Alameda Seaplane Lagoon Ferry

The Alameda Seaplane Lagoon ferry, operated by San Francisco Bay Ferry, is a weekday commuter ferry service connecting Alameda, CA and downtown San Francisco, CA.

Schedule

Alameda TO San Francisco Ferry Building

The Seaplane Lagoon ferry in Alameda starts at 6:30 AM Monday through Friday. The last departure out of Alameda is at 8:25 PM.

Monday through Friday

Depart Alameda SeaplaneArrive Downtown S.F. | GATE F
6:30 AM6:50 AM
7:00 AM7:20 AM
7:25 AM7:45 AM
8:20 AM8:40 AM
9:15 AM9:35 AM
10:10 AM10:30 AM
10:30 AM10:50 AM
4:00 PM4:20 PM
5:00 PM5:20 PM
6:00 PM6:20 PM
6:50 PM7:10 PM
8:25 PM8:45 PM
Weekday Ferry Schedule From Alameda Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal to San Francisco Ferry Building

San Francisco Ferry Building TO Alameda

When traveling from San Francisco to Alameda Seaplane Lagoon, departures begin at 6:55 AM and the last departure is at 10:20 PM.

Monday through Friday

Depart Downtown S.F. | GATE FArrive Alameda Seaplane
6:55 AM7:15 AM
7:50 AM8:10 AM
8:45 AM9:05 AM
9:40 AM (DEPARTS FROM GATE G)10:00 AM
10:05 AM10:25 AM
10:55 AM11:15 AM
11:50 AM12:10 PM
3:30 PM3:50 PM
4:30 PM4:50 PM
5:30 PM5:50 PM
6:25 PM6:45 PM
7:00 PM7:20 PM
8:25 PM8:45 PM
10:20 PM10:40 PM
Weekday Ferry Schedule From San Francisco Ferry Building to Alameda Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal

Terminal

A photo of the Alameda Seaplane Lagoon ferry terminal in Alameda, Californa
Alameda Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal

The Alameda Seaplane Lagoon ferry terminal, near the Alameda Naval Air Station, officially opened on Thursday, July 1, 2021.

The terminal is accessible via car, bus, or bicycle and, at a cost of $23 million, it provides commuters another option for getting to and from their jobs in downtown San Francisco.

Address

The Alameda Seaplane Lagoon ferry terminal is located at 1701 Ferry Point Road, Alameda, CA 94501.

Directions

By Bike

The ferry terminal is located at the end of the Bay Trail which provides easy bicycle and pedestrian access to the ferry.

By Bus

AC Transit bus route Line 78 – Santa Clara Ave – Seaplane Lagoon stops directly in front of the terminal.

Another option is the Spirits Alley Trolley which is a free shuttle connecting the Main Street Alameda terminal to Seaplane Lagoon ferry terminal. It operates on Fridays from 4-10 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-7 PM.

Amenities

The following amenities and features are available at the Alameda Seaplane Lagoon ferry terminal.

  • Open-air bike racks
  • 24 BikeLink bike lockers
  • Free parking
  • Restrooms available on the ferry
  • Wheelchair accessible

Parking

Aerial map of Alameda Seaplane Lagoon ferry parking lot
Aerial map of Alameda Seaplane Lagoon ferry parking lot

A large public parking lot is located across the street from the Alameda Seaplane Lagoon Ferry terminal. It has 400 spaces, 9 of which are reserved for persons with disabilities, and another 36 are reserved for carpool or clean air vehicles.

Parking Rates and Hours

Parking at the Alameda Seaplane Lagoon ferry is currently FREE.

Parking Contact Information

If you have any parking issues, questions, or comments, you can contact the City of Alameda Parking Enforcement at 510-747-7400.

Tickets

This section contains current fares and prices for riding the Alameda Seaplane Lagoon ferry as well as information on how to purchase tickets.

Fares

The fares listed in the table below are for one-way ferry rides. You’ll need to purchase two tickets if you will be traveling round trip.

Ticket TypeFare
Clipper/Mobile Ticket$4.50
Discount Clipper/Mobile Ticket*$2.25
Paper Ticket$5.75
Discount Paper Ticket*$2.75
Children Under 5FREE

Discount Clipper, mobile, and paper tickets are for those passengers 65 or older, 17 or younger, or those with Medicare cards and DMV disabled parking placards.

How To Purchase

Paper Tickets

Paper tickets for the Alameda Seaplane Lagoon Ferry can be purchased at the Bay Crossings shop in the San Francisco Ferry Building in downtown San Francisco.

In addition, tickets can be purchased on board the ferry using cash or credit card.

Mobile Tickets

Mobile tickets for the Alameda Seaplane Lagoon Ferry can be purchased using the Passage: Transit Ticketing (formerly Hopthru) mobile app.

How To Purchase Alameda Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Tickets Using Passage: Transit Ticketing App
  1. Download the Passage: Transit Ticketing App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
  2. In the app, tap “Buy Passes” and choose San Francisco Bay Ferry from the list of agencies.
  3. Select your ticket type based on the route and fare category.
  4. Activate the pass and show it to the deckhand when it is time to show proof of passage.