August 22, 2017

Route 31 — FREE Wave Ferry Shuttle Connects SMART Trains and Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry
Shuttle Service begins Saturday, September 2

On Saturday, September 2, 2017, Golden Gate Transit (GGT) will begin operating Route 31, the Wave shuttle, between the San Rafael Transit Center and Larkspur Ferry Terminal – connecting Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) trains with Golden Gate Ferries (GGF). This free shuttle service will run daily, connecting seven trips in each direction on weekdays and three trips in each direction on weekends.

Route 31 trips are timed to SMART and Golden Gate Ferry schedules, not to bus schedules at the San Rafael Transit Center.

Traffic around the San Rafael Transit Center and the SMART station can be very busy. Customers are reminded to always use the designated crosswalks when walking between the two locations.

Connections Between SMART, GGT and GGF

Visit the Golden Gate Transit Schedules page for the latest Route 31 timetables, the Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry Schedules page for ferry timetables, and the SMART website for train schedules.

Shuttle Fares & Transfers

The Wave shuttle service is FREE for Larkspur Ferry customers when they tag their Clipper card when boarding and exiting the shuttle. The fare for passengers who do not ride the Ferry is $1.80 (adult Clipper), $2.00 (adult cash), and $1.00 (youth, senior, disabled).

GGT accepts SMART transfers for a $1.50 fare credit for adults ($0.75 for youth/senior/disabled). SMART accepts GGT transfers for a $1.50 fare credit for adults ($1.25 for youths, $0.75 for senior/disabled). Fare credits are only issued when using a Clipper card - NO fare credits are issued when using SMART eTickets.

Alternate Bus Service to San Francisco

SMART riders who wish to continue to San Francisco from the San Rafael Transit Center are encouraged to check the schedules for GGT Routes 27 (weekdays only), 30, 70, and 101 for alternate service. Visit our Schedules Page for timetables.

Alternate Bus Service to the Larkspur Ferry Terminal

When Route 31 is not in service, customers who wish to travel between the San Rafael Transit Center and the Larkspur Ferry Terminal can ride Marin Transit Routes 29 and 228. Fare credits for transfers on these routes are the same as those between SMART and GGT.

Trip Planning

For trip-planning assistance, visit or call 511 (say “Golden Gate Transit,” then “operator” to bypass recorded messages)/TDD 711. The Golden Gate Customer Service Center is open weekdays from 7 am to 6 pm.

For SMART fares and schedules, visit or call 511.