Ferry Building

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

Directions to and from Ferry Building  |  Nearby


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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.

Golden Gate Ferry docks

Larkspur Ferry Larkspur - San Francisco

Sausalito Ferry Sausalito - San Francisco (Ferry Building)

Tiburon Ferry Tiburon - San Francisco

East Bay ferries

Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry Harbor Bay - San Francisco Ferry Building

Alameda/Oakland Ferry Jack London Square - Alameda - San Francisco (Ferry Building/Pier 41)

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

Ferries to Oakland and Alameda board from Gate E (see map). Baylink Ferry boards from Gate B. Purchase ferry tickets at the Bay Crossings store inside the Ferry Building. Vallejo Baylink 200 bus stops on The Embarcadero by the north side of the Ferry Building.

Blue & Gold Fleet

Angel Island Ferry San Francisco - Angel Island

Ferries board from Gate B. Purchase ferry tickets at the Bay Crossings store inside the Ferry Building.

Bay Area ferries: Golden Gate Ferry | San Francisco Bay Ferry | Blue & Gold Fleet | Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry | Alcatraz Cruises


Muni buses stop on Steuart Street (across the Embarcadero and plaza from the Ferry Building).

2 Clement: Ferry Plaza - Richmond District (Clement & 15th Ave)

6 Haight-Parnassus: Ferry Building - Inner Sunset District (Quintara and 14th Ave)

7X Noriega Express: Ocean Beach (Ortega and 48th Ave) - Downtown SF

14 Mission: Ferry Plaza - Daly City (Mission & San Jose)

14R Mission Rapid: Ferry Plaza - Daly City BART

14X Mission Express: Daly City (Mission and San Jose) - Ferry Plaza

21 Hayes: Ferry Plaza - Fulton & Shrader

31 Balboa: Ocean Beach (Richmond District) - Ferry Plaza

Shuttle/other bus

Amtrak Thruway 17 Santa Barbara - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles - San Jose - San Francisco - Oakland

Amtrak Thruway 34 Stockton - Oakland - San Francisco

Amtrak Thruway 99 Emeryville - Oakland - San Francisco

Kaiser San Francisco Shuttle Yellow Line Downtown - Kaiser San Francisco

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.

Ford GoBike operates a self-service bike share station near the station.

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