Ferries

Ferry boats crisscross the San Francisco Bay, providing a key link for travelers. MTC helps make it happen.
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Karl Nielsen

The first ferry on the San Francisco Bay was established in 1826. Millions of Bay ferry trips still happen each year.

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Ferries are a key link for commuters and help reduce traffic congestion on the Bay Area’s major bridges.

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Barrie Rokeach

Ferries are also part of the Bay Area’s emergency network. They can transport first responders and evacuate people in the event of a regional disaster.

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Karl Nielsen

Essential workers, commuters and tourists can relax and enjoy some of the best Bay views.

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Noah Berger

Clipper® Card users get a discount on ferry fares. Tagging on and off is fast and easy!

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Noah Berger

MTC distributes funding that is used to maintain fleets, docks and infrastructure, and expand service to new terminals.

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Karl Nielsen

New terminals opened in Richmond in 2019 and Alameda in 2021. Future terminals are planned for Treasure Island, San Francisco and Redwood City.

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Noah Berger

Where will your next ferry adventure take you?