Golden Gate Ferry
The Golden Gate Ferry is a pleasant way to reach Marin County. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Embarcadero Station is two blocks from the San Francisco Ferry Building and connects to the San Francisco International Airport. Two ferries dock in Marin County: one at Sausalito and the second in Larkspur. The Larkspur terminal features a shuttle connection to SMART at San Rafael. Bicycles are also accommodated on both ferries.
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)
The SMART train will soon connect directly to Larkspur Landing, just a short walk to the Golden Gate Ferry terminal. The rail connection to Larkspur is presently scheduled for completion at the end of 2019. In the mean time, Golden Gate Transit provides a shuttle to and from the Larkspur Ferry Terminal. Bicycles are welcome on the SMART train.
Bicycle paths connect to both Marin ferry terminals and to some SMART train stations. We reccommend the following for pleasant rides:
Larkspur Ferry Building/Larkspur Landing SMART Station: The Cal Park Hill Pathway and the Corte Madera Creek Pathway.
Marin Civic Center SMART Station: The SMART Pathway south.
Cotati SMART Station: The SMART Pathway north to the Copeland Creek Pathway
Rohnert Park SMART Station: The SMART Pathway south to the Copeland Creek Pathway or north to Golf Course Drive.
Santa Rosa Downtown SMART Station: The Prince Memorial Greenway, the Santa Rosa Creek Trail and the Joe Rodota/West County Trail to Sebastopol and Forestville. The SMART Pathway also extends north to the Santa Rosa North SMART Station.
There are several shuttles from various SMART stations:
San Rafael Transit Center SMART Station: Marin County Transit buses serve many locations in Marin included Point Reyes National Seashore via the Stagecoach. Also Golden Gate Transit Connects to Richmond BART, Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa.
Airport SMART Station: The Windsor Hopper connects to hotels, craft brewers, wine tasting rooms, shopping and dining and it’s free! Sonoma County Transit Busses also connect to the Charles Schulz Airport, Windsor, Healdsburg and Cloverdale.