Taking the ferry to work helps reduce emissions and traffic congestion. It also allows you to relax, read, or even nap during your commute.
- San Francisco Bay Ferry
- Paying Your Fare with Clipper
- Incentives & Offers
- Commute Coach: Free Personalized Commute Planning
- Plan Your Trip
- Getting to the Richmond Ferry Terminal
- Bikes on the Ferry
- Carbon Calculator: Compare Driving to Taking Transit
San Francisco Bay Ferry
The San Francisco Bay Ferry is a waterway public transit system that connects Richmond, Vallejo, Alameda and Oakland to San Francisco. It also offers service to South San Francisco and special event service to Oracle Park (SF Giants) and Chase Center (Warriors).
Paying Your Fare with Clipper
The San Francisco Bay Ferry supports fare payment using Clipper. You can load money on either a physical Clipper Card or via the Clipper app on your phone (no card needed)!
Plus, when you pay with Clipper for ferry trips, you receive a discount on the paper ticket price.
Incentives & Offers
Pledge to try transit instead of driving alone to and/or from work and we’ll give you a free, pre-loaded $25 Clipper card.
Drive Less Commuter Incentive
Make the switch from driving alone to taking transit and you can apply for the Drive Less Commuter Incentive.
Guaranteed Ride Home
A free “insurance policy” against being stuck without a way to get home. Our Guaranteed Ride Home program reimburses you for a ride home during unexpected emergencies like a personal illness, sick child, or missing your carpool.
If you’re curious how commuting by ferry might save you time or money, ask a 511CC Commute Coach. Give us the basic information about your commute and one of our transportation experts will contact you with customized commute options and information on available incentives. Best of all, the service is completely free.
Plan Your Trip
The 511 Contra Costa Transit Map shows the service areas of the 14 transit agencies that serve Contra Costa County. Find all agencies that serve a specific location or look up the service area for a particular transit agency.
Getting to the Richmond Ferry Terminal
Transit: AC Transit Line 74 provides direct service to the Richmond Ferry Terminal.
Bikeshare: Gotcha Bikeshare has bike stations at the Richmond Ferry Terminal, Richmond BART station, and throughout Downtown Richmond, making it easy to connect between transit and popular destinations.
Bikes on the Ferry
Bikes, electric bikes, and electric scooters are all allowed aboard San Francisco Bay Ferry at no additional cost. Bikes and scooters must be stored securely in the bike racks found on each ferry. Space may be limited on some departures, so be sure to arrive early. Secure bike lockers are available at many terminals, including the Richmond Ferry Terminal.
Why make the switch?
10:1 Pollution: What is 10:1? A solo driver uses more energy and creates more air pollution in just four years than a transit passenger would in 40 years.