Transportation to & From Marin Vista House to popular Bay Area spots

Marin Transportation

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

Marin County Larkspur Ferry Terminal to San Francisco

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International Airports near Marin Vista House
(Marin to: San Francisco, Angel Island, or Alcatraz Island)

Smart Train Service (Marin/Sonoma)

(\Airporters to/from house)
(To West Marin-Free!)
(In Marin / Bay Area)
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Train Service:  New to Marin/Sonoma County 2017/18!

  • SMART Train: Daily service running to and from Sonoma County / Marin County
    • Smart Train Website:
    • Train connects to San Francisco via Marin larkspur Ferry System, Larkspur, Ca.
      • 2 stations for Marin Vista House use either of these:
        • Marin Civic Center Station:
          • 3801 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA
            • Wheelchair Accessible
            • Transit Connections
            • Bike Racks & Bike Lockers available.
            • Parking:
              • SMART passengers can park for free along McInnis Pkwy., which runs parallel to the Civic Center station.
              • Additional free street parking is available on nearby Merrydale Rd., the frontage road on the west side of Highway 101.
                • Located just north of train tracks.  Notice a walkway that leads to the station.
                • SMART rider parking is not allowed on Civic Center property.
        • San Rafeal Station:


International Airports:

  • SFO: San Francisco International Airport
    • 45mins / 1hr to Marin Vista House from SFO.
    • Marin Airporter has excellent service direct to Marin County from SFO (see below - Airporters)
  • OAK:  Oakland International Airport
    • 40-45 mins to Marin Vista House from OAK.


Marin County - Airporters , Shuttles, Taxi services in Marin:

  • Marin Airporter Shuttle Service:
    • Very clean and direct to Marin!
    • Picks up every half hour from Airport and hubs. 
    • Goes direct to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) from Marin County (approximately a 45 minute to 1 hour drive).
    • Airporter Fares (one way): [Adults $20.00] [Children 5-9 half-price]
    • Driver will hook you up with Taxi service, upon request, when onboard bus.
      • Hubs  Please verify all bus/ferry schedules with proper transit authorities
        • San Pefro Exit:  Ask driver to drop your group off at this exit - it is the closest to the house- 2-3minute drive.
          • Driver will hook you up with Taxi service, (to be at the location where he will drop your group off), upon request, when your group is onboard bus. 
        • Central San Rafael Transit Center [More Info]  (4-5 minutes from house)
          • Buses depart: 15 minutes past every hour.
            First bus departs for SFO: 4:15 AM   /   Last bus departs for SFO: 10:15 PM
        • Larkspur Landing Terminal [More Info] (7 minutes from house)
          • Buses depart: Every 30 minutes, on the hour and half-hour.
          • First bus departs for SFO: 4:00 AM   /   Last bus departs for SFO: 11:00 PM   
  • Marin Door to Door shuttle service:
  • Western Eagle Shuttle Phone: 415-342-6444Different 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!

TAXI Service in Marin:

  • Uber Car Taxi:
    • Seamlessly connect riders to drivers through smartphone "apps"
    • Need to have a smart phone - works great!  Hip new way to get around in style at a fare price).  :)
  • Marin Green Cab



From Marin, it is easy to get to the city while exploring the incredible San Francisco Bay!


Marin 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 the Marin hills with majestic 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 sea life 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.

*15 minute drive from Marin Vista House to Tiburon Ferries

Marin Bus Service: 

Local Shuttle Service

Marin Local Taxis

  • ​​​​​Uber  Car Services
    • Download "app" onto your phone or computer.  Ask for a bid to where your going!  Easier than you think!!
    • Uber connects riders with drivers through its user friendly app.  Originated in San Francisco - become part of the Silicon Valley frenzy - it has been a huge success!

Private Airports in Marin County / Nearby:

  • Gnoss Field, Novato, Marin County Airport(15 minutes from house)
    • offers private flying lessons- call ahead to schedule!
  • San Rafael Airport, San Rafael, Marin. (20 minutes from house)
  • Napa County Airport, Napa.
    • Address:  2030 Airport Road, Napa, CA 94558
    • Phone: (707) 253-4300
    • offers private flying lessons- call ahead to schedule!
  • Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport,  Santa Rosa, CA  (50 minutes from house)
  • Petaluma Airport, Petaluma. (35 minutes from house)
    • 601 Sky Ranch Dr, Petaluma, CA 94954​
    • phone:  #707) 778-4404

Good website on above and other airports nearby; includes instrument rating:


Electric Vehicle Charging Stations:

  • Please do not charge your electric vehicle at the houseBecause it is a older house and the electrical is being used at capacity,   charging using house electricity causes the circuit breakers to pop bc can't handle the load.  
Locations to charge your electric vehicle in Marin: :
  • Efficient, fast and convenient locations near the Marin Vista House:
    • Northgate MallSears Garage (3-4 minutes from house- tons to shop while car charging!):
      • 2 standard charge plugs 
      • Northgate Drive, San Rafael, Ca. 94903
    • Civic center (3-4 minutes from house - great library and grounds with lake to walk, also kids park):
      • County of Marin - Exhibit Hall
        10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903
        Phone: 888-758-4389
        Electric charging types: Level 1, Level 2
      • County of Marin - Civic Center
        3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael, CA 94903
        Phone: 888-758-4389
        Electric charging types: Level 1, Level 2
    • Downtown San Rafael (4-5 minutes from house - fun downtown to stroll!):
      • San Rafael Public Parking  908 5th Ave San Rafael, CA 94901
        • Ports: 2 EV Plug (J1772)s Stations
        • ChargePoint: EV Plug (J1772)

        San Rafael West End Center
        1815 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901
        Phone: 888-758-4389
        Electric charging types: Level 1, Level 2

        City of San Rafael - C Street Garage
        900 C St, San Rafael, CA 94901
        Phone: 888-758-4389
        Electric charging types: Level 2

        City of San Rafael - 3rd Street Garage
        1116 3rd St, San Rafael, CA 94901
        Phone: 888-758-4389
        Electric charging types: Level 2

        San Rafael Corporate Center Garage
        775 Lindaro St, San Rafael, CA 94901
        Phone: 888-758-4389 415-721-2222
        Electric charging types: Level 2

        • Target (9 minutes from house):
          • 125 Shoreline Pkwy, San Rafael, CA 94901
          • Phone (415) 299-6112
          • ChargePoint - EV Plug (J1772), EV Plug (J1772), EV Plug (J1772), EV Plug (J1772),  Custom Ports 6.1 k
          • Cost:  First 2 hours free, then $2/hour.  (Not available when store is closed)
          • Total of 20 charging stations.
    • Larkspur Ferry Building (for when cruising into the city via the SF Bay - 7minutes from the house)
      • Golden Gate Ferry Terminal
        101 E Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Larkspur, CA 94939
        Phone: 415-925-5571
        Electric charging types: Level 2


  • Other Marin charging locations outside San Rafael (and more coming daily- this list is as of 5/2016):
    • The Club at Harbor Point
      • 475 E Strawberry Dr
      • Mill Valley, CA 94941
      • Phone: 888-758-4389
      • Electric charging types: Level 1, Level 2
    • Good Earth
      • 720 Center Blvd
      • Fairfax, CA 94930
      • Phone: 888-998-2546
      • Electric charging types: DC Fast
    • Berg Holdings
      • 2330 Marinship Way
      • Sausalito, CA 94965
      • Phone: 888-758-4389
      • Electric charging types: Level 1, Level 2
    • BioMarin Pharmaceutical
      • 105 Digital Dr
      • Novato, CA 94949
      • Phone: 888-758-4389
      • Electric charging types: Level 2
    • City of Belvedere - City Hall
      • 450 San Rafael Ave
      • Tiburon, CA 94920
      • Phone: 888-758-4389
      • Electric charging types: Level 1, Level 2

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