Information on Proposed Fare Changes

WETA is considering changes to San Francisco Bay Ferry fares that would take effect on July 1, 2023. The proposed changes would lock in lower current fares adopted in 2021 with small incremental increases scheduled for each of the next five years. A public hearing will be held on May 4, 2023 at 1:00 PM to consider these changes. We want your feedback on the proposed changes to help inform the decision.

This table shows San Francisco Bay Ferry fares (Clipper base rate) by route from 2020 as well as current fares and proposed fares that would take effect on July 1. San Francisco Bay Ferry proposes to preserve its 50% discounts for youth, senior, disabled or Clipper START passengers on regular service. The agency’s small surcharge on paper tickets is proposed to continue.

Route 2020 Fares Current Fares Proposed 2023-24 Fares Proposal Compared to 2020
Oakland/Alameda $5.40 $4.50 $4.60 -15%
Vallejo $11.30 $9.00 $9.30 -18%
Richmond $7.00 $4.50 $4.60 -34%
Harbor Bay $5.60 $4.50 $4.60 -18%
South San Francisco $8.10 $6.75 $7.00 -14%

WETA has also proposed adjustments to its reservation-based special event fares to hit cost recovery targets. Reserved tickets connecting Oakland and Alameda to both Oracle Park and Chase Center for San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors games respectively are proposed to be increased 10% to $10.50 each way. Reserved tickets connecting Vallejo to Oracle Park for Giants games are proposed to be increased 15% to $18.25 each way. Following these one-time adjustments, under the proposal special event fares would then increase 3% annually alongside regular fares through the end of the five-year program.

See the full proposed five-year program here.

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How to Comment

Email by May 3, 2023 to have your comments considered.

Virtual Open Houses

We will hold two virtual open house events via Zoom. You can attend either to see a brief presentation on the proposed fare program and provide feedback or ask questions.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 | 12-12:45 PM Pacific | Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 852 4153 1571

Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 6-6:45 PM Pacific | Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 897 0922 3048

Public Hearing

Details on the location of the May 4, 2023 public hearing will be posted here as soon as they are available. The public hearing will be offered in a hybrid format with both in-person and virtual participation available.