ALERT: Car break-ins and thefts have become common in California due to a change in criminal punishments. In “safe neighborhoods” of San Francisco and other major cities any purse, briefcase or backpack left in sight in a parked car on a busy street in broad daylight for even five to ten minutes may be gone when you get back, with the car window shattered. If it’s dark and an isolated area the odds get even worse.
Locals have gotten used to always putting everything in their trunks when they park. If you rent a car, be sure it has a trunk or other space where you can hide suitcases etc. It is not as common in Sausalito as in San Francisco and larger cities, but there is nowhere in California where this is not an issue.
Although the BART rail system does not go north from San Francisco, Sausalito’s location at the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge ensures that there are many ways to get here. If Dionne Warwick were singing about Sausalito instead of San Jose, she would not have had to worry about her trip!
This section also includes tips on driving and parking in Sausalito., and the links below will give you all the information you’ll need to choose the best transportation method and route that works for you. Public transit is at the higher end of the list, and options like biking and walking are towards the bottom.
How do I get to Sausalito from San Francisco?
From ferries to driving to being driven to bus rides to bike riding or even walking
How do I get here from San Francisco Airport (SFO)?
What combination of trains, ferries, buses or cars sounds good?
How do I get to Sausalito from Oakland Airport (OAK)?
Different combinations of trains, ferries, buses or cars!
Sausalito Ferry Guide
Two services from different piers in San Francisco serve Sausalito
Bus routes and bus stops in Sausalito
Golden Gate Transit and Marin Transit both serve our area with multiple routes
Bus tours from San Francisco to Sausalito
Many tour companies offer both direct and hop-on hop-off service
Taxis and Ride Share Services in Sausalito
From a cab with a bike rack to an Uber driver with the right tact
Parking in Sausalito
We’ll share the Insider Tips on how to save money and time
Driving in Sausalito
We’ll tell you how to tell the locals from the visitors!
Sausalito Traffic Map
Real-time updates with green for good and red for “This sucks!”
The Mill Valley-Sausalito Multi-Use Path
Walk, bike, or ride a horse to Sausalito!
Bike Across the Golden Gate Bridge
We’ll give you maps, links, and the safer new route if you continue to Sausalito
Walk Across the Golden Gate Bridge (Free!)
We’ll give you directions, places to park and all the details you need
Walk from the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito
It’s a beautiful walk, and you can ride back on the ferry
Guide to all San Francisco Bay ferries
In case you want to try more voyages on the Bay