Flagship Ferry

The Flagship Ferry is a vital part of San Diego’s transportation infrastructure, connecting two ports in downtown San Diego with the Coronado Ferry Landing. Each day, thousands of passengers enjoy the relaxing 15-minute ride across the bay.

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Did you know: commuters can ride the ferry for free.

Commuter Schedule Details

Morning commuters can receive a complimentary fare Monday through Friday at the noted times. Morning commuters must obtain a commuter ticket from morning ferry crew for afternoon return trip.

Notice of Scheduled Passenger Fare Change

Passenger Fares For Scheduled Service Notice

Commuter Holidays (Commuter Ferry Does not run): Major government holidays, President's Day and the day after Thanksgiving.

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Ferry FAQ

Read up on essential information before you depart.

The vessel and interior main deck are wheelchair accessible but the exterior top deck and restrooms are not.

No pets are allowed on the ferry except service animals.

Yes! You may bring your bicycle on board with no extra charge. Note: space is limited.

We prioritize safety above all else. In compliance with federal law regarding public transportation, masks are not required at this time. We will respect the preference of any guest, staff and crew member who chooses to wear a mask for any reason..

The ferry ride is quick and smooth, and San Diego Bay waters are usually very calm. Seasick incidents are not common.

All of our vessels are smoke-free. No smoking allowed.

Ferry History

Ferry service between San Diego and Coronado began in 1886 and has been in service for more than 100 years. There are currently two ferries in use, Silvergate and Cabrillo. The 65-foot Silvergate, built in 1940, is currently the longest-running wooden ferry in the United States.

Operated by Flagship Cruises & Events

Local, family-owned Flagship offers narrated harbor tours and dining cruises on San Diego Bay. View all upcoming cruises.

Flagship's ferries can also be chartered for private events.

Ferry Routes & Schedule

The ferry runs daily between Coronado and two ports in San Diego, departing from Broadway Pier on the hour and the San Diego Convention Center on the half hour.

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Ferry Tickets

Ferry tickets are good any day, any time, any route, no matter what date they are purchased.

One Way Ticket Ages 4+ | $9.00
Infant Children under 4 ride FREE


We took our bikes on the ferry. I definitely recommend taking the ferry if you are taking a day trip to Coronado traveling by bike, foot or bus.

— Jen R.

The ferry ride to Coronado is quick, you can't beat it. The staff were very friendly and even jovial; something you don't see too often.

— Antonio M.

A few nights on Coronado were better due to this ferry being near the train station so I could walk over with my luggage.

— Colleen Z.

The experience is fabulous, especially at sunset and after dark. The views of the San Diego downtown skyline and the pleasure of being on the bay, were wonderful.

— Teri I.