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Ferry Building

Ferry Building
Built in 1898, the historic Ferry Building survived San Francisco's great quake of 1906 and the Loma Prieta quake of 1989. The Ferry Building is located along the Embarcadero, at the foot of Market Street.

Google Map of the Ferry Building

Today, the area is bustling with locals and tourists alike — people come here to see the Ferry Building and it's famous Clock Tower, for Ferry Service to and from the East Bay and North Bay, to visit the Marketplace Shops & Restaurants, and to browse the Farmers Markets. The outdoor plaza area, overlooking SF Bay, is also a popular venue for ongoing city events.

Ferry Building Clock Tower
During the day, the Ferry Building's famous clock tower chimes on the hour and half-hour.

Ferry Service
The Ferry Building is one of the city's central areas for Ferry Service (to and from the East Bay and North Bay):

East Bay Ferries
(Alameda & Oakland)

Golden Gate Ferries
(Sausalito & Larkspur)

Marketplace Shops & Restaurants
The Ferry Building Marketplace is located within the historic Ferry Building — the spacious indoor area has a variety of fun cafes, restaurants and specialty shops. It's a great place to hang-out and relax, meet friends, shop and people-watch. Free Cooking Demos are also offered to the public.


Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
The Marketplace is especially fun on Saturdays when the Farmers Market is in full swing — the year-round market is one of the best places in the city to shop for organic produce and artisan specialties... not to mention all the outdoor international food vendors where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch on-the-go.

Buy organic produce at Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market in San Francisco, California

Fun Waterfront Event Locations
The Ferry Building offers a unique backdrop to venues on the Ferry Plaza. Space can accommodate up to 400 guests for seated dinners and up to 500 for cocktail receptions.

Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco, CA


Ferry Building
Ferry Building main page
Marketplace Shops & Restaurants
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Enjoy a FUN Day Out at Ferry Building Marketplace, overlooking SF Bay, San Francisco, CA

View of Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, overlooking Embarcadero, San Francisco

Free Ferry Building
Walking Tours

S.F. City Guides
San Francisco City Guides offer Free Ferry Building Walking Tours — starting at 12 noon on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Tours coincide with the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Ferry Boats leaving from Ferry Building in San Francisco

Ferry Building Marketplace is easily accessible from MUNI, BART and Ferry Boat. The historic Trolley Cars stop directly in front of the Ferry Building.

The Ferry makes a great alternative to driving — you get to spend time cruising San Francisco Bay vs driving in traffic.

Street parking (meters) is usually very difficult. Parking garages are located along the Embarcadero, Broadway and at Embarcadero Center. Validated parking is available in the adjacent lot.

Ferry Building Marketplace Parking

Ferry Building Marketplace

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

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