New official BART App offers exclusive features for hassle-free travel

11.19.18

New official BART App offers exclusive features for hassle-free travel

BART is launching the free official BART app on both iOS App Store and Google Play Store to provide riders with a seamless experience in our stations and on our trains. The BART app will provide comprehensive information and navigation into one unified platform with personalized preferences. 

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The official BART app offers riders end-to-end trip planning, real-time departures with data straight from BART, service advisories, and the ability to save your favorite trips and stations. An exclusive feature to the app is BART’s new Trip Planner offering end-to-end multi-modal trip itineraries.  It allows BART riders, public transit users, and those who walk, bike or drive to our stations to plug in their starting point and destination to get the most transit-friendly and fastest route. The new Trip Planner includes 31 transit operators and provides interactive, personalized itineraries using the many modes of transportation and transit the Bay Area offers.

The BART app provides many exclusive features which will help answer and respond to some of our riders’ most pressing questions and issues:

  • Real-time departures, schedule timetables, and fare calculator
  • Station information, including information on secured bike parking and car parking
  • Escalator and elevator advisories
  • Real-time service disruption information on the Trip Planner
  • Step by step navigation with personalized preferences and saved favorite stations and trips
  • Ability to set favorites so user save time and key strokes
  • Easily see the last train of the evening by station when planning a night out or trip home from the airport
  • Report a Biohazard feature for items and messes that need immediate cleanup
  • Spanish and Chinese translations

“The official BART app makes it easy to avoid traffic and take BART wherever you are going, even if the destination isn’t located right next to one of our stations,” said BART Board President Robert Raburn. “The app unlocks the potential for a seamless connection between all modes of transportation and gives the user everything they need to navigate a trip in one place.”

BART is already working on future features for the official BART app, such as the ability to pay via the app for verified carpool parking spots and tailored push notifications if service disruptions affect the BART line of your choice.  

The BART app links to the BART Watch app, which riders can use to report suspicious and illegal activity happening in the stations or in trains.  Riders using the official BART app will be re-directed to BART Watch app if they have both apps on their smartphones or to a download link if they don’t already have BART Watch. 

BART plans to expand its breadth of digital services later this year with a new BART to Airport app offering discounted mobile tickets for group travel to and from the airport. 

Download the app 

Google Play Store 

Apple App Store 

The BART app