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There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Alcatraz Island by subway, ferry, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Recommended option

BART, ferry  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Embarcadero BART Station Yellow
  2. Take the ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island

$39 - $42

Cheapest option

Uber  •  20 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Alcatraz Island 15.5 miles

$23 - $30

5 alternative options

Line 292 bus, line 8 bus, ferry  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the line 292 bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Bayshore Blvd & Blanken Ave 292
  2. Take the line 8 bus from San Bruno Ave & Arleta Ave to Kearny St & North Point St 8
  3. Take the ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island

$35 - $36

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Alcatraz Island 15.5 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Alcatraz Island 15.5 miles

$1 - $3

Towncar  •  20 min

  1. Take a town car from San Francisco Airport to Alcatraz Island 15.5 miles

$95 - $140

Shuttle  •  20 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco Airport to Alcatraz Island

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Alcatraz Island is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Alcatraz Island is to taxi which costs $85 - $110 and takes 20 min.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Alcatraz Island is 15 miles. The road distance is 15.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Alcatraz Island without a car is to BART and ferry which takes 1 h 31 min and costs $39 - $42.

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It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Alcatraz Island, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Alcatraz Island is 16 miles. It takes approximately 20 min to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Alcatraz Island.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Alcatraz Island.
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  • Distance: 14.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 31 min

What companies run services between San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA and Alcatraz Island, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Alcatraz Island. However, you can take the BART to Embarcadero BART Station, take the walk to Market St & Main St, take the tram to The Embarcadero & Bay St, take the walk to San Francisco Pier 33, take the ferry to Alcatraz Island, then take the walk to Alcatraz Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Alcatraz Island via Bayshore Blvd & Blanken Ave, San Bruno Ave & Arleta Ave, Kearny St & North Point St, San Francisco Pier 33, and Alcatraz Island in around 2 h 7 min.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Embarcadero BART Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Bayshore Blvd & Blanken Ave
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Bus from San Bruno Ave & Arleta Ave to Kearny St & North Point St
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Shuttles by Jayride
Website
jayride.com
Shuttle from San Francisco Airport to Alcatraz Island
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Shuttle
$35 - $55
Ferry operators
Alcatraz Cruises
Website
alcatrazcruises.com
Ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
alcatrazcruises.com
Other operators
Private Transfers
Website
jayride.com
Towncar from San Francisco Airport to Alcatraz Island
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Private
$95 - $140
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Alcatraz Island
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$20 - $26
Assist
$23 - $30
UberX
$23 - $30
WAV
$23 - $30
UberXL
$35 - $45
Select
$50 - $70
Black
$65 - $85
Black SUV
$75 - $95
Taxi from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Alcatraz Island
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
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

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