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Daily Commuter Ferry Service From Richmond to San Francisco Begins

Commuters headed from Richmond into San Francisco will have one additional option for crossing San Francisco Bay this week with six ferries running each way, five days a week.

Starting Thursday, four boats will go to the city each weekday morning, starting at 6:10 a.m. Two boats will be headed in that direction in the evening at 5:15 p.m. and 6:05 p.m.

A full schedule is available online here

The trip takes an estimated 35 minutes each way. The fare for adults is $9 each way, but Clipper Card users will be charged a discounted fair of $6.75. Adults over 65, disabled adults and youth ages 5 to 18 will only be charged $4.50.

The Richmond Ferry Terminal is listed at 1453 Harbour Way South. It's accessible by mass transit, bicycle and car by Interstate Highway 580. Free parking is available in an adjacent lot.

To celebrate the launch of this new commuter service, city and transit officials will be on hand Thursday for a ribbon cutting ceremony and short rides around the harbor on a ferry vessel.

There will also be a ribbon cutting ceremony and a panel of speakers from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South.

CORRECTION (Jan. 10, 2019, 8:24 a.m. PST): An earlier version of this story provided incorrect information regarding the ferry schedule.

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