There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Alcatraz Island by subway, ferry, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

BART, ferry  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport to Montgomery St. Antioch - SFIA/Millbrae
  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

$25 - $35

6 alternative options

Line 398 bus, ferry  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the line 398 bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Mission St & 2nd St 398
  2. Take the ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island

$36

Line 292 bus, line 8 bus, ferry  •  2 h 6 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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It takes approximately 1 h 30 min to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Alcatraz Island, including transfers.

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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 30 min and costs $39 - $42.

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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 30 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, 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 Mission St & 2nd St, Kearny St & Geary St, Kearny St & North Point St, San Francisco Pier 33, and Alcatraz Island in around 1 h 57 min.

Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport to Montgomery St.
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Mission St & 2nd St
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Bayshore Blvd & Blanken Ave
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
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
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
$25 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$25 - $35
UberX
$25 - $35
WAV
$25 - $35
UberXL
$35 - $50
Select
$50 - $65
Black
$65 - $90
Black SUV
$75 - $100
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
Jayride
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from San Francisco Airport to Alcatraz Island
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Shuttle from San Francisco Airport to Alcatraz Island
Estimated price
$35 - $55

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