How to get from Embarcadero to Pier 39

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Recommended option

Line 5011 Amtrak Thruway  •  11 min

  1. Take the line 5011 Amtrak Thruway from San Francisco, CA - Hyatt Regency to San Francisco - Pier 39 5011

Cheapest option

Ferry  •  20 min

  1. Take the ferry from San Francisco, CA - Ferry to San Francisco, CA - Pier 41 Shorthop / ...

$1 - $13

4 alternative options

Tram  •  12 min

  1. Take the tram from The Embarcadero & Washington St to The Embarcadero & Stockton St F / ...

$3

Taxi  •  2 min

  1. Take a taxi from Embarcadero to Pier 39 1.2 miles

$10 - $13

Walk  •  24 min

  1. Walk from Embarcadero to Pier 39 1.3 miles

Bikeshare  •  17 min

  1. Cycle from San Francisco Ferry Building (Harry Bridges Plaza) to The Embarcadero At Sansome St 4833 feet

What companies run services between Embarcadero, CA, USA and Pier 39, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a bus from Embarcadero to Pier 39 once daily, and the journey takes 9 min.

Train operators
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Tram from The Embarcadero & Washington St to The Embarcadero & Stockton St
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Bus operators
Ferry operators
Harbor Bay Ferry
Website
sanfranciscobayferry.com
Ferry from San Francisco, CA - Ferry to San Francisco, CA - Pier 41
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
sanfranciscobayferry.com
Other operators
Ford GoBike
Website
gbfs.fordgobike.com
Bike from San Francisco Ferry Building (Harry Bridges Plaza) to The Embarcadero At Sansome St
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Embarcadero to Pier 39
Ave. Duration
2 min
Estimated price
$10 - $13
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Embarcadero and Pier 39 is 2 km.

The cheapest way to get from Embarcadero to Pier 39 is to ferry which costs $1 - $13 and takes 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Embarcadero to Pier 39 is to taxi which takes 2 min and costs $10 - $13.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Francisco, CA - Hyatt Regency and arriving at San Francisco - Pier 39. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 min.

Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from San Francisco, CA - Ferry and arriving at San Francisco, CA - Pier 41. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 min.

The line 5011 Amtrak Thruway from San Francisco, CA - Hyatt Regency to San Francisco - Pier 39 takes 9 min including transfers and departs once daily.