Alcatraz Island

Local nameAlcatraz Island
LocationSan Francisco, United States

The well-known Alcatraz used to function as a prison with famous prisoners such as Al Capone. Nowadays, this place is a great museum of its history. You are invited to see its cellhouse, dining room, library, lighthouse and much more.

Though you can easily explore the island on your own, there is a number of free tours and programs available. If you prefer a more guided visit, opt for the night tour which includes more commentary.

You can get to the island by commercial ferries - tickets are sold by date and time. The time you can spend on the island is limited only by the last departing ferry. It is strongly recommended to buy tickets in advance as they frequently sell out. Also note that the island is home to thousands of seabirds – do not feed or disturb them.

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Alcatraz, Madame Tussauds, San Francisco Dungeon from 106 USD
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Opening hours

Mon, Thu - Sun: 8:45 am - 8:30 pm
Tue, Wed: 8:45 am - 6:15 pm

Ferry service starts at 8:45 am and runs approx. every half an hour.


Early Bird / Day Tour
Adult (18-61): $37.25
Junior (12-17): $37.25
Child (5-11): $23
Senior (62+): $35.25
Toddlers (0-4): Free

Night Tour
Adult (18-61): $44.25
Junior (12-17): $43.25
Child (5-11): $26.50
Senior (62+): $41.25
Toddlers (0-4): Free

Tickets go on sale 90 days in advance.

There are other tours available, please check the official website.

More information and contact


Official website


Alcatraz Cruises website


Phone +1 415 981 7625

Address Alcatraz Landing, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Coordinates 37°49'37.402" N -122°25'23.015" E

Tours and activities: Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz, Madame Tussauds, San Francisco Dungeon

from 106 USD

Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour

from 91 USD

Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Day Trip

from 79 USD

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