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BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)

San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa counties are the primary communities served by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit). A transbay tunnel, under the bay, links the East Bay counties to San Francisco and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).


BART operates 104 miles of track, serving 43 stations with 5 routes. It is a useful, reliable form of transportation; particularly if your destination is within walking distance of a BART station. However, with 43 stations serving hundreds of square miles, in many cases you will have to transfer to another form of transportation to get to your destination.

Hours of Operation

BART operates 365 days a year, from 4 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. on Sunday. Each station's closing time coincides with the schedule for the last train beginning at approximately midnight.

Trains run about every 20 minutes or more frequently.

Fares & Tickets

Fares are based upon your departure and destination station. The minimum fare is $1.75 and the maximum is $7.05. Children 4 and under ride free. Purchase your ticket before entering the terminal area. When you pass through the automatic gate, it will take your ticket, record your departure station and return your ticket. You will need your ticket at your destination station at which point the fare will be deducted from your ticket. If you do not have adequate funds on your ticket, you can use an "add-on" fare machine to add sufficient funds to pay for the fare.


  • A-line from Fremont to Lake Merritt, 23.8 miles
  • M, W and Y-line from Oakland West to Millbrae, 27 miles
  • R-line from Richmond to MacArthur, 10.6 miles
  • C-line from Pittsburg/Bay Point to Rockridge, 29.3 miles
  • L-line Dublin/Pleasanton to Castro Valley, 14 miles

Station Features

Elevators, ramps, platform edge warning titles for the vision-impaired and specially marked parking stalls permit full access to the system by elderly and handicapped persons.

Bicycle and motorcycle racks, plus special bicycle locks for extra security, are available at all stations except those in the downtown areas of Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco.

For more information about routes, schedules and fares visit BART.

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