Updated July 2, 2013
Posted June 20, 2013

Get Ready for Some Good Times Ahead!

Relax and Enjoy: 4th of July Holiday, Marin County Fair, Louis Vuitton Cup

With the 4th of July Holiday, the annual Marin County Fair (July 3-7), and America’s Cup Louis Vuitton Cup starting July 4 and continuing through August 30, Golden Gate Transit bus and ferry services will be working to make sure our passengers know the options available for travel.

July 4th & 5th Golden Gate Ferry and Golden Gate Transit Bus Schedules

GGT Added Service AFTER Marin County Fair Fireworks 

GGT Route 4 to Louis Vuitton Cup

Golden Gate Transit Detours for 4th of July Parades

Read GGNRA Press Release for a Safe Fourth of July Holiday

July 3 - July 7, 2013
Golden Gate Transit Bus and Golden Gate Ferry
Schedules and Special Bus Services

Wednesday, July 3
Thursday, July 4
Independence Day
Friday, July 5
Saturday, July 6
&
Sunday, July 7
Golden Gate Transit BUS

Regular Weekday Schedules

PLUS added service on Routes 36 and 71 after Marin County Fair fireworks

Holiday Schedules
(see Detours page for temporary parade detours in Sausaltio, Corte Madera, Larkspur & Novato)

PLUS added service on Routes 36 and 71 after Marin County Fair fireworks

PLUS added Service on Route 4 for Louis Vuitton Cup

Regular WeekdaySchedules

PLUS added service on Routes 36 and 71 after Marin County Fair fireworks

Weekend Schedules

PLUS added service on Routes 36 and 71 after Marin County Fair fireworks

Golden Gate LARKSPUR and SAUSALITO Ferry
Regular Schedules
Holiday Schedules
Just added!
Modified Weekday Schedules for Larkspur & Sausalito Ferry
Weekend Schedules

Friday, July 5, 2013
Modified Weekday LARKSPUR Schedule

Depart
Larkspur
Arrive
SF
Depart
SF
Arrive
Larkspur
4:51am BUS
     
5:22am BUS
     
6:35am
7:05am
7:10am
7:40am
7:50am
8:20am
8:30am
9:05am
9:15am
9:50am
10:10am
10:45am
11:10am
11:45am
11:55am
12:30pm
2:50pm
3:25pm
3:35pm
4:05pm
4:15pm
4:45pm
5:00pm
5:30pm
5:40pm
6:15pm
6:25pm
6:55pm
7:25pm
8:00pm
8:10pm
8:40pm

 

Friday, July 5, 2013
Modified Weekday SAUSALITO Schedule

Depart
Sausalito
Arrive
SF
Depart
SF
Arrive
Sausalito
GGT Route 2 BUS serves stop at Bridgeway & El Portal
   
8:20am
8:50am
10:00am
10:30am
10:55am
11:25am
11:35am
12:05pm
12:15pm
12:45pm
12:55pm
1:25pm
1:55pm
2:25pm
2:35pm
3:05pm
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3:30pm
4:00pm
3:25pm
3:55pm
4:20pm
4:45pm
4:25pm
4:55pm
5:15pm
5:45pm
5:05pm
5:35pm
5:50pm
6:15pm
6:05pm
6:35pm
6:50pm
7:20pm
6:35pm
7:05pm
7:55pm
8:20pm
7:35pm
8:05pm
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MARIN COUNTY FAIR, JULY 3 – JULY 7
AFTER THE FIREWORKS: ADDED SERVICE ON ROUTES 36 & 71

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District returns to the Marin County Fair, from Wednesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 7! While visiting the Fair this year, be sure to stop by the Golden Gate booth next to the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium and experience fun-filled activities by helping us creating the Golden Gate Transit’s new "Schools Rule" bus. Just like our "Green Footprint" and "Flower Power" buses from previous years, this decorated bus will go into revenue service after the Fair as a reminder of Marin County’s dedication to education. You may also get personal trip planning assistance to see how public transportation can work for you and your family.

The following Golden Gate Transit bus routes stop in close proximity to the Marin County Fairgrounds (at the Hall of Justice Arch at Marin Civic Center): Route 45/45K (serving Terra Linda, Kaiser, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael) and Route 49/49K. Also note that Marin Transit Routes 233 and 259 serve the Fairgrounds at this stop.

For complete GGT schedules, visit our Schedules Page.

After the Fireworks

GGT adds bus service directly to the San Rafael Transit Center (3rd & Hetherton) from the Terra Linda/Freitas Parkway bus pad on Route 36 and North San Pedro Highway 101 bus pad on Route 71 at 10:10 pm and 11:10 pm every night during the Fair (July 3 - July 7). These trips will continue on to the San Rafael Canal area and/or Marin City. Connections to GGT Routes 70 or 80 for northbound service to Novato and Sonoma County can be made at the San Rafael Transit Center.


SPECIAL ROUTE 4 SERVICE FOR LOUIS VUITTON KICK-OFF ON JULY 4

On Thursday, the July 4th holiday, Golden Gate Transit will provide special service via Route 4 to assist customers who want to access the San Francisco waterfront to view the Louis Vuitton racing which starts on July 4. See the Route 4 schedule below or click here for a printable pdf version.

GGT will operate special Route 4 services that will originate at the Manzanita Park and Ride Lot in Mill Valley and end at the temporary Transbay Terminal stop in San Francisco at Main and Folsom. Click here for the Transportation Services for the 2013 America's Cup brochure.

Heading into San Francisco (southbound), the special Route 4s will stop at Spencer Avenue Highway 101 Bus Pad stop, the GGB Toll Plaza stop, and then along its regular routing near the San Francisco’s northern waterfront, through the San Francisco Financial District. Route 4 has stops near Pier 27/29 (The Embarcadero & Bay southbound to San Francisco, Sansome & Lombard northbound to Manzanita) and the Marina Green (Lombard & Fillmore both directions), which are the AC34 venues. It travels on its regular route through the Financial District and Fisherman’s Wharf area.

The special service route will not serve downtown Mill Valley or south of Market areas. Route 4 special service will run every 30 minutes. Buses will depart from both the San Francisco Tranbay Terminal and Manzanita Parking Lot in Mill Valley from 10 am to 6 pm.

During the America’s Cup races, including the Louis Vuitton Races, Golden Gate Transit will allow passengers to board and disembark any Golden Gate Transit bus travelling through San Francisco on the following dates (dates subject to change):

  • July 4, 5
  • August 17, 18, 24
  • September 1, 2, 7, 8, 14


Contact: Alexandra Picavet
Mobile: 415-786-8021
Alexandra_Picavet@nps.gov

Golden Gate Encourages Park Visitors to Plan Ahead for Fourth of July Holiday

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Calif. Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) expects heavy use of beaches, parking lots, trails, and historic sites this Fourth of July. For a safe and enjoyable holiday, please consider the following tips from the National Park Service.

Fireworks Viewing

Fireworks are discharged from two locations near Fisherman’s Wharf. The best location to watch the show is near City piers instead of Crissy Field and the Marin Headlands, which do not offer optimum viewing. It is illegal to possess or light fireworks anywhere in GGNRA, including the beaches, parking lots or on Crissy Field. Do not bring them. Dogs can get very nervous during fireworks displays with the noise, bright flashes and crowds. Every year more pets are lost during holidays that feature fireworks than any other single day event. Please consider leaving your dogs at home where they will be much more comfortable.

Public Transportation

Use public transportation to reach the park's many sites. Spend more time having fun in the park and avoid full parking lots (which fill up early in the day) by taking MUNI, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, or the PresidioGo. For additional transit information, visit www.511.org or www.transitandtrails.org. On July 4, MUNI 76 will operate throughout the Marin Headlands until approximately 6PM. The Muir Woods Route 66 Shuttle is also available.

Traffic & Parking

Conzelman Road will be changed to one-way traffic exiting the Marin Headlands starting late in the afternoon to accommodate special event parking and maintain emergency access. The road will be closed when parking is full. Directly after the fireworks all roads in the Headlands will be redirected to only allow vehicles to exit until the crowds subside. The parking lot at Fort Baker is expected to fill early, and area roadways are anticipated to have heavy congestions and delays after the fireworks.

The new configuration of Doyle Drive has changed and reduced access to Crissy Field. As in past years, once parking is full, areas and access roads will be closed to vehicle traffic for visitor safety and resource protection. Parking is limited along the waterfront and Marina Boulevard, and roads are expected to be extremely congested along Crissy Field and East Beach, especially following the fireworks. Please take your time and have patience, or better yet, take transit!

Reminder: Muir Beach closes Monday, July 8 until the end of November for construction and restoration work.

Expect the beaches to be crowded. Parking rules will be strictly enforced to ensure safety of pedestrians and neighbors. Please carpool and use transit whenever possible.

What NOT to Bring

  • Alcohol: Alcohol is prohibited on Ocean Beach.
  • Glass: Glass containers – a safety hazard and difficult to remove – are prohibited on all beaches in GGNRA and in the Fort Mason Meadow.
  • Garbage: Leave No Trace! On busy days including holidays, the amount of garbage generated can exceed the park’s ability to collect it, even with full-time crews working extra hours. Please consider the amount of packaging and unneeded items you bring when visiting the parks, and only take in what you can carry back out with you.
  • Fireworks: The use of personal fireworks is not allowed within GGNRA, including on Ocean Beach. Some of the many reasons for this prohibition include public safety and protecting wildlife. The Bay Area is home to more than half of all North American bird species, and July is nesting season for many of them, including bank swallows and double-crested cormorants. Birds may abandon their nests due to illegal fireworks explosions. Park Police and Park Rangers patrolling GGNRA will confiscate fireworks and issue citations.

Swimming Safety

The water may seem tempting with sunshine and warm temperatures predicted for the holiday. Stinson Beach is the park's only designated beach for ocean swimming. Please do not swim at other beaches, including Ocean Beach and Baker Beach. Beware of dangerous rip currents, cold water, and high waves. In case of emergency, call 911 or 415-561-5656.

Enjoy a beautiful and festive day in your national parks!

– NPS –