Using BART

Welcome to BART!

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) connects the San Francisco Peninsula with Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, San Jose, Walnut Creek, Dublin/Pleasanton and other cities in the East Bay. 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

Due to COVID-19 BART is temporarily running the following service hours:

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

On weekdays trains run every 30 minutes. On Saturday, trains run every 20 minutes. On Sunday, trains run every 24 minutes. Check the schedule for details.

Fares and Tickets

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Ticket Overview
Where to Buy

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.
19th Street, Embarcadero, Powell Street, Downtown Berkeley, Antioch and Pittsburg Center Stations only sell Clipper cards with a $3 acquisition fee. (paper tickets can't be purchased).

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.

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