New Fares Take Effect July 1, 2023 

Fares are changing for all San Francisco Bay Ferry routes effective July 1, 2023. This upcoming fare change will lock in lower current fares adopted in 2021 with small incremental increases scheduled for each of the next five years. The changes that will take effect July 1, 2023 include: 

  • A 3% increase on regular fares.
  • A 10-15% increase on special event fares.
  • The elimination of the paper ticket surcharge. 

This table shows San Francisco Bay Ferry fares (Clipper base rate) by route that will take effect on July 1, 2023. San Francisco Bay Ferry will continue to offer its 50% discounts for youth, senior, disabled or Clipper START passengers on regular service. Additionally, effective July 1, 2023, the surcharge for paper tickets will be eliminated. Please note that Short Hop fares will remain unchanged. 

  • Zone 1: Alameda Seaplane, Harbor Bay, Oakland & Alameda, Richmond
  • Zone 2: South San Francisco
  • Zone 3: Vallejo
  • Short Hop: Pier 41 Short Hop, Alameda Short Hop
  Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Short Hops
Clipper/Mobile Ticket/Paper Ticket $4.60 $7.00 $9.30 $1.00
Discount Clipper/Paper Ticket ^ /Mobile Ticket * $2.30 $3.50 $4.60 $0.50
Children under 5 FREE FREE FREE 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.

Fares in this table are valid from July 1, 2023. 

WETA has also approved 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 will be increased 10% to $10.50 each way starting July 1, 2023. Reserved tickets connecting Vallejo to Oracle Park for Giants games will 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.

Community Input & Feedback 

WETA held two virtual open house events in March 2023 for the now approved fare changes and a public hearing was held to consider adoption of the FY24-28 Fare program in May 2023. To access the public hearing, please see the WETA Board Meetings page. For questions or comments, Please visit our contact page.

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