Sausalito Ferry

Schedule for Fisherman's Wharf & Pier 41 Routes

Discover tips for taking the Sausalito Ferry, one of the most popular San Francisco ferries. Find info including the Sausalito ferry schedule for routes to and from Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 41.

It runs several times a day across the bay. It's a great way to check out this small waterfront town for an hour or two or even spend the night. The terminal drops off in the heart of the action in Sausalito, so you won't need a car when you arrive.

Also, this is the ferry you will use to pick up the shuttle to Muir Woods.

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Sausalito Ferry Schedule: Blue and Gold Fleet

There are two Sausalito ferries to and from San Francisco. The first one is run by the Blue and Gold Fleet and picks up ferry passengers at Pier 41 in Fisherman's Wharf near the famed Pier 39.

The Sausalito ferry schedule for Blue and Gold varies by season. Below, you will find the upcoming schedules based on those specific times of the year.

June 4 to August 26, 2018

This is their schedule for June through August.

June 4 to August 26, 2018
Weekdays: Monday to Friday

Depart Pier 41 Arrive Sausalito Departs Sausalito Arrive Pier 41
10:55am 11:25am 11:35am 12:05am
12:25pm 12:55pm 1:10pm 1:45pm
2:00pm 2:25pm 2:40pm 3:10pm
3:20pm 3:45pm 4:00pm 4:25pm
4:45pm 5:10pm 5:25pm 5:55pm
6:15pm 6:40pm 6:55pm 7:45pm
8:20pm 9:00pm 9:10pm 10:05pm


June 4 to August 26, 2018
Weekends & Holidays
Depart Pier 41 Arrive Sausalito Departs Sausalito Arrive Pier 41
10:55am 11:25am 11:35am 12:05am
12:25pm 12:55pm 1:10pm 1:40pm
2:10pm 2:35pm 2:50pm 3:20pm
--- --- 5:00pm 5:25pm
3:50pm 4:20pm 4:35pm 5:30pm
5:40pm 6:10pm 6:25pm 6:50pm
5:55pm 6:50pm 7:00pm 7:30pm
8:20pm 9:00pm 9:10pm 10:05pm

January to April

Here is the typical Sausalito ferry schedule for the Blue and Gold Fleet for January to April.

Weekdays: Monday to Friday
January - April
Depart Pier 41 Arrive Sausalito Departs Sausalito Arrive Pier 41
11:20am 12:25pm 12:40pm 1:05pm
1:15pm 2:20pm 2:30pm 2:55pm
3:05pm 4:10pm 4:20pm 4:45pm
4:55pm 5:25pm 5:35pm 6:26pm


Weekends & Holidays
January - April
Depart Pier 41 Arrive Sausalito Departs Sausalito Arrive Pier 41
11:10am 11:40pm 11:50pm 12:55pm
1:05pm 1:35pm 1:45pm 2:35pm
2:15pm 2:45pm 2:55pm 3:45pm
3:35pm 4:45pm 4:55pm 5:25pm
4:50pm 5:40pm 5:50pm 6:20pm
6:30pm 7:20pm 7:30pm 7:55pm

April to Early June

This is their schedule for April to early June.

April to Early June
Weekdays: Monday to Friday

Depart Pier 41 Arrive Sausalito Departs Sausalito Arrive Pier 41
10:55 am 11:25 am 11:35 am 12:05 pm
12:15 pm 12:45 pm 12:55 pm 1:25 pm
1:35 pm 2:05 pm 2:10 pm 2:40 pm
2:45 pm 3:35 pm 3:45 pm 4:15 pm
4:45 pm 5:25 pm 5:35 pm 6:05 pm
6:15 pm 6:45 pm 6:55 pm 7:25 pm
-- 8:10 pm 8:20 pm 8:35 pm


April to Early June
Weekends & Holidays
Depart Pier 41 Arrive Sausalito Departs Sausalito Arrive Pier 41
11:00 am 11:25 am 11:35 am 12:05 pm
12:20 pm 12:50 pm 12:55 pm 1:25 pm
2:20 pm 2:50 pm 3:05 pm 3:40 pm
3:50 pm 4:20 pm 4:35 pm 5:30 pm
--- 4:40 pm 4:55 pm 5:30 pm
5:40 pm 6:10 pm 6:20 pm 7:15 pm
7:25 pm 7:55 pm 8:00 pm 8:45 pm

Late October to January

Here is the typical Sausalito schedule for the Blue and Gold Fleet for late October to January.

Weekdays: Monday to Friday
October - January
Depart Pier 41 Arrive Sausalito Departs Sausalito Arrive Pier 41
11:00am 11:25am 11:35am 12:15pm
12:20pm 12:45pm 12:55pm 1:45pm
1:50pm 2:15pm 2:20pm 3:15pm
3:10pm 3:40pm 3:45pm 4:10pm
-- 8:10pm* 8:15pm* 8:40pm*


Weekends & Holidays
October - January
Depart Pier 41 Arrive Sausalito Departs Sausalito Arrive Pier 41
9:45am 10:45am 10:55am 11:20pm
11:35am 12:00pm 12:10pm 1:05pm
2:05pm 2:50pm 3:00pm 3:25pm
3:35pm 4:45pm 4:55pm 5:20pm
5:30pm* 5:55pm* 6:05pm* 6:55pm*

This one takes about 30 minutes to cross the bay. It drops off just a few minute’s walk away from the shopping and restaurants in downtown.

The weekday Sausalito ferries take a little longer as they will stop a few times along the way. Most of them will take about an hour, so grab your cameras to take some great photos as you cruise to a few different places before you arrive at your destination.

The cost is $12.50 per adult, one way. The cost is $7.50 one way for both seniors and children ages 5 – 11.

If you decide to stay the night, you can take a boat back the next day. Your other option for getting back to San Francisco is to take a bus back. They run a little later than the ferries, so it gives you a little more time if you want to stay a little longer.

You can now book your tickets to this SF ferry online in advance of your trip.

Click here for a full list of attractions and things to do in Sausalito.

Sausalito Ferry Schedule: Golden Gate

The second Sausalito Ferry is operated by Golden Gate. This one picks up and drops off passengers at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. This building is located on the Embarcadero near downtown San Francisco.

Here is the typical winter schedule.

Weekdays: Monday to Friday
January to March

Depart Sausalito Arrive SF Ferry Building Depart SF Ferry Building Arrive Sausalito
7:10am 7:35am 7:40am 8:10am
8:15am 8:45am 10:00am 10:30am
10:55am 11:25am 11:35am 12:05pm
12:15pm 12:45pm 12:55pm 1:25pm
1:55pm 2:25pm 2:35pm 3:05pm
3:15pm 3:45pm 4:00pm 4:30pm
4:45pm 5:15pm 5:30pm 6:00pm
6:10pm 6:35pm 6:45pm 7:10pm
7:20pm 7:50pm 7:55pm 8:20pm

Weekends & Holidays
January to March
Depart Sausalito Arrive SF Ferry Building Depart SF Ferry Building Arrive Sausalito
--- --- 10:40am 11:10am
11:20am 11:50am 12:00pm 12:30pm
12:45pm 1:15pm 1:25pm 1:55pm
2:10pm 2:40pm 2:50pm 3:20pm
3:50pm 4:20pm 4:40pm 5:10pm
--- --- 6:00pm 6:30pm
5:35pm 6:05pm --- ---
6:45pm 7:15pm --- ---

Here is the schedule for June - September.

Weekdays: Monday to Friday
June - September
Depart Sausalito Arrive SF Ferry Building Depart SF Ferry Building Arrive Sausalito
7:10 am 7:35 am 7:40 am 8:10 am
8:15 am 8:45 am 10:00 am 10:30 am
10:55 am 11:25 am 11:35 am 12:05 pm
12:15 pm 12:45 pm 12:55 pm 1:25 pm
1:55 pm 2:25 pm 2:35 pm 3:05 pm
3:15 pm 3:45 pm 4:00 pm 4:30 pm
4:45 pm 5:15 pm 5:30 pm 6:00 pm
6:10 pm 6:35 pm 6:45 pm 7:10 pm
7:20 pm 7:50 pm 7:55 pm 8:20 pm

Weekends & Holidays
June - September
Depart Sausalito Arrive SF Ferry Building Depart SF Ferry Building Arrive Sausalito
--- --- 10:40 am 11:10 pm
11:20 am 11:50 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm
12:45 pm 1:15 pm 1:25 pm 1:55 pm
2:10 pm 2:40 pm 2:50 pm 3:20 pm
3:50 pm 4:20 pm 4:40 pm 5:10 pm
--- --- 6:00 pm 6:30 pm
5:35 pm 6:05 pm --- ---
6:45 pm 7:15 pm --- ---

Here is the typical schedule for September - December.

Weekdays: Monday to Friday
End of September - December
Depart Sausalito Arrive SF Ferry Building Depart SF Ferry Building Arrive Sausalito
7:10am 7:35am 7:40am 8:10am
8:20am 8:45am 10:00am 10:30am
10:55am 11:25am 11:35am 12:05pm
12:15pm 12:45pm 12:55pm 1:25pm
1:55pm 2:25pm 2:35pm 3:05pm
3:20pm 3:50pm 4:00pm 4:30pm
4:45pm 5:15pm 5:30pm 6:00pm
6:10pm 6:35pm 6:45pm 7:10pm
7:20pm 7:50pm 7:55pm 8:20pm

Weekends & Holidays
End of September - December
Depart Sausalito Arrive SF Ferry Building Depart SF Ferry Building Arrive Sausalito
--- --- 10:40am 11:10am
11:20am 11:50am 12:00pm 12:30pm
12:45pm 1:15pm 1:25pm 1:55pm
2:10pm 2:40pm 2:50pm 3:20pm
3:50pm 4:20pm 4:40pm 5:10pm
--- --- 6:00pm 6:30pm
5:35pm 6:05pm --- ---
6:45pm 7:15pm --- ---

This is the typical schedule for April - early June.

Weekdays: Monday to Friday
April - June
Depart Sausalito Arrive SF Ferry Building Depart SF Ferry Building Arrive Sausalito
7:10 am 7:35 am 7:40 am 8:10 am
8:20 am 8:45 am 10:00 am 10:30 am
10:55 am 11:25 am 11:35 am 12:05 pm
12:15 pm 12:45 pm 12:55 pm 1:25 pm
1:55 pm 2:25 pm 2:35 pm 3:05 pm
3:20 pm 3:50 pm 4:00 pm 4:30 pm
4:45 pm 5:15 pm 5:30 pm 6:00 pm
6:10 pm 6:35 pm 6:45 pm 7:10 pm
7:20 pm 7:50 pm 7:55 pm 8:20 pm

Weekends & Holidays
April - June
Depart Sausalito Arrive SF Ferry Building Depart SF Ferry Building Arrive Sausalito
--- --- 10:40 am 11:10 am
11:20 am 11:50 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm
12:45 pm 1:15 pm 1:25 pm 1:55 pm
2:10 pm 2:40 pm 2:50 pm 3:20 pm
3:50 pm 4:20 pm 4:40 pm 5:10 pm
5:35 pm 6:05 pm 6:00 pm 6:30 pm
6:45 pm 7:15 pm --- ---

The cost for this one is $12.00 per adult for a one way ticket. It is $6.00 for Children ages 6 – 10, Seniors and Disabled customers per person for a one way ticket. The ride is free for children 5 and under.

This one takes about 30 minutes for a one way trip. It also drops off near the shops and restaurants in downtown. They are only a quick 5 minute walk away.

You can also do a round trip ticket with this one, stay the night or take a bus back to the city. There are a number of options, so you won’t get stuck away from the city if that is where you are staying and you miss the last ride out.

Here are a few hotel recommendations for Sausalito if you decide to stay overnight.

Tips for Taking the Sausalito Ferry

The schedule changes at times, so I’d highly recommend that you check out the latest schedule when booking your ticket. You can either book your ticket online through the Blue and Gold Fleet or Golden Gate. You can also buy a ticket when you arrive.

If you buy your ticket online, make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes before departure. The time on your ticket is the time it pulls away from the dock, so if you arrive right on time, you still might miss your ride. Leave plenty of time to get there before it departs.

Also, it is pretty chilly along the bay as you are traveling on the Sausalito ferry from San Francisco. You aren't guaranteed a spot inside, so make sure you bring a few layers of clothes to stay warm. It is also fun to sit outside as you get a better view of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Terminal in Sausalito

Once you arrive in Sausalito, they will drop you off at Gabrielson Park. This is on the northern side of downtown.

On the map below, you can see both the terminal drop off and downtown.

Map Sausalito Ferry Terminal

Once you walk off the boat, you will start to see restaurants and shops right away. Continue to head left and you'll eventually make your way to Bridgeway (the large orange road on the map above). The is the main street that runs through downtown Sausalito.

Sausalito Ferry to Muir Woods Shuttle

The Sausalito ferry is the one you will take when you want to visit Muir Woods on the shuttle. You are now required to book a reservation for the shuttle, so make sure to visit their online system and book your seat before you arrive.

The cost for the shuttle per person is $3 for adults and free for kids 15 and under. You will also need to pay for admission into Muir Woods when you arrive.

The Muir Woods shuttle stop near the Sausalito ferry is about 3 blocks away. You will find it on the corner of Bay & Bridgeway. You must also arrive at least 15 minutes before the shuttle is set to depart.

They have it timed out pretty well, but you will need to watch the time and make sure to arrive for the shuttle time on your tickets.

Hotels Near the Sausalito Ferry

This cute town is a perfect get away. Whether you plan to stay just a night or a week, you will find several hotels right near the Sausalito Ferry. Here are just a few of my favorites.

Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa: Just a couple of blocks away, this elegant hotel is set inside a 1885 mansion. It's also right on Bridgeway, so you are in the heart of all the restaurants, shops and nightlife. Check guest reviews and prices on Booking.com.

Hotel Sausalito: This hotel is only a couple of blocks from the terminal. It's a bit more affordable and one of the top rated options in Sausalito. You will find it at 16 El Portal. Find recent reviews and pricing on TripAdvisor.com.

The Gables Inn: Another popular option just a couple of blocks away is this quaint hotel at 62 Princess St. Inside, you will find exceptional rooms. They also offer a continental breakfast and an evening wine and cheese reception. Find recent reviews and more details on Booking.com.

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