Trip planning help for riders impacted by 9pm closure

04.21.21

Trip planning help for riders impacted by 9pm closure

BART currently closes at 9pm. We are planning to extend hours back to midnight, Monday-Saturday, beginning August 30, 2021.

We know closing early is an extreme hardship for many late-night travelers and we apologize. The current schedule was planned during a time of great ridership uncertainty and a fiscal emergency for BART. Closing early is a data driven approach that saves BART money and allows us to accelerate rebuilding work that takes place during the hours BART is closed, while impacting the fewest number of riders. Federal emergency money has helped close our current budget gap, but it isn’t enough to radically increase service quickly. The money does give us the ability to ramp back up and extend service to midnight in our next schedule change on August 30, 2021.

Please note that while we communicate that BART closes at 9pm, the closure time varies station by station depending on where you are going. Some trains run well beyond 9pm. Check your specific trip using our Trip Planner or Schedule by Station feature.

We outlined below several local bus options that provide service in our area after 9pm and AC Transit provides transbay service.

Need help planning alternative trips during hours BART is closed? Call the BART Transit Information Center.

8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday - Friday excluding most holidays

Phone Number:510-465-2278

Use the Trip Planner to plan alternative public transit trips

There are local bus agencies that provide service in our area after 9pm and AC Transit provides transbay service. Our Trip Planner provides customized bus alternatives based on your starting point and destination. 

On the Trip Planner, riders can plug in their home address, work address or their next destination to find the most transit-friendly route. Riders have the ability to combine other modes such as walking, bicycling and driving into their itinerary. Riders can plan hours and days ahead of their planned trip using the BART Trip Planner.

Transit options

AC Transit has created a special page outlining station by station bus options after 9pm. The page provides step by step alternative routes from inner East Bay BART stations to and from San Francisco, downtown Oakland, and downtown Berkeley between 9:00 p.m. and midnight: https://www.actransit.org/bus-alternatives-for-inner-east-bay-bart-stations-between-900-p-m-and-midnight

Other systems the currently offer some level of service around BART's service area after 9pm:


Si desea recibir ayuda para planificar su recorrido en tiempo real, sírvase poner en contacto con el Centro de Información sobre el Transporte de BART llamando al 510-465-2278, de lunes a viernes, de 8:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m. (cerrado los fines de semana y principales días festivos). Hable con el Agente de la Estación si requiere ayuda durante horas hábiles de BART.

如欲獲得即時協助以規劃行程,請聯絡 BART 的交通資訊中心,電話為 510-465-2278,服務時間是平日上午 8:00 至晚上 6:00(週末及主要假日休息)。在 BART 正常行車時間內,請見站務人員,尋求現場協助