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 BART Station 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 and Tiburon 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 System Maps (PDFs)  
    San Francisco Marin County
    Sonoma County East Bay
    Fare Zones  
  Golden Gate Transit Detail Maps (PDFs)  
    Downtown San Francisco (Civic Center/Financial District) San Francisco Transbay Terminal (links to TJPA)
    San Rafael Transit Center  
  Golden Gate Ferry Maps (PDFs)
    Larkspur Ferry Terminal Larkspur Ferry Terminal - Transit/Bike/Hike Info
    San Francisco Ferry Terminal Sausalito Ferry Landing
    Tiburon Ferry Landing  
  Golden Gate Bridge Maps

Toll Plaza Area, Including Parking Lots and Bus Stops (PDF)

Tourist Destinations Accessible by Bus (PDF)
    Trails in the Presidio (links to Presidio Trust website)
    Presidio Maps - Parking, Bike, Trail, Overlook, Transit (links to Presidio Trust website)
  Marin Transit Maps (links to Marin Transit website)  
    Local Service Supplemental School Service
    West Marin Stagecoach  



» 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 30, 40, 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, 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, 23, 23X, 29, 35, 36, and 71X under contract with Marin Transit. Other contractors operate local services, including community shuttles, supplemental service on school days, and West Marin service. Marin Transit determines the level of all local services and the fares for most services. Visit for schedules and maps or contact Marin Transit at or 415/226-0855 or 415/499-6172 (TDD).

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, Tiburon (weekdays only), and 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. Sausalito Ferry operates a peak-season schedule from about mid June to late September every year.

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.




Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
Veterans Day (observed), Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017
Day After Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017

Larkspur & Sausalito: Reduced Service

Tiburon: NO Service
(Ride Blue & Gold)


  • NO commute buses will operate (ie, Routes 2, 4, 8, 18, ...)
  • Marin Local routes will operate Holiday service
  • Basic service routes (Routes 30, 40, 70, 101) will operate Sunday/Holiday service
Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017
Christmas week, Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 26-29, 2017


New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

Expanded Holiday

Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018

Larkspur & Sausalito: Holiday

Tiburon: NO Service
(Ride Blue & Gold)

Cesar Chavez Day, Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018
Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018

Larkspur & Sausalito: Holiday

Tiburon: NO Service
(Ride Blue & Gold)

Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Larkspur & Sausalito: Holiday

Tiburon: NO Service
(Ride Blue & Gold)

Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018

Larkspur & Sausalito: Holiday

Tiburon: NO Service
(Ride Blue & Gold)


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