San Francisco Cruise Port

Guide to Cruise Ports and Terminals

San Francisco Cruise Port

San Francisco is one of the world's most beautiful cities.  Many visitors combine a vacation to this northern California city with an ocean cruise.

The Port of San Francisco is the departure port for California coast cruises as well as cruises to the Mexican Riviera, Canada and Hawaii. In the spring and autumn, Transpacific and Panama Canal cruises are also available.

The port of San Francisco is conveniently located along the Embarcadero waterfront.

Pier 27 (James R Herman Cruise Terminal) is the primary cruise terminal in San Francisco, however, Pier 35 is also occasionally used.  The port address is:

San Francisco Cruise Terminal
Fisherman's Wharf
The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111

Public Transportation

Port Shuttle

The San Francisco cruise port is located on San Francisco Bay right in downtown San Francisco. There is no need for a port shuttle.

Rapid Transit (BART)

The Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) provides light rail transportation to downtown San Francisco from San Jose, San Francisco Airport (SFO), Oakland, and Oakland Airport (OAK).

The nearest BART station to the cruise port is Embarcadero Station.  It is located at the foot of Market Street.  The distance from the station to the cruise port is 1.3 miles (2 km).

Ferry Service

Ferry Service operates from the Ferry Building for various locations on San Francisco including Vallejo, Tiburon, Sausalito, Larkspur, Alameda/Oakland.

The Ferry Building is located at the corner of Market Street and The Embarcadero.

Taxi Service

Taxis are available curbside on the Embarcadero, just past the exit of the cruise terminal. Approximate distances, duration and cost are indicated below.

Please note that travel time can be much higher during rush hour.

  • Between San Francisco Airport and the Pier:  Distance/Time: 20 miles/45 minutes, Taxi Fare: $50/$60
  • Between San Francisco Airport and the City Center: Distance/Time: 18 miles/30 minutes, Taxi Fare: $40/$50
Embarcadero in San Francisco California
The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Visitor Information

San Francisco USA

Top tourist attractions in San Francisco include Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Please visit the San Francisco City Guide for comprehensive visitor information.

Other California Destinations

Other popular vacation destinations in California include Santa Barbara, San Diego and Hollywood.

Access the California Vacation Guide for details.

Map of the San Francisco Cruise Port

View map of the San Francisco Cruise Port.

Weather in San Francisco

San Francisco enjoys a temperate maritime climate.  Average temperatures by month are as follows:

Month Minimum Maximum Precipitation
Jan 58 46 4.72
April 64 50 1.25
July 68 54 0.04
Oct 70 54 1.19

Free Wifi Service

Free Wifi service is available at McDonalds Restaurants throughout San Francisco.

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