Using BART

Welcome to BART!

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) connects the San Francisco Peninsula with communities in the East Bay and South Bay. BART service currently extends as far as Millbrae, Richmond, Antioch, Dublin/Pleasanton, and Berryessa/North San José.

For more than 45 years BART has provided fast, reliable transportation to downtown offices, shopping centers, tourist attractions, entertainment venues, universities and other destinations for Bay Area residents and visitors alike.

Rider Guide

Operating Hours

BART operates during the following hours:

Weekdays (5:00 am - 12:00 am) 
Saturday (6:00 am - 12:00 am)
Sunday (8:00 am - 9:00 pm)
Why doesn't BART run 24 hours?

Fares and Clipper Cards

Fare Calculator
Fares Overview
Where to Buy

Clipper is now the only fare product available to purchase fares systemwide. There is a $3 acquisition fee to purchase card. Clipper is the Bay Area’s all-in-one transit card administered by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Clipper is reusable, reloadable, and regionally accepted on other transit systems. Clipper is now also available on Apple iOS (iPhone, Apple Watch) and Android devices

BART’s Excursion Fare is $6.20 (for a Clipper Card) or $6.70 (regular adult paper ticket). It allows anyone to tour the BART system for up to three hours if you enter and exit at the same station. If you want to exit shortly after you enter, you must see an Station Agent to avoid the excursion fare.

Safety and Security

BART is continually upgrading safety and security measures to help keep our riders and employees out of harm's way. Please follow these important safety tips while riding BART and review our Injury Prevention Guide.

Sexual harassment will not be tolerated on BART. Our #NotOneMoreGirl campaign includes a resource website to learn about reporting and preventing harassment and resources available including bystander intervention training.

Read the Customer Code of Conduct

Accessible Services

BART has a number of features to make it easier for seniors and persons with disabilities to use the system.

Learn more about discount tickets, elevators, escalators and other accessible services.

Title VI

BART is committed to complying with the requirements of Title VI in all of its federally funded programs and activities. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint.

Social Resources

BART is developing a strategic plan- a coordinated and comprehensive approach that maintains a safe and clean environment for riders—while connecting homeless people who seek shelter in our system to services and resources.

Learn about our efforts

Read the Customer Code of Conduct