Alameda is served by AC Transit (including express bus service to and from San Francisco), BART shuttle service and the San Francisco Bay Ferry, via two terminals: Main Street (with direct service to Jack London Square in Oakland; and in San Francisco: the Ferry Building, Pier 41, AT&T Park and South San Francisco), and Harbor Bay (with direct service to the San Fransico Ferry Building).
Ferry Terminal Access
Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal - Four Fast Ways to the Ferry - Infographic
- AC Transit Line 21 - free for ferry riders - map/schedule
- Automated/smart carpooling services: Lyft Line, uberPOOL, Scoop and Waze
- Bike/pedestrian access - map
- Parking at the ferry terminal, North Loop Rd, Harbor Bay Parkway and the Park & Ride lot on Island Drive at Doolittle Drive
Main Street Ferry Terminal (coming soon!)
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, and also open to the public.
- Estuary Crossing Shuttle between Alameda's west end and Lake Merritt 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 secure bicycle parking, on-demand bicycle lockers are available at the Alameda Civic Center Parking Structure, Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal, Main Street Ferry Terminal and Alameda Landing. 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. At the Fruitvale BART Station in Oakland, secure parking can be found at the Fruitvale Bike Station, adjacent to the station and featuring free, secure bike storage and a full-service bike repair shop.
Bike Walk Alameda regularly prints and updates the 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.
Shore Line / Westline Bikeway Path
Traveling to School
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.
Walking and Bicycling School Route Maps and Safety Tips
The City's transportation planning and programming funding is largely supported by Alameda County's Measure B and BB.