tickets at the ferry terminal. Garage hours are: Monday through Thursday 5:30 AM to 1:00 AM; Friday 5:30 AM to 2:00 AM; Saturday 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM; Sunday 8:00 AM to 1:00 AM. There is no overnight parking. For any parking or parking validation issues or comments, please contact Douglas Parking at 1(800) 877-9984 or email

Main Street Alameda Ferry Terminal

The Main Street Alameda Ferry Terminal is located at 2990 Main Street, Alameda, CA  94501. Search nearby locations or get directions to the Main St. Alameda Terminal.

Bike Accommodations: There are 20 secure electronic bicycle lockers available at the Alameda Main St Terminal using the BikeLink card system. Visit for more information. In addition there are bike racks that can accommodate up to 62 bikes.

Parking:  Limited free parking for 324 cars is available in the ferry terminal parking lot at 2990 Main Street. There is parking for an additional 121 cars in the paved O’Lot located on Main street ¼ of a mile west of the ferry terminal. Parking is free. There is no overnight parking. For any parking issues or comments, please contact The City of Alameda Parking Enforcement at (510) 747-7400. 


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

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