Transportation Guide: Blue and Gold Fleet Ferry


The Bay Area ferry system offers an easy way to get out of the city for a day trip or weekend getaway. Hop aboard the Blue and Gold Fleet to get to Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Vallejo, Alameda or Oakland.

The Basics
Varies by destination
$10.50-$30 (depending on destination)

San Francisco Stations

  • Pier 41
  • Ferry Building


  • Sausalito (30 minutes, $10.50 adult, $6.25 children and seniors)
  • Tiburon (20 minutes, $10.50 adult, $6.25 children and seniors)
  • Angel Island (20-25 minutes, $8.50 adult, $4.75 children and seniors)
  • Vallejo (50-60 minutes, $13 adult, $6.50 children and seniors)
  • Oakland and Alameda (30-40 minutes, $6.25  adult, $3.50 children and seniors)

The Alameda/Oakland ferry stops in Alameda, Oakland’s Jack London Square, AT&T Park, and Angel Island State Park. Transfers to bus lines are available at the end of each ferry line, and bikes are allowed on the ferry at no cost.

The Basics
Hours: Weekdays 6:30 a.m. – 8:25 p.m. Weekends 9:15 a.m. – 6:40 p.m. (Service to Angel Island and AT&T Park varies seasonally.)
Cost: $6.25-$14.50 (adults)/$3.50-$11.25 (youth)/$3.10-$11.25 (seniors); AC Transit bus transfer included
Discounts: 10-ticket booklet ($50), 20-ticket booklet ($90), 40-ticket booklet ($170), valid within one month of purchase (not valid for AT&T Park)
Notes: Fares to Angel Island include park admission. Angel Island ferries run May through October

San Francisco Stations

  • Ferry Building (Weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 8:25 p.m. Weekends 9:25 a.m. – 6:40 p.m.)
  • Pier 41 (Weekdays 10:15 a.m. – 5:20 p.m. Weekends 9:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.)


  • AT&T Park (25 minutes, $7.50 one-way)
  • Angel Island Park (25 minutes, $14.50 round-trip)
  • Alameda (20 minutes, $6.25 one-way)
  • Oakland  (30 minutes,$6.25 one-way)

The Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry runs between San Francisco and Alameda during commute hours on weekdays only. Transfers to bus lines are available at the end of each ferry line.

The Basics
Hours: Ferries leave every hour on weekdays from 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. and 4:35 p.m. – 7:35 p.m. There are no weekend ferries.
Cost: $3.25-6.50 one way (includes free bus transfer)
Discounts: Monthly pass ($185); kids ride free on Friday afternoons

San Francisco Stations

  • Ferry Plaza Gate E


  • Alameda (25 minutes, $3.25-6.50)
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