SF Ferry Building

Visiting the Ferry Building



The Ferry Building Marketplace is located along the Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street. It is the center of a transit hub that connects all of San Francisco’s neighborhoods and the surrounding bay communities. The marketplace is accessible by MUNI, BART and Ferry Boat. The historic trolley cars (Line F Market) stop directly in front of the Ferry Building.

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General Hours

Monday-Friday 10am – 7pm

Saturday 8am – 6pm

Sunday 11am – 5pm

Hours for individual businesses may vary.
Please check merchant’s page for specific hours.


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Transportation & Parking

Getting to the Ferry Building is easy. For more information and directions, visit our parking and transportation page.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the hours of the Ferry Building Marketplace?
  • The building opens at 7am and closes at 10pm, but the shops in the marketplace have their own hours. There are over 50 shops and the hours vary, but generally they open at 10am and close at 7pm, Monday – Friday; 9am – 6pm, Saturday; and 11am – 5pm, Sunday.

    Please check the individual merchant listings for specific times, days and phone numbers.

  • Where do you park when visiting the Ferry Building?
  • Preferred parking location for the Ferry Building is at the Washington & Embarcadero Lot. Additional public parking can be found in lots along the Embarcadero and open, metered street parking.

  • Where is handicapped parking and access located?
  • Handicapped parking is located in the parking lots that serve the Ferry Building. For easy access, customers may also drop off handicapped passengers directly in front of the building along the two curb-cuts, and then park the in the approved lots to avoid being towed at the owners’ expense. For details, view the parking and transportation page.

  • Are there bike racks at the Ferry Building?
  • There are three sets of bike racks at both the north and south ends of the building outside on the back plaza.
    The Ferry Building accepts no responsibility for bikes left at any of the racks.

Upcoming Events at the Ferry Building

october, 2016

tue25oct10:00 am- 2:00 pmTuesday Farmers Market10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Event Details

Nourish yourself with the best seasonal fruits and vegetables at this vibrant weekday farmers market. Located in front of the historic Ferry Building, our Tuesday farmers market is an excellent way for you to fill your home with the finest farm products around. Make the market part of your weekly routine—come for lunch and take home dinner!


(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

thu27oct10:00 am- 2:00 pmThursday Farmers Market10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Event Details

The Thursday farmers market offers seasonal produce favorites and a wide array of street food. See this week’s Thursday Market Specials »


(Thursday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

sat29oct10:30 am- 11:15 amJohn Griffiths, Bluestem Brasserie10:30 am - 11:15 am San Francisco, California 94111One Ferry Building

Event Details

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. This demo will highlight an artisan producer who sells in our market.

Chef John Griffiths’ earliest food memories are of his Southern grandmother’s cooking in his childhood.  The pleasure of delicious slow-cooked collards with bacon and fruit cobblers inspired his evolving career behind the stove. One of Griffiths’ more formative professional periods began while working with James Beard award winning chef Takashi Yagahashi at Tribute Restaurant in Michigan.  He subsequently made the acquaintance of Larry Forgione while working as the Executive Chef at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club, and they forged a relationship that culminated in the 2004 opening of Forgione’s legendary An American Place in St. Louis with Chef Griffiths at the helm.

Chef Griffiths has diversified his career in the years since 2007, leading a restaurant consultancy firm, acting as executive chef for Bon Appetit at Washington University, and reimagining a modern, season-forward Italian restaurant. In early 2013, he succumbed to the natural beauty, superior weather, and incomparable produce of California, and he moved to Sacramento to lead The Kitchen Restaurant.  Griffiths moved to the Bay Area in late 2014 to join the team at The Advocate in Berkeley as the opening executive chef. In March of 2016, Chef Griffiths joined the team at Bluestem Brasserie as Executive Chef, where he now oversees the seasonally evolving menu and whole-animal butchery practices.

All demos take place in the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in front of the Ferry Building) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.


(Saturday) 10:30 am - 11:15 am


One Ferry Building

San Francisco, California 94111



sat29oct8:00 am- 2:00 pmSaturday Farmers Market8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Event Details

Our largest farmers market surrounds the Ferry Building every Saturday, offering a wide variety of produce, fine food craft products, delicious baked goods, and plenty of breakfast and lunch options. In addition to shopping and eating, you can visit the CUESA Classroom for Market to Table Demos by local chefs starting at 10:30 am. Look for food-related educational activities for the whole family at the Food Shed in front of the CUESA Classroom.


(Saturday) 8:00 am - 2:00 pm