Getting Around the Port

Getting around the waterfront is simple and fun. The waterfront is easy to walk and there are plenty of places to shop, take a break or catch another mode of transit. There are a variety of convenient transit options to explore the Port. 

The Port waterfront has several historic piers and a simple way to navigate them. Odd-numbered piers are on the north side of the Ferry Building. Even-numbered piers are on the south side of the Ferry Building.  

Visiting Port Offices

The Port of San Francisco main office is at Pier 1 on The Embarcadero at Washington Street. Pier 1 is accessible on foot and bicycle. The nearest transit stop is F Historic streetcar at The Embarcadero/Washington. There is on-street metered parking along The Embarcadero. There is a paid parking lot across the street from Pier 1.

Directions to South Beach Harbor

Ferry passengers at Gate B


Ferries are a comfortable and fun way to get to work or visit the city for a day. Ferries travel from the Port to Treasure Island, the East Bay, North Bay and the peninsula.

Ferry gates are located behind the Ferry Building. Find schedules and ticket costs on the ferry provider's website.  

Take the ferry to discover new locations across the Bay.

T Third streetcar at Oracle Park


Muni streetcars and buses can get you across the city and around the waterfront. Ride historic streetcars from the Ferry Building to Fisherman's Wharf. The T Third line goes from Embarcadero Station to Oracle Park and Islais Creek.

Plan your trip on SFMTA's website



Biking and Pedicabs

Bicycles are a great way to see the whole waterfront. Rent a Bay Wheels bike found on the waterfront for quick trips. More rentals available at Fisherman's Wharf, Ferry Building and Pier 40. Hail a pedicab on the Embarcadero for a no-effort ride across the waterfront.  

Water Taxis berthed at Pier 1 1/2

Water Taxi

Tour the Port on a Water Taxi. The water taxi makes stops between Pier 1 1/2 and Hyde Street Harbor near Fisherman's Wharf. Spot taxi stops by looking for yellow checkered taxi signs.

Visit San Francisco Water Taxi for a map and costs. 

Driving and Parking

If you need to drive, there are parking lots and garages near and on the Port. Metered street parking is available across the waterfront. Check the current meter rates. Find available parking garages and spaces on or near the waterfront.  

The SFMTA enforces parking regulations across the Port. Pay tickets and citations online through the SFMTA website. Visit SFMTA's Towed Vehicles or call 415.865.8200 if your vehicle was towed.

Visit Cruise for information about long-term parking.