Special Schedules in Effect July 4 and 5, 2024

4th of July SF Bay Ferry will offer an extra late-night trip between Pier 41, Downtown S.F. and the East Bay on July 4 to accommodate post-fireworks crowds headed back to Oakland & Alameda. If you are headed back to the East Bay from the Embarcadero in S.F. after the fireworks show, consider taking the ferry. Normal weekend schedules will be in effect on Thursday and Friday on all routes. Please note that this extra trip will only operate on Thursday, July 4. 

In addition, weekend schedules will be in effect on Friday, July 5, on all routes.

We encourage ferry riders traveling solo to use Clipper to pay your fare – you can activate a new mobile Clipper card on their phones for free right now if you don’t have one. Paying for multiple riders? Use the SF Bay Ferry app.

Weekend Schedules Thursday, July 4, 2024

Weekend schedules will be in effect system-wide for Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, 2024, and Friday, July 5, 2024. View the schedules below: 

► To/From Vallejo: View the Weekend Schedule

► To/From Richmond: View the Weekend Schedule

► To/From Oakland & Alameda: View the Weekend Schedule

EXTRA TRIP: In addition to the weekend schedule on the Oakland & Alameda route, an extra late-night trip will operate back to Oakland & Alameda from Pier 41 and Downtown S.F. to accommodate post-fireworks crowds. View below:


Depart Pier 41

Depart Downtown S.F. | GATE G1

Arrive Main Street Alameda

Arrive Oakland


9:20 AM

9:40 AM

9:55 AM


10:35 AM

10:55 AM

11:10 AM

10:55 AM

11:05 AM (Transfer) -- --

11:30 AM

11:50 AM

12:05 PM


12:50 PM

1:10 PM

1:25 PM


1:45 PM

2:05 PM

2:20 PM

1:45 PM

1:55 PM (Transfer) -- --

2:10 PM

2:30 PM

2:45 PM


2:30 PM

2:50 PM

3:05 PM


3:30 PM

3:50 PM

4:05 PM


4:30 PM

4:50 PM

5:05 PM


5:00 PM

5:20 PM

5:35 PM


5:50 PM

6:10 PM

6:25 PM

6:10 PM

6:20 PM (Transfer) -- --

7:10 PM

7:30 PM 7:45 PM
-- 8:30 PM 8:50 PM

9:05 PM

-- 9:40 PM 10:00 PM

10:15 PM

10:45 PM *

11:00 PM * 11:20 PM * 11:35 PM *


* This trip will operate on Thursday, July 4, 2024 ONLY, to accommodate post-fireworks crowds. 

(Transfer) - These trips operate as the Pier 41 Short Hop Route and terminate at the Downtown S.F. Terminal. To continue onto Oakland & Alameda, switch vessels at Gate G at the Downtown S.F. Terminal. 

Tickets & Fares

All ferry service is first come, first served and ferries depart promptly at the scheduled departure time. We suggest arriving at the terminal 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of your trip. 

Clipper will be the best way to pay your fare. Mobile tickets are also available for purchase on the San Francisco Bay Ferry mobile app. More information on Tickets & Fares can be found on our Fare Information Page

Higher Ridership Expected

On Thursday, July 4th, we are anticipating high ridership on all routes. Ferry trips on the Oakland & Alameda, Richmond and Vallejo routes serving the Downtown S.F. Terminal are first-come, first-serve and will depart promptly at their scheduled departure time. Please arrive at the ferry terminal 15 - 20 minutes prior to your vessel's departure to secure your spot in the boarding queue. 

Terminal Information

► Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal 

► Pier 41 Marine Terminal

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

Service suggestions are welcome. Please visit our contact page.