Golden Gate Bus & Ferry Services



» Golden Gate Transit Service Area

Golden Gate Transit (GGT) provides regional fixed-route bus service in San Francisco, and in Marin and Sonoma counties. Bus service is also available between San Rafael in central Marin and the El Cerrito del Norte and Richmond BART Stations in western Contra Costa County. Local bus service is provided within Marin County under contract with Marin Transit.


»Golden Gate Ferry Service Area

Golden Gate Ferry (GGF) operates frequent ferry service between San Francisco and Larkspur in central Marin County, and between San Francisco and Sausalito in southern Marin County. Extra service is also offered from Larkspur to AT&T Park for Giants home games and other sporting and music events. 



The following maps are available:


  Golden Gate Transit Maps (PDFs)  
    Transit Fare Zones Sonoma County System Map
    San Rafael Transit Center San Francisco Civic Center/Mission Street Map
    San Francisco System Map Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Service Map
    San Francisco Financial District Map Strawberry (Reed & Belvedere) Map
    Marin County Supplemental Service Routes West Marin Stagecoach Map (links to Marin Transit)
    Downtown Tiburon (Ferry Terminal) Map San Francisco Transbay Terminal (links to TJPA)
    Marin County System Map  
  Golden Gate Transit Facility Maps (NOTE: these are GGT's bus lots and not passenger terminals or bus stops, with the exception of Santa Rosa. Use system maps above for bus stop locations. All links below go to Google Maps.)

San Rafael Bus Facility

Santa Rosa Bus Facility and Park & Ride Lot
    Novato Bus Facility San Francisco Bus Facility
  Golden Gate Ferry Maps (PDFs)
    Larkspur Ferry Terminal Map Larkspur Ferry Terminal-Transit/Bike/Hike Info
    Larkspur Ferry Terminal-Parking Options Sausalito Ferry Landing Map
    San Francisco Ferry Terminal Map Tiburon Ferry Terminal Map
  Golden Gate Bridge Maps (PDFs)

Toll Plaza Area, Including Parking Lots and Bus Stops

    Trails and Overlooks in the Presidio (links to Presidio Trust website)
    Presidio Maps - Parking, Bike, Trail, Overlookm Transit (links to Presidio Trust website)



» Types of Service - Golden Gate Transit and Golden Gate Ferry

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which provides that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in the provision of public transit services. For more information on the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District’s civil rights programs, or for information on procedures to file a complaint or obtain information in another language, visit the District's Title VI Policy page.

Golden Gate Transit operates regional bus service between San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, and Contra Costa counties. The District sets most service levels and fares. Service is divided into Basic and Commute routes:

  • Basic Service: Basic service bus routes provide daily service throughout the day and evening between San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma and Contra Costa counties. Basic service includes Routes 10, 40, 42, 70, and 101.


  • Commute Service: Commute bus routes provide commute period service, mornings and evenings, Monday through Friday, except holidays, between San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma counties. Commute service includes Routes 2, 4, 8, 18, 24, 25, 27, 31, 37, 38, 44, 54, 56, 58, 72, 72X, 74, 76, 92, 93, 97, and 101X.

Local Bus Service is service within a single county and usually operates daily.

  • Local bus travel within San Francisco on GGT is permitted to or from the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio only at bus stops located at the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza and on Richardson Ave at Francisco St.
  • Local Bus Service within Marin County is operated daily, with limited weekend service on certain routes. GGT operates local Routes 17, 22, 23, 29, 35, 36, 45, 45K, 49, and 71 under contract with Marin Transit. Other contractors operate local services, including Community Shuttle Routes 219, 228, 233, 251, 257, and 259, and West Marin Stagecoach Routes 61, 65, 66, 66, and 68. Marin Transit determines the level of these local services and the fares for most services. Contact Marin Transit at or 415/226-0855 or 415/499-6172 (TDD).
  • Supplemental Local Service within Marin County provides limited service on school days. Marin Transit contracts with other operators for service on Routes 113, 115, 117, 119, 122, 125, 139, 145, 151, and 154.

Paratransit Service: GGT provides intercounty (across county lines) paratransit service through most of GGT's service area. This service is operated by Whistlestop Wheels and complements GGT's regular intercounty non-commute, off-peak bus service. Whistlestop Wheels also provides local paratransit service within Marin County on behalf of Marin Transit. Details can be found in our Paratransit Rider's Guide.

Visit the Marin Access website for more information.

»Types of Service - Golden Gate Ferry

Golden Gate Ferry (GGF) operates daily service (except New Year's, Thanksgiving, and Christmas days) between Sausalito or Larkspur in Marin County and San Francisco, at varying intervals of 15 to 120 minutes, depending on the time of the day, day of the week, and season. Larkspur Ferry operates a summer schedule annually from about April 1 to September 30 and a winter schedule annually from about October 1 to March 31.

Special Services: GGF operates special ferry service to San Francisco Giants home games at AT&T Park, various concerts and events, and the annual Bay to Breakers footrace in May.


» Days of Service - Golden Gate Transit and Golden Gate Ferry

Golden Gate Transit bus services operate daily, with reduced service on weekends and on certain holidays.

Golden Gate Ferry provides weekday service with reduced service on weekends and specific holidays. Ferries do NOT operate on New Year's, Thanksgiving, and Christmas days.


» Customer Service Center (511/TDD 711)

The Golden Gate Customer Service Center is located at the San Rafael Transit Center (3rd & Hetherton Streets). It's our hub of personnel trained in assisting customers with trip planning, lost and found, and general information. Assistance is available in over 150 languages.

Hours of operation are 7am to 6pm on weekdays. The Center is closed on weekends and on New Year's, Presidents', Memorial, Independence, Labor, Thanksgiving, and Christmas days. To reach our Customer Service Center by phone, call 511/TDD 711 and say "Golden Gate Transit," then "operator" to bypass recorded messages.




Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, 2015
Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015
Day After Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015


Larkspur - Reduced Holiday

Sausalito - Reduced Holiday 

Modified Weekday

  • NO commute buses will operate (ie, Routes 2, 4, 8, 18, ...)
  • Marin Local routes will operate Weekday service
  • Basic service routes (Routes 10, 40, 42, 70, 101) will operate Weekday service
Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015

Larkspur - Reduced Holiday

Sausalito - Holiday

Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25, 2015
New Year’s Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

Larkspur - Reduced Holiday

Sausalito - Holiday

New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

Larkspur - Expanded Holiday

Sausalito - Holiday 

Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016
Cesar Chavez Day, Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016
Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016
Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2016

Golden Gate Customer Service Center

LOCATION: San Rafael Transit Center (Platform D), 3rd & Hetherton Streets

HOURS: Mondays-Fridays: 7am - 6pm; Closed Weekends

Christmas Eve: 7am-11am & 1pm-5pm

CLOSED: New Year’s, Presidents’, Memorial, Independence, Labor, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Days