Aerial photo of the PIER and the city of San Francisco behind it

Directions & Parking

PIER 39 Parking Garage Information

PIER 39 has convenient visitor parking in the PIER 39 Garage, located directly across the street from the Entrance Plaza. The PIER 39 Garage is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, however there is no overnight parking permitted. Vehicles parked overnight are subject to removal. The PIER 39 Garage clearance is 6 feet, 8 inches high. To avoid auto break-ins, please take all valuables with you and check that your vehicle’s doors and windows are locked.

Pricing: Weekdays: $10/hour (maximum daily rate of $50); Weekends and holidays: $12/hour (maximum daily rate of $60). Rates are subject to change. Parking discounts are available (see below).

Parking Discount #1

Flat rate per day of $15 (weekday) and $20 (weekend) with advance reservations (limited number of reservations are available each day). No overnight parking is permitted.

To make a reservation, click here.

Parking Discount #2

Visitors who dine at participating full-service restaurants will now receive one hour of free validated parking in the PIER 39 Garage. Participating restaurants include: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Crab House, Fog Harbor Fish House, Hard Rock Cafe, Lorenzo’s Pizzeria, Luau Lounge Tiki Bar, Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, Players Sports Grill & Arcade, Swiss Louis Italian & Seafood Restaurant and Wipeout Bar & Grill.

Please make your server aware before receiving bill.


Motorcoach Parking

Motorcoaches may only pick up and drop off in the PIER 39 passenger and taxi loading zone on a space-available basis. Please be aware that tour bus parking is no longer available on Piers 30/32 due to structural problems. There are many tour bus loading/unloading zones around PIER 39. In addition to the loading zones, there are also metered on-street parking spaces around Fisherman’s Wharf for tour bus parking. These spaces provide tour bus drivers a place to wait after unloading passengers until the passengers are ready to be picked up after their visit to The PIER.

To review the San Francisco Motorcoach Guidelines from the MTA, click here.
To download the Fisherman’s Wharf Tour Bus Loading Zones and Metered Tour Bus Parking Zones, click here.


Public Transportation

If you’re already in San Francisco, hop on MUNI’s historic F-Line and seasonal E-Line (temporarily suspended), trolley cars or the 8-Bayshore, 30-Stockton, 39-Coit, 47-Van Ness  (temporarily suspended) or 49-Van Ness/Mission buses.  San Francisco’s famous cable cars drop off just a few short blocks from The PIER. Visit 511.org or call 888.500.INFO or 511 on your mobile phone.

For Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) information, visit bart.gov or call 888.500.INFO or 511 on your mobile phone.

Travel by train and use the Capitol Corridor’s dedicated bus service from Emeryville into San Francisco. Visit www.capitolcorridor.org to plan your trip.

Travel with Blue & Gold Fleet on San Francisco Bay Ferry to/from:  Alameda/Oakland, Vallejo, Sausalito, Tiburon, Harbor Bay, Richmond, South San Francisco, Oracle Park and Chase Center. Visit blueandgoldfleet.com.


Taxi & Rideshare Services

The entrance to PIER 39 features a passenger and taxi/rideshare loading and unloading zone.


Driving Directions

From the South Bay
Take Highway 101 North to Highway 80 East
Exit at 4th Street
Stay left onto Bryant Street (get in right lane)
Stay on Bryant Street to The Embarcadero
Turn left onto The Embarcadero (get into right lane)
Straight to PIER 39 (2 1/2 miles)
To continue to the PIER 39 Garage:
After passing North Point Street, move into the left lane (left turn only)
Turn left onto Beach Street
The entrance to the PIER 39 Garage will be immediately to the right

From the North Bay
Take Highway 101 South across the Golden Gate Bridge
Pass through the Toll Plaza and stay to your left
Take Lombard Street Exit (on right side)
Follow Lombard Street to Van Ness Avenue
Take a left onto Van Ness Avenue (stay right)
Follow Van Ness Avenue to Bay Street (about three blocks)
Stay on Bay Street until it runs into The Embarcadero
Turn left onto The Embarcadero
You will see PIER 39 on right side of the street
To continue to the PIER 39 Garage:
After passing North Point Street, move into the left lane (left turn only)
Turn left onto Beach Street
The entrance to the PIER 39 Garage will be immediately to the right

From the East Bay
Take Interstate 80 West across the Bay Bridge
Take Harrison Exit
Stay in far left lane
Go three blocks to The Embarcadero
Turn left onto The Embarcadero
Straight to PIER 39 (aprox. 1.5 miles)
To continue to the PIER 39 Garage:
After passing North Point Street, move into the left lane (left turn only)
Turn left onto Beach Street
The entrance to the PIER 39 Garage will be immediately to the right