The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system is the fast, easy, inexpensive way to travel around the Bay Area. BART’s all electric trains travel to/from Pittsburgh/Bay Point, Richmond, Dublin/Pleasanton, Fremont and Oakland International Airport in the East Bay. Trains from the East Bay go through the Transbay tube and under the San Francisco Bay to/from San Francisco and cities on the San Francisco Peninsula to San Francisco International Airport and Millbrae. The Millbrae station connects to Caltrain service to South Bay cities, such as Palo Alto and San Jose. BART’s average weekday ridership is approximately 430,000 passengers.
Primarily built to reduce commuter traffic, BART has added service to San Francisco and Oakland airports to support the need for reliable, low cost and sustainable airport transportation for residents and visitors to the Bay Area. BART is also used by millions of visitors to travel around the Bay Area on their sightseeing adventures.
- BART @ San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
BART is the fast, easy, low-cost way to get from SFO to San Francisco or other cities. Round-trip BART fares from SFO to downtown San Francisco is $17.90 ($8.95 one-way), about the same as one-way shuttle vans ($19) and $80 less then round trip taxis. SFO trains arrive/depart 3–4 times per hour until 11:50 p.m. daily. These four downtown San Francisco stations are located close to many popular hotels and destinations: Civic Center (upper Market St. area); Powell (Moscone West, Union Square, SOMA & Cable Car); Montgomery (Financial District, Moscone North and South, SOMA); Embarcadero (lower Market, taxis to Fisherman’s Wharf, Embarcadero Center) To avoid ticketing lines in the station you can buy SFO round-trip tickets in advance to any city/station served. by BART.
- BART @ Oakland International (OAK)
Taking BART from Oakland International (OAK) is the convenient, fast, low cost way to get to San Francisco, cities beyond San Francisco. The sleek, new OAK BART train goes to the Coliseum station where you take a train to your final destination. OAK trains depart daily every 5 minutes from 8 a.m-8 p.m. Service is less frequent at other times. Round trip BART fares from OAK to San Francisco ($20.40), downtown Oakland ($15.90 round trip; $7.95 one-way) and other East Bay cities are less than half the cost of taxis or shuttles to the same destination. If you’re visiting friends or relatives we suggest taking BART and having them pick you up at a station in their area. Get more information on BART to OAK.
- Explore San Francisco & East Bay
BART is the car-free way to travel and see the Bay Area too. Our conveniently located stations are close to many of the Bay Area's most popular destinations. These are a few of the most popular destination/stations: Union Square/Powell Station, Museum of Modern Art/Montgomery Station, Asian Art Museum/Civic Center Station, University of California, Berkeley/Downtown Berkeley Station, Ferry Building/Embarcadero Station, Coliseum Station/Oakland A’s/Raiders/Warriors games. Here’s more information about places to go and things to do on BART.
- BARTable Sightseeing is fun
There are all kinds of fun, exciting things to see and do by BART: Dining and bar hopping in Uptown Oakland, Rockridge or Temescal neighborhoods; taking in a concert at Yoshi’s Jazz Club or the Fox Oakland Theater; plays at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre or a meal in the famed Berkeley Gourmet Ghetto, hiking in the East Bay hills or Lake Chabot; a visit to Lake Merritt and the surrounding area or exploring charming, quant suburban towns such as Orinda, Lafayette or Walnut Creek. You’ll find plenty of fun things to see and do that are totally BARTable.