Golden Gate Ferry San Francisco to Larkspur Schedule & Fare

The Golden Gate Ferry is an iconic ferry service that offers a unique and scenic way to travel between San Francisco and the North Bay. One of its most popular routes is the journey from San Francisco to Larkspur, which provides passengers with stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and the rolling hills of Marin County.

The journey from San Francisco to Larkspur on the Golden Gate Ferry takes approximately 35 minutes and offers passengers breathtaking views of the Bay Area’s natural beauty. As the ferry departs from San Francisco, passengers are treated to panoramic views of the city skyline and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. This is a unique perspective on the bridge that cannot be seen from the land, and it’s a must-see for any visitor to the Bay Area.

Golden Gate Ferry: San Francisco to Larkspur Schedule & Fare
The Golden Gate Bridge | ©Flo / Adobe Stock

As the ferry makes its way across the bay, passengers can see a variety of marine life, including seals, dolphins, and sometimes even whales. The journey also offers stunning views of Alcatraz Island, the former prison that is now a popular tourist attraction. Passengers can see the island’s historic buildings and the surrounding waters, which are home to a variety of seabirds and marine life.

The ferry also passes by several historic waterfront towns, including Sausalito and Tiburon, which offer a glimpse into the region’s rich history and culture. Larkspur, the final destination of this route, is a charming town that is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes. It’s a great place to explore, and the ferry provides a convenient and enjoyable way to get there.

San Francisco to Larkspur Ferry Schedule

MONDAY – FRIDAY (effective April 3, 2023)

Departure from San Francisco GATE CArrival in Larkspur
7:15 am7:45 am
8:10 am8:45 am
8:35 am9:05 am
9:50 am10:25 am
10:45 am11:20 am
12:50 pm1:25 pm
2:30 pm 3:00 pm 
3:25 pm3:55 pm
4:05 pm 4:35 pm 
4:45 pm5:15 pm
5:30 pm 6:00 pm 
6:10 pm6:40 pm
6:50 pm7:20 pm
8:15 pm8:50 pm

Larkspur to San Francisco Ferry Schedule

MONDAY – FRIDAY (effective April 3, 2023)

Departure from LarkspurArrival in San Francisco
6:40 am7:10 am
7:30 am8:00 am
7:55 am8:25 am
8:55 am9:30 am
10:00 am10:35 am
12:05 pm12:40 pm
1:50 pm 2:20 pm 
2:40 pm3:15 pm
3:10 pm3:45 pm
4:05 pm4:35 pm
4:45 pm 5:20 pm 
5:25 pm6:00 pm
6:10 pm 6:40 pm 
7:25 pm8:00 pm

San Francisco-Larkspur Sat-Sun & Holiday Schedule

SATURDAY/SUNDAY/HOLIDAY schedule (effective April 3, 2023)

Depart LarkspurArrive San FranciscoDepart San Francisco GATE CArrive Larkspur
8:15 am9:10 am12:20 pm1:15 pm
9:20 am10:20 am2:40 pm3:40 pm
11:15 am12:10 pm4:55 pm * 6:10 pm 
1:35 pm2:30 pm6:10 pm7:05 pm
5:20 pm *6:35 pm8:00 pm9:00 pm

Passenger Fare

Please note that fares are applicable for one-way travel only. Each passenger must possess their own ticket or Clipper account, which can be in the form of a card or mobile app. It is important to have your ticket or Clipper (card or smart phone) ready when entering the fare gate or boarding the ferry. Please be advised that vouchers issued by other operators and tour/sightseeing companies are not acceptable for use on Golden Gate Ferry.

Adult Single Ride (ages 19-64)$13.50
Clipper Adult$8.50
Youth (ages 5-18)$6.75
Seniors (ages 65+)$6.75
Disabled (with approved ID) or Medicare$6.75
Clipper START$6.75
Children (ages 4 & under)
Limit 2 per full-fare adult
Giants Ferry / Oracle Park Service
(visit our Oracle Park Service page
for more info)
per person

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