How far is Alcatraz from Fisherman's Wharf?

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The distance between Fishermans Wharf and Alcatraz Island is 1 miles.

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In this regard, how do you get from Alcatraz to Fisherman's Wharf?

How to get to Alcatraz from Fisherman's Wharf with public transportation:

  1. The F Line begins boarding at the corner of Beach & Jones.
  2. It's only a few stops winding through Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco before you reach Alcatraz Landing.
  3. Hop off at Bay Street and walk across the street to Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing.

One may also ask, how far is Pier 39 from Alcatraz? 1 miles

Beside this, how long is the ferry ride from Pier 33 to Alcatraz?

Allow at least 2 ½ to 3 hours for sailing to the Island, taking the Cellhouse audio tour, exploring the rest of the Island and its historic exhibits and returning to Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing. The trip over to Alcatraz Island is 12-15 minutes each way and is factored into the suggested time of 2 ½ to 3 hours.

How much does a tour of Alcatraz cost?

Pricing & Information

Ticket Type Age Price
Adult 18-61 $39.90
Junior 12-17 $39.90
Senior 62+ $37.65
Child 5-11 $24.40

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How much is parking at Alcatraz?

Insiders Tip: One lot for Alcatraz parking might cost you $10 a day while another costs $6 an hour, which could mean $30 for parking for a visit to Alcatraz.

Where do you board Alcatraz Cruises?

The only way to get to Alcatraz is by a ferry operated by Alcatraz Cruises, LLC. They are located on The Embarcadero near the intersection of Bay Street - just a bit south east of Fisherman's Wharf. There is no parking at Pier 33.

Where do you meet for Alcatraz tour?

You can stay on Alcatraz Island as long as you like, but allow at least 3 hours for cruising to the Island, taking the Cellhouse audio tour, exploring the rest of the Island and its historic exhibits and returning via ferry to Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing.

Can you see Alcatraz from Pier 39?

Alcatraz — Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco. No trip to San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf is complete without a trip to Alcatraz Island. If you simply want to cruise around the island, both Blue & Gold Fleet (PIER 39) and the Red & White Fleet (Pier 45) include this in their Bay tours.

Which is the best tour of Alcatraz?


Best Boat Tour: Jail and Sail: Alcatraz Tour and Twilight Bay Cruise. Head out onto the San Francisco Bay twice in a day with this tour: the ferry to Alcatraz for a self-guided tour during the day, and then in the evening, a sunset tour on the bay.

How far is Pier 33 from Fisherman's Wharf?

The distance between San Francisco Pier 33 and Fishermans Wharf is 3772 feet.

Where do boats to Alcatraz leave from?

All Alcatraz Island tours depart from and return to Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing, located along San Francisco's northern waterfront promenade, on The Embarcadero near the intersection of The Embarcadero and Bay Streets. We are located approximately 1/4 mile from San Francisco's beloved Fisherman's Wharf.

Is Alcatraz worth seeing?

The short answer: Yes, the tour of Alcatraz is worth it. We would even visit again. It was creepy, educational, historic, and eye-opening all in one. The ticket price of $38 is a little steep but considering you need a boat to get there and get a high quality audio tour, it's worth it.

Can I go to Alcatraz without a tour?


NOTE: Free Tours by Foot does not offer tickets to Alcatraz Island. The National Park Service provides a Cellhouse Audio Tour that is included in the cost of your ferry ticket. At your own pace, you can follow in the footsteps of former prison guards and inmates. This tour is very well done and worth the time.

Is there food on Alcatraz?

Food. There is no food service available on Alcatraz Island - only water. There are drinking fountains located by both restrooms - at the dock and near the lighthouse, and bottled water is available in the gift shops on the island.

Is it better to visit Alcatraz in the morning or afternoon?

Best plan: Try for the mid to late morning hours for your trip out to Alcatraz. If it's foggy and th fog retreats, it'll come back in the afternoon around 4 p.m. or so.

Are there bathrooms on Alcatraz?

Yes, toilets are located on boat from/to the Island and at the Alcatraz pier.

Is the Alcatraz Night Tour worth it?

I highly recommend the night tour, and recommend it to anyone visiting the city, or even a resident of the city that has never been. It's worth it just for the gorgeous views of San Francisco. But, you can't beat the evening views of San Francisco from Alcatraz, when it's dark and the city is all lit up.

What should I wear to Alcatraz?


The roads on Alcatraz are steep, and your exploration can include stairways and gravel walkways… wear comfortable walking shoes with grip-type soles. Sandals, leather-soled shoes, high heels, and open-toe shoes are not recommended. Rain occurs frequently during winter and early spring.

Can you stay the night at Alcatraz?

My Night at Alcatraz: Sleeping Over at San Francisco's Storied Prison. (Alcatraz opened as a national recreation area in 1973, a decade after it transferred its last inmate.) Fewer than 600 people can stay overnight each year. Only nonprofits are allowed the privilege, and spots are given out via lottery.

What Pier do you leave from for Alcatraz?

The walk from the tour office at Fisherman's Wharf on Beach Street to Alcatraz Landing at Pier 33 is approximately . 5 miles and takes about 10-15 minutes. NOTE: Alcatraz Cruises requires that you arrive at the terminal 30 minutes prior to your ferry departure time.