Return Trip

One-Way Fares

Between Alameda or Oakland and San Francisco Ferry Building or Pier 41


Effective July 1, 2019

Adult (cash fare) $7.20
Adult Clipper Card $5.40
Clipper START $3.60
Youth (5-18 years), Seniors (65+ yrs), Disabled1  $3.60
Children under 5 (when accompanied by an adult) FREE
School groups3 $2.40
Short Hop4 $1.70
Short Hop Youth, Senior, Disabled 4 $0.80

1 Seniors, persons with disabilities and Medicare cardholders may ride at a discount if they hold a Youth, Senior, or RTC Clipper Card, a Regional Transit Connection Discount Card, Medicare card, Department of Motor Vehicles Disabled Parking Placard Registration, or proof of age 65 or older. To request an RTC Discount Card application, visit the 511 website or call (415) 705-8291. See more information on disabled passenger discounts and fares for personal care attendants.
3 To qualify, school groups must call (415) 705-8214 for advance approval and reservations.
4 One-way between Oakland and Alameda or between the SF Ferry Building and Pier 41.

Purchasing Tickets & Transfer Info

  • Purchase tickets onboard the ferry at time of departure or in person at one of the following ticket offices:
  • NEW: Mobile ticketing is now available with the Hopthru mobile app. Learn how to buy ferry tickets on your phone.
  • On busy holidays and weekends Guest Assistant Representatives may also be present at the Alameda Main St and Oakland Jack London Square ferry terminals to sell tickets to customers in line.
  • Boarding Policy: Passengers holding tickets or a Ticket Purchase Confirmation (from online ticket purchases) are boarded first.
  • We accept cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Commuter Check.
  • Tickets may only be used on the ferry route for which they were originally purchased.
  • Standard fare tickets cannot be used on AT&T Park ferry.
  • Transferring to or from MUNI using your Clipper Card? Adult San Francisco Bay Ferry passengers using Clipper receive a $0.50 transfer discount when transferring between the ferry and MUNI. The discount is provided both to and from the ferry.
  • AC Transit transfer discounts are available for all customers using Clipper. Clipper provides: a $2.25 for Adults and a $1.10 discount for Youth/Senior/Disabled on AC Transit local buses when transferring from the Ferry; equivalent discounts are provided on ferry fares when transferring from AC Transit local buses. Beginning March 15, 2017, AC Transit transfer discounts are only available on Clipper.
  • Fares subject to change.


The Alameda/Oakland to San Francisco service accepts Clipper Cards

Clipper Card

Tag On. Tag Off.

1. Tag on by touching your card to the reader at the terminal entry gates.
2. Tag off at the card reader at your destination. Tagging off ensures you are not overcharged for your fare.

Learn more on our Clipper FAQ page.