Ferry Building

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Wheelchair.svg Available inside the building   City: San Francisco |  Financial District  |  Embarcadero and Market St

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Ferry Building is a historic landmark for being the main gateway to San Francisco before opening of the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. Ferry Building continues to be a major transit center with ferry service to the East Bay and the North Bay. Today, the renovated facility houses numerous shops and restaurants.

The Ferry Building is within walking distance from Embarcadero Station and Transbay Terminal, with additional train and bus connection throughout the Bay Area. Clipper card purchases and replenishment are available at the Bay Crossings store in the Ferry Building and at the Golden Gate Ferry ticket booth.

The main Amtrak Thruway bus stop in San Francisco has been relocated to Transbay Terminal.


Golden Gate Ferry

Ticket machines and docks for Golden Gate Ferry is located directly on the other side of the Ferry Building. From the street, walk through or around the Ferry building. All Golden Gate ferries board at Gate B by the north side of Ferry Building.

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SF Bay Ferry

All SF Bay Ferry services board at piers south of the Ferry Building Gate E through G. Purchase ferry tickets at the Bay Crossings store inside the Ferry Building.

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Harbor Bay - San Francisco Ferry Building
Richmond - San Francisco (Ferry Building)
Mare Island - Vallejo - San Francisco (Ferry Building/Pier 41)

Treasure Island Community Development

Treasure Island - Ferry Building

Muni provides local transit in San Francisco. Buses stop on Steuart Street (across the Embarcadero and plaza from the Ferry Building). Additional routes stop a few blocks away at Embarcadero Station and Salesforce Transit Center.

See this map for boarding locations.

CPMC Shuttle

Ferry Building - Van Ness Campus

Kaiser Permanente

Downtown - Kaiser San Francisco


All-nighter: San Francisco Zoo - Fisherman's Wharf
Sutter: Ferry Plaza - Presidio & California
Haight/Parnassus: Ferry Building - Inner Sunset (Quintara and 14th Ave)
Mission: Ferry Plaza - Daly City (Mission & San Jose)
Mission Rapid: Ferry Plaza - Daly City BART


Express: Foster City - San Francisco
Hillsdale Shopping Center - San Francisco
All-Nighter: Palo Alto Station - San Francisco (Salesforce Transit Center)
Redwood City Station - Salesforce Transit Center via SFO, San Bruno BART

The main stop for the F-Market & Wharves historic streetcars is located in front of the Ferry Building on the median of the Embarcadero. Some F line streetcars only operate between the Ferry Building and Fisherman's Wharf.

Stop for the California Cable Car is located at California and Market streets (by Hyatt hotel). From the Ferry Building, walk across the Embarcadero through Justin Herman Plaza to Market Street.

Bay Wheels operates a self-service bike share station near the station.

Bike rental is also available through various vendors at or near the Ferry Building.