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Let's get back to the new normal exceptional.


They say things will never be the same. And why should they be? This is your chance to start fresh. San Francisco Bay Ferry is the cool, calm and comfortable way to cross the bay. And while you’ve been staying home, we’ve been working to make it better than ever, with flexible schedules, new routes and lower fares. Not to mention rigorous health and safety measures.

New, flexible schedules and the most weekday service ever.

Ferry service across the Bay just got more convenient. That’s right, we’re operating under all new schedules with a 30 percent increase in service levels and more weekday departures than ever before.

Our new, more robust and frequent service schedules are focused on bringing passengers back, accommodating expected changes in travel patterns and diversifying our ridership base.

View schedules.

Direct commute service between Oakland and Downtown San Francisco.

For the first time ever, you can take a weekday ferry from Jack London Square in Oakland directly to Downtown San Francisco. No stop in Alameda. Just the most comfortable, scenic commute ever. And just 25 minutes dock to dock.

View the Oakland schedule.

Lower fares. Same amazing ride.

If you’ve ever ridden the ferry, you know that it’s the best way to cross the Bay. To make it even better, we’re significantly discounting fares on all routes for the next year. The fare reductions are up to 30 percent off of regular fares, depending on the route. For Oakland, Alameda and Richmond riders? Just $4.50 each way with Clipper. $9 for Vallejo. Less than bridge tolls on every route before you count up gas costs or parking.

Review our updated fares.

New quicker, direct service to and from Alameda.

Service from our new Alameda Seaplane Lagoon ferry terminal offers direct 20-minute trips between the Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal at Alameda Point and Downtown San Francisco. There's great bicycle and pedestrian access to Seaplane Lagoon via the Cross Alameda Trail, and direct AC Transit service is coming in August.

This is the best option for those who live on Alameda Island and will be traveling during the peak commute period or want to stay in the City until the late evening. For most midday and all weekend service, travelers should use the Oakland & Alameda route operating out of Main Street Alameda. Note that the Seaplane Lagoon terminal is about 1.5 miles from the Main Street Alameda terminal.

Always safe, clean and fresh.

Your health and safety is our top priority. That's why we’ve implemented our six-point Passenger and Crew Safety Plan, adopted by the WETA Board of Directors on June 4, 2020, which outlines robust health and safety standards for all who ride the ferry, including:

  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Social distancing
  • Face coverings
  • Hand sanitizer and bathroom access
  • Healthy crews
  • Touchless payment

Learn more about our six-point Passenger and Crew Safety Plan.

New to the ferry? Download our guide.

Download our new ferry rider guide for a quick resource to ride the Bay.  

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