Departing Oakland International Airport (OAK)


BART is the fast, easy and inexpensive way to get to Oakland International Airport. The convenient AirBART shuttle travels between the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART Station and OAK every 10 minutes during the day.

AirBART buses are fully accessible, with wheelchair lifts and tie-ins. Fares for AirBART are $3.00 for an adult, $1.00 for children (12 and under), seniors (65 and over) and persons with disabilities (with ID).

AirBART fare is payable in cash (exact change only) or a $3.00 BART ticket from a regular BART ticket machine (bus fare boxes will not return BART tickets with more than $3.00 in value).

Find schedules and fares to get to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART Station by using the BART QuickPlanner.

AirBART schedule:

Monday - Saturday
5:00 am to 6:00 am every 20 minutes
6:00 am to 12:00 midnight every 10 minutes

Sunday

8:00 am to 12:00 midnight every 10 minutes

The AirBART shuttle trip takes approximately 15 minutes. It stops in front of the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART Station on San Leandro Blvd. and in front of Terminal 1 and 2 (Southwest Airlines).

OAK AirBART pickup map

Getting back home on BART
Just walk to the AirBART stop outside the terminal after you retrieve your luggage. The bus comes every 10 minutes and takes 15 minutes or less to travel to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport station.

BART Tickets
Children 4 and under ride free. Everyone else must have a BART ticket. BART tickets are like debit cards with stored value. All BART stations have automatic ticket vending machines that accept nickels, dimes, quarters and $1 coins, as well as $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills. You can also use a credit card in select machines. BART's fare structure is built on a mileage-based formula therefore weekly or monthly passes are not available.

When you enter BART, insert your ticket into the fare gate and it will be returned to you. Use the same ticket when you exit. The correct fare will be automatically deducted and tickets with remaining value will be returned. If your ticket has too little value, a sign on the fare gate will read "Underpaid: Go to Addfare." A nearby Addfare vending machine will tell you how much additional fare you must add to your ticket to exit the BART system.

BART Schedule
BART has one of the highest on-time performance records in the nation, but to be prudent you should give yourself a little extra time in case you miss a transfer or an unanticipated delay occurs. Visit the BART QuickPlanner to look up BART times and use the convenient printable schedule version to take a copy with you. You can also check the BART System Map.

BART Weekday Service Hours
4:40 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

BART Weekend Airport Service Hours
Sat: 6:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Sun: 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Please make alternative airport travel plans if this schedule conflicts with early morning weekend flights.

Your Luggage
Please keep the aisles clear by storing your luggage under your seat or holding it on your lap. Some cars have space cleared by the doors to accommodate wheelchairs, bikes or strollers. If the space is not being used by a person with a disability, you may store your luggage there, but please keep it within your control at all times.

Accessibility
All BART stations are accessible to persons with disabilities. Elevators and fare gates designated for persons with disabilities may also be used by airline passengers with luggage.

Airport/Long Term Parking
Airport parking can be a hassle and is always expensive, except at BART. We offer very inexpensive long-term parking at many stations with easy online reservations. Visit the Long-term Parking section for more information.