Routes & Schedules
New schedules are now in effect across the San Francisco Bay Ferry system.
Among the changes now in effect:
- Enhanced weekday service on the Vallejo and Richmond routes
- Major changes to the revamped Oakland & Alameda route, offering direct commute service between Oakland and San Francisco while maintaining off-peak service at Main Street Alameda
- The launch of the new Alameda Seaplane ferry route, serving Alameda riders during peak weekday commute periods
- Resumption of service on the Harbor Bay route
- Resumption of weekend service on the Oakland & Alameda, Richmond and Vallejo routes
Both current services in effect through June 30 and new schedules effective July 1 can be found at the links below.
Full Service Routes
Oakland & Alameda
The Oakland & Alameda ferry route currently offers daily service between Oakland, Main Street Alameda and Downtown San Francisco. This is the best option for travelers from Oakland, Berkeley and northern Alameda County. This is also the best option for Alameda Island residents traveling outside the morning weekday commute window.
The Vallejo ferry route offers daily service between Vallejo and Downtown San Francisco with select trips to Mare Island. This is the ferry route for passengers from Solano and Napa counties.
The Richmond ferry route offers daily service between Richmond and Downtown San Francisco. This is the best option for riders in Contra Costa County.
The Harbor Bay ferry route offers weekday commute service between Harbor Bay and Downtown San Francisco with limited midday departures. The Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal is located on Bay Farm Island in the City of Alameda. This is also a good option for commuters from San Leandro.
The Alameda Seaplane ferry route offers weekday commute service between Seaplane Lagoon in Alameda and Downtown San Francisco. This route should be used by Alameda riders traveling weekdays before 9:40 a.m. Midday and weekend service for those traveling to or from Alameda is available at the Main Street Alameda Ferry Terminal via the Oakland & Alameda route.
South San Francisco
The South San Francisco ferry route provides weekday commute service between Oakland, Main Street Alameda and South San Francisco. This is the route for East Bay residents who work in South S.F., especially near Oyster Point or at SFO. Service is expected to resume in October 2021.
Seasonal Sports Routes
San Francisco Bay Ferry offers service connecting Vallejo, Alameda and Oakland to Oracle Park for Giants home games and service connecting Alameda and Oakland to Chase Center for Warriors games.
- More information on Oracle Park service (Alameda/Oakland)
- More information on Oracle Park service (Vallejo)
- More information on Chase Center service
Short Hop Routes
In addition to our transbay ferry route, we offer service on two short hop routes.
Alameda Short Hop
The Alameda Short Hop connects Main Street Alameda and Oakland via a 10-minute trip across the Oakland Estuary. This is a great option for Alamedans who are commuting to or visiting Oakland. Note that the Alameda Short Hop is currently limited. It will improve in October 2021 with the resumption of service on the South San Francisco route.
- Schedules, fares and terminal information for the Alameda Short Hop
Pier 41 Short Hop
The Pier 41 Short Hop connects Downtown San Francisco to the Pier 41 Marine Terminal on weekends only. Note that most passengers riding to Pier 41 will need to transfer in Downtown S.F.
- Schedules, fares and terminal information for the Pier 41 Short Hop