Visiting the Ferry Building
The Ferry Building is located along the Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street and is accessible by MUNI, BART, and ferry. The historic trolley cars (F Line Market) stop directly in front of the Ferry Building.
The Ferry Building Marketplace is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For more information, read our FAQs.
FERRY BUILDING WALKING TOURS
San Francisco City Guides, a local, non-profit volunteer organization currently offers regular walking tours on Saturdays and Tuesdays.
For more information, please visit www.sfcityguides.org
Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday to Sunday, 7:00am to 8:00pm
Hours for individual businesses vary.
Please visit each merchant’s page for specific hours.
Under the provisions of the California Health and Safety Code, “customers shall not bring any live animals into any food facility.” We ask you to respectfully comply by not bringing your dog or other pets to the Ferry Building Marketplace or the Farmers Market. Exceptions: Guide Dog for the Blind, Signal Dog for the Deaf and/or Service Dog for the Disabled.
Driving & Parking*
The Ferry Building is easy to get to from anywhere in Bay Area. For detailed driving directions, visit Google Maps. There are a number of affordable parking options within a couple blocks of the Ferry Building.
Validated rates: Validations available with purchase at Ferry Building Shops or Farmers Market Info Booth.
Golden Gateway Garage at Clay Street
- $7 per hour Monday to Friday
- $20 Flat Rate Monday to Friday by 9:30am
- $8 all day Sat & Sun
- $5 per hour
Bicycle Share pick-up and drop-off station and motorcycle parking
Bicycle and Scooter parking
There are two spots just south and north of the Ferry Building, along northbound Embarcadero.
*Please visit individual parking vendors for accurate, updated rates.
PUBLIC TRANSIT & BICYCLES
PUBLIC TRANSIT & BICYCLES
You can reach the Ferry Building by several ferry lines, all San Francisco BART lines, many MUNI lines, the F Market Streetcar, and the California Street Cable Car line. From the Peninsula, ride Caltrain and connect with Muni’s N-Judah. Find Bay Area transit information, maps, and schedules at www.transit.511.org.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
Exit at the Embarcadero stop, just one block away.
SF Municipal Railway (MUNI)
Buses, trains, and streetcars all stop at or near the Ferry Building. Plan your trip at www.transit.511.org.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes we do. It is in our Office Lobby located on the first floor, on the Embarcadero side of the building, between the historic stairs and the North Arcade shops.
The direct phone number for our Lost & Found is 415-983-8007.
We hope you find what you are looking for.
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, Mondays through Fridays; open at 9am and close at 6pm on Saturdays; and open at 11am and close at 5pm on Sundays.
Please check the individual merchant listings for specific times, days and phone numbers.
San Francisco, California
Hours of operation are:
Tuesday, 10:00am – 2:00pm (year round)
Thursday, 10:00am – 2:00pm (year round)
Saturday, 8:00am – 2:00pm (year round)
The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a California Certified Farmers Market operated by the nonprofit Foodwise. Foodwise’s goals include increasing fresh food access for the Bay Area community and supporting equity for small sustainable farms and diverse food entrepreneurs. The farmers market supports the livelihoods of about 70 Califonia family farms and 30 Bay Area food makers.
We highly recommend the elegant Hotel Vitale, right across the street from us, on the corner of The Embarcadero and Mission streets. They have beautiful rooms, a world class spa, and breathtaking views from their balconies facing the bay.
Dogs are not allowed in the building, it’s the law.
Service animals are welcome; pets and comfort animals are not allowed. Under the provisions of the California Health and Safety Code, it is stated that “customers shall not bring any live animals into any food facility”. We ask you to respectfully comply by not bringing your dog or other pets to the Ferry Building Marketplace or CUESA‘s Farmers Markets located outside on the Ferry Building. Service animals are the exception and are welcome.