About Ferry Service Between Richmond and the San Francisco Ferry Building
San Francisco Bay Ferry will begin service between Richmond and the San Francisco Ferry Building in January 2019. Below you will find some helpful information about the service, and we'll continue to add more details as we get closer to launch. We're looking forward to seeing you on board!
- When will service begin? Service is scheduled to launch on January 10, 2019. Please check back here for updates or sign up for email notices regarding Richmond service.
- How much will it cost? The adult cash fare will be $9, while Clipper Card users will receive a discounted adult fare of $6.75. The disabled, youth (5-18 years) and senior (65+) rate is $4.50. Click here for fare details.
- What will the ferry schedule be? Preview the Richmond schedule here. (Note: the schedule was edited in September 2019.) We are planning four runs from Richmond to San Francisco during morning commute hours and four runs from San Francisco to Richmond in the evening commute hours, with limited reverse commute service as well. Boats depart at the scheduled time. Boarding is first come, first served. Please arrive at the terminal and be ready to board at least five minutes prior to departure.
- How long is the ride? Transit time between Richmond and San Francisco is approximately 35 minutes.
- About our ferries San Francisco Bay Ferry carries 2.8 million customers a year on a fleet of 14 vessels (with more on the way). Learn more about the fleet.
- What is riding the ferry like? If you've never commuted by ferry, you're in for a treat. All of our vessels offer comfortable seating, snack bars with beverage service, complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and are ADA accessible. Oh, there are also some pretty nice views. Questions about riding the ferry? Visit our FAQ/rider info page.
- How do I get to the terminal? It's easy to access the terminal from Interstate 580 and the greater Richmond area by car or bicycle. (We're on the Bay Trail). Get directions here. AC Transit Line 74 operates between the Richmond Ferry Terminal to central Richmond, including the Richmond BART and Amtrak stations.
- Where do I park? Free parking for ferry customers is available in the lot adjacent to the terminal and includes 362 spaces, with 15 public access spaces and 8 accessible spaces. Please note that the lot is unattended. No overnight parking is permitted. Parking is first come, first served.
- Can I bring my bike on the ferry? You are welcome to board the ferry with your bicycle. If you prefer to leave it at the Richmond terminal, there will be 20 secure bike lockers as well as additional rack space.
- Terminal construction broke ground in Spring 2017. For background on the terminal project, visit the Richmond Ferry Terminal Project page.
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