Marin Transportation

San Francisco, Marin Airporter, Ferry, Shuttle and Taxi Services Information.

Marin is easily accessible, located directly across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco! 
  From Marin, it is easy ot get to the city while exploring the incredible San Francisco Bay! (Only 7minute drive from house to Ferries!

For Video Info of Home and or Marin, click on following links:

House Video, click here            Marin video, click here

Getting to Marin County, California:

 Click on following underlined links for detailed information: 
 Airport Info:      

Ferry System:  

 Other Transportation Services:

Flying your own airplane? 

International Airports:  (for Marin/San Francisco Bay Area)

  • Both SFO and OAK are only a 45 minute drive from the Marin Vacation Home Rental:

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
    • So easy to grab the Marin Airporter at this airport!  Comes every 30minutes, picking-up at the departure area.

    • Once on Airporter, tell driver to take you to San Pedro Exit and to call a cab to take you to the house! (1minute!) Easy!

  • Oakland International Airport (OAK) 
    • San Rafael in Marin County is just 30 miles away.
    • Most direct route from Oakland International Airport to Marin County is via Richmond Bridge. (not through San Francisco, big mistake- lots of stop and go congestion, etc!    
      • Instead, go Richmond Bridge to San Rafael, to get to the Marin Vacation Home.  (Have the $3 toll ready. (It's free on your way back.))

Airportors & Shuttles to Airports

*Please note: San Francisco airport is a much more convenient airport if you plan on using an airporter.

  • Marin Airporter Shuttle Service
    • Coming to House:
      • Marin Airporter bus leaves San Francisco Airport every half hour from 5:00 AM to midnight. You get off at the Hamilton Terminal in Novato (last stop). The current 2013 rate is $21 per person
        • NOTE: Passengers may ask driver to call for taxi at San Pedro Exit, home is a 2-3 minute drive to house. (or the Larkspur Landing Terminal- 6minute drive).
        • Central San Rafael Transit Center [More Info]
          Fares: [Adults $20.00] [Children 5-9 half-fare] [Children 4 and under FREE!]

  • Marin Door to Door provides transportation directly to Marin Vacation Home Retreat.  Operate 24/7 with advance reservations. (This is a cost effective alternative if you have multiple people in your group.)

  • Marin Shuttle Service:
    • available 24/7 - car or van service pick-up direct from home to Airport and vice-versa.

  • Western Eagle Shuttle Phone: 415-342-6444
    • Different from Marin Shuttle, this service provide's DIRECT, PRIVATE, door to door airport shuttle service to all major Bay Area airports(SFO,OAK,SJC).  Weddings, & Parties!

*Please verify all bus/ferry schedules with proper transit authorities

 Ferry System: 

     The Ferry system in Marin is an inexpensive way to see the San Francisco bay area in a unique and inspiring light. As you cruise the bay,  pass famous Alcatraz, the incredible Golden Gate Bridge span, feel th Marin hills with magistical Mt. Tam.  The waters of the SF bay give you the bay area, including the San Francisco skyline, along with the East bay, a great understanding of your position in the bay area. Enjoy viewing ocean sealife like seals and birds, modern yachts and ships , nature and the metro, all in one trip.

Ferry Services in Marin to San Francisco: from the Marin towns of Larkspur, Tiburon and Sausalito one can catch the ferry to San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal. On select events, such as a Giants game at the Pac Bell Ball Park (SF Giants home), the ferry will run at additional times from Larkspur Ferry Terminal (which is only 7 minutes from the home!).

Island destination Ferries from Marin:  Fun!!!! Great Vistas of the bay and SF!

  • Angel Island Ferry (a great picnicking, hiking, scenic and historic destination) can be reached by Tiburon or Sausalito Ferry Terminals.
  • Alcatraz Island Ferry leaves only via North San Francisco, Pier 33, which can be reached directly by taking the Ferry from Sausalito.

Limousine Services:

  • Pure Luxury Limousines - Marin
    • Wine Country tours, group weddings, group transportation
    • Book through Marin Vacation Home and enjoy 5%off listed prices!

Bus Service

For full update and departure times, click "Here" or on the following links:

Local Shuttle Service - free!  (non-airport oriented)

Local Taxis:

Marin Private Airports:

  • offers private flying lessons- call ahead to schedule!

For Video Info of Home and or Marin, click on following links:

Youtube video's:

House Video, click here            Marin video, click here

San Francisco's Retreat - The Marin Vacation Home:

Reservations / Contact Information: 

  • Click  Link at Left, "Contact Us" or "HERE" for contact page inquiery form.

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  • email:
  • phone: +1 (415) 233-6964

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  When you stay at the Marin Vacation Home Retreat your supporting Wildlife! 


How Marin Vacation Donates / Cares:

Marin Vacation Home Retreat is an Active Member of both organizations, Wildcare and Marine Mammal Centerboth organizations working hard to educate and help wildlife species get healthy and back to the where they belong, the wild.
  • Wildcare: 
    • Yearly Active Member   
    • Bi-annually: all sheets and towels donated for hospital/animal care.   
    • Wildcare Owl Box on Marin Vacation Home property to support local Owl populations.  Owls are also a great way to naturally advocate pest control without pesticides- and Marin Vacation is an environmental advocate. :)
  • Marine Mammal Center:  
    • Yearly Active Member   
    • Adopted Two (2) Seals for 2014: "Blond Bomber" & "LilaRach"
      "Blond Bomber" "LilaRach"

Organization Info of Wildcare & Marine Mammal Center:

Wildcare: *(6 minutes from the Marin Vacation Home!) 

Wildcare is a Marin organization dedicated to healing & releasing local wildlife back into it's natural surroundings.  It is also an institution dedicated to educating the local population on it's natural environment and the animals within.

   Help feed our hungry patients!  

Find a sick or injured animal?  Call!   (9am - 5pm!)   -  Hotline: #415-456-SAVE (7283)     

Marine Mammal Center: 

*(only 14 minute drive from the Marin Vacation Home- in the Golden Gate Recreation Area!)

"To expand knowledge about marine mammals—their health and that of their ocean environment—and to inspire their global conservation. Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers, and an engaged community."

Marine Mammal Center - 13mins from Marin Vacation  

  • Open to public daily: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  *(except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day)    
  • Admission is Free and no reservation is required!  *(unless you have a group of 10 or more people)



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