Alameda is served by AC Transit (including express bus service to and from San Francisco), BART shuttle service and two ferry systems(with direct service to Jack London Square in Oakland, Pier 39 and the Ferry Building in San Francisco, Angel Island, and AT&T Park).
The City of Alameda operates two free shuttles that are open to the public:
- Alameda Paratransit Shuttle targeted for Alameda seniors and for individuals with disabilities.
- Estuary Crossing Shuttle between Alameda's west end and Lake Merritt BART.
The Harbor Bay Business Park Association also operates the free Harbor Bay Business Park Shuttle to BART.
For a public transit trip planner, please refer to 511.org.
Seniors and people with disabilities who live in Alameda have specialized paratransit transportation options as well.
For Alameda County employees using transit or walking, bicycling, carpooling or vanpooling to work, you can register for the Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program. The GRH program guarantees a free ride home for employees working in the event of unexpected circumstances such as illness, family crisis or unscheduled overtime.
Another option is the City CarShare program, which allows members to reserve and use shared cars. There are four cars located in the City of Alameda - two in the Park Street area and two in the Webster Street area.
For bicyclists, electronic bicycle lockers are available at the Alameda Civic Center Parking Structure and the Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal. The electronic bicycle lockers use the BikeLink system, which allows bicyclists to park their bicycles in a secure, on-demand bicycle locker using a BikeLink card. The Main Street Ferry terminal has manual bicycle lockers that can be rented by calling (510) 747-7930. The Fruitvale Bike Station is adjacent to the Fruitvale BART Station in Oakland. It features free, secure bike storage and a full-service bike repair shop.
Bike Walk Alameda has an updated Bicycle and Walking Map of Alameda. The Bay Farm Island Loop Trail map shows the mile markers for this five-mile loop, and also provides a way to record your exercise progress.
School Bus Routes
Line 631: Serves Bay Farm School, Amelia Earhart School, Lincoln Middle School, Alameda High School, St. Joseph, Nea, Academy Middle School, Alameda Learning Center and Encinal High School.
Line 663: Serves Wood Middle School, Lum School, Nea, Academy Middle School, Alameda Learning Center and Encinal High School.
Bicycle/Pedestrian School Route Maps and Safety Tips