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Sail, Rail & Explore


With Golden Gate Ferry and SMART, you can explore new places while enjoying a comfortable ride and spectacular views across the Bay and through the rolling hills of Marin and Sonoma counties. Whether you're traveling with kids from San Francisco to family-friendly destinations in Marin and Sonoma, or leaving the suburbs for some adventure in San Francisco, the Sail & Rail combo is perfect for a fun day trip. Golden Gate Ferry and SMART offer convenient connection times in Larkspur making it easier than ever to leave the car behind and explore Sonoma, Marin, & San Francisco! Check schedules carefully. 

Take advantage of these great fares:

  • Sail & Rail tickets $10. Must be purchased through SMART mobile app, can be used to transfer between Golden Gate Ferry and SMART.
  • Children 4 & under ride FREE on Golden Gate Ferry
  • Youth (0-18) and seniors (65+) ride FREE on SMART. See details here >


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Sonoma and Marin counties offer endless family-friendly destinations that are easily accessible from conveniently located SMART stations. Below is a list of popular spots along the train route that are just a short walk. Enjoy museums, skating at the iconic Snoopy Home Ice, antique shopping in quaint Petaluma, or even a splash in the pool at Hamilton Field. 


Sonoma County Airport

Santa Rosa North

Santa Rosa Downtown

Petaluma Downtown

Novato Downtown

Novato Hamilton


Visitors arriving in San Francisco via ferry along the waterfront can partake in hundreds of activities. Enjoy diverse cuisine, sightsee, experience some of the most iconic views and attractions in San Francisco and create memories that will last a lifetime. From Fisherman’s Wharf to Heron’s Head Park, the possibilities are endless! 

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Chinatown (14 min walk)

San Francisco Waterfront

Union Square (20 min walk)



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