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The Jack London Square Ferry

outdoor ferry docking station with red "ferry" sign on jack London square

Loacted at the foot of Clay Street in Jack London Square, the Oakland Ferry Terminal provides daily, year-round service to downtown San Francisco and Alameda. Here’s the need to know about this popular ferry terminal.

Ferry Schedule & Destinations
Part of the ferry's Oakland and Alameda route, the ferry at Jack London Square offers convenient daily service between:

  • Downtown San Francisco
  • Oakland Jack London Square
  • Main Street Alameda

Transit time is approximately 15 - 25 minutes, depending on your direction of travel. View the full schedule and fares at the San Francisco Bay Ferry’s website.

Getting There & Parking
If you’re visiting from further away, you can access Jack London Square by Amtrak, the BART, bike, and car.

If you're driving and wondering where you can park, these are some of great options to explore:

Nearby Dining & Restaurants
Some convenient places to eat within walking distance of the ferry:

  • Bicycle Coffee - delicious sustainable coffee, pastries, and supplies
  • Plank - waterfront restaurant with delicious cuisine and lively ambiance
  • Farmhouse Thai - authentic Thai cuisine crafted from locally-sourced ingredients
  • Heinhold's First & Last Chance Saloon - historic hangout with old-world hospitality and finely crafted cocktails
  • Yoshi's - Japanese fare and live music in a relaxed setting
  • Left Bank Brasserie - popular locally owned chain with French cuisine and chic ambiance
  • Buttercup - local diner serving classic American breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Beyond The Terminal
Jack London Square is a vibrant gem on the Oakland waterfront that’s deserving of a dedicated visit, complete with everything from historic saloons to produce markets. This is an ideal place to spend a beautiful day on the Bay, with canoe and kayak rentals or a visit to Township Commons, a stunning waterfront park. For the history buffs, Jack London Square is a goldmine. Named after the author Jack London, a Californian who’s best known for his book “The Call of the Wild and White Fang,” the eponymous square is home to London’s cabin from the gold rush days.

Jack London Square Apartments
While you’re at it, come visit us at Fourth Street East! We're only a 15-minute walk or 5-minute bike ride from the Oakland Ferry Terminal.

We accept walk-ins or you can schedule a visit with our leasing professionals. Contact our office for more information about our modern new luxury apartments in Oakland. We can’t wait to show you around.