Ticket Sales, Group Sales

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Vending Machines

In Person Ticket Sales

Tickets by Mail

Group Sales and Student Group Sales

Automatic Ticket and Clipper Vending Machines

BART stations sell tickets and Clipper cards through automatic vending machines that accept nickels, dimes, quarters and $1 coins, as well as $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills. There is a one-time $3 per card purchase charge from Clipper. Credit and debit cards may be used at all stations in select machines.

Antioch and Pittsburg Center Stations: Only Clipper cards are available for purchase, tickets are not available for purchase at Antioch or Pittsburg Center vending machines. Fare gates will accept Clipper cards and tickets. Ticket surcharges per trip still apply at these stations.

Online Option

The only method to purchase BART fares online is www.clippercard.com. Clipper is an all-in-one transit card that keeps track of any passes, discount tickets, ride books and cash value that you load onto it, while applying all applicable fares, discounts and transfer rules. The value becomes available in 1-2 days. If you set up Autoload at clippercard.com the value is available immediately after a one-time credit or bank-card authorization process.

BART to Airport app mobile ticketing

BART is doing a one year test of mobile ticketing (through 12/2/19) with the BART to Airport app. It offers discounted mobile tickets for group airport travel. Learn more about how it works and download the app.

In Person

Lake Merritt (Oakland), Embarcadero (San Francisco), 12th Street/Oakland City Center (Oakland) Stations, Ferry Building (San Francisco) and San Francisco International Airport terminals sell tickets or provide services:

BART Customer Service Center@ Lake Merritt Station

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Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am–5pm 

Location: Lake Merritt Station (concourse level), 800 Madison Street, Oakland, CA 94607

The Customer Services Center has a sales window in both the free and paid areas.

Telephone: 510-464-7136

Tickets/Services:

  • Debit/Credit Cards accepted for all transactions.
  • Blue Tickets for Sale: $5, $20, $45 and $60 tickets
  • Red Tickets (Youth/Disabled): Limit of 3 per person, per day
  • Green Tickets (Senior): Limit of 3 per person, per day
  • Ticket Surcharge: There are ticket surcharges -$0.50 per trip for Blue tickets, 19 cents for Green and Red tickets for people with disabilities. Red tickets for youth age 5 through 18 pay a 25 cent surcharge per trip. Riders are encouraged to get the applicable Clipper card (www.clippercard.com) to avoid the surcharge.
  • Ticket Exchange Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Ticket Exchange Limits: Blue Ticket - 1 demagnetized ticket limit; Red Ticket -10 ticket limit; Green Ticket -10 ticket limit
  • Commuter Checks: Limit of 10 per person, per day.
  • Senior Clipper Card (age 65 and over): Issued immediately. Show proof-of-age document such as driver's license, state ID card, birth certificate, passport, or other document verifying age.
  • Youth Clipper Card (age 5 thru 18): Issued immediately. Show proof-of-age document such as driver's license, state ID card, birth certificate, passport, student ID card with date of birth, or other official document verifying age.
  • Clipper RTC Discount ID or Regional Transit Connection Discount ID Card (disability card): Qualified persons with disabilities can obtain and process an application for the card here.
  • Paratransit ticket books $10 book for 10 tickets and $40 book for 40 tickets
  • BikeLink cards

SENIOR/DISABILITY RIDERS: If you are a senior/disabled passenger who requires an attendant on transit, you and your attendant must both have personalized RTC Discount ID Cards in order for the attendant to pay the reduced fare. Transit agencies that do not accept Clipper ® require an RTC card to be eligible for the agency’s discount fare.

Clipper® Customer Service Center @ Embarcadero Station

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Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 am – 7 pm; Saturday, 9am – 2 pm

Location: Embarcadero Station (concourse level), 298 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

Tickets/Services:

  • Personal Debit/Credit Cards,Paper Commuter Vouchers & TranServe Commuter Debit/Credit Cards: Accepted
  • WageWorks or Commuter Check Debit/Credit Cards: NOT accepted
  • BART Tickets:

Blue Tickets for Sale: $45 and $60 tickets

Red Tickets (Youth/Disabled)

Green Tickets (Senior)

  • Adult Clipper Card: Issued immediately
  • Senior Clipper Card: Issued immediately
  • Youth Clipper Card: Issued immediately. Requires proof of eligibility such as a copy of a birth certificate, passport, or other official document verifying age.
  • Clipper RTC Discount ID Card (disabled):Applications NOT accepted
  • Damaged Tickets: See any BART station agent

For further assistance, contact Transit Information Center at www.bart.gov/siteinfo/contact.

BART Ticket Exchange @ 12th Street/Oakland City Center Station

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Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 10 am – 1:30 pm, 2:45 pm – 6 pm

Location: 12th Street/Oakland City Center Station, 1245 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

Telephone: Customer Services at 510-464-7134

Tickets/Services: Tickets with minimal values can be consolidated into a larger single ticket. Please note the following restrictions:

  • Additional cash may be required
  • 12th Street will consolidate tickets to the nearest dollar i.e. $2, $3, $4 etc.
  • Maximum of 30 tickets per transaction
  • Tickets submitted for exchange must have been purchased by cash or debit card
  • Tickets purchased with a credit card must be processed for a refund by a Station Agent
  • No cash refunds

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Terminals (6 locations)

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Location: San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA 94128

Tickets/Services: Blue(Adult), Red (Disabled/Youth) and Green (Senior) tickets are sold at:

  • Arrival Level International Terminal A
  • Arrival Level International Terminal G
  • Arrival Level Terminal 1
  • Arrival Level Terminal 2
  • Arrival Level Terminal 3
  • Departure Level International Terminal G

BART serves the San Francisco International Airport Station inside International Terminal, Level 3. All terminals are accessible by free AirTrain shuttle service. For SFO map, please go to www.flysfo.com.

Purchase Tickets at a Retail Location

BART red and green discount tickets are sold at some retail locations around the Bay Area.

Tickets by Mail (1-10 tickets)

To purchase 1 to 10 tickets of Blue High Value, Green (seniors), Red (Youth/Disabled), or Paratransit book of tickets, fill out this Tickets by Mail form and mail it to BART Customer Services Center, LMA-C, P.O. Box 12688, Oakland, Ca 94604-2688 with a check or money order made payable to BART. Call 510-464-7136 with questions.

Group Tickets Sales (orders 20 or more)

For orders over 19 Blue tickets, 3 Red tickets, or 3 Green tickets call Group Sales at 510-464-6964 or email us at groupsales@bart.gov.  BART needs 21 working days to complete group orders. Checks, money orders and credit cards are accepted. You may also fill out the Tickets by Mail form and email it to groupsales@bart.gov or mail it to BART Group Sales, 300 Lakeside Drive, 22nd Floor, Oakland, Ca 94612

Purchase Tickets for a Student Group

Students on a school-sponsored field trip for an educational purpose are eligible for a 62.5% discount to the full blue ticket fare when purchased through Group Sales. Adult chaperones pay the full blue ticket fare. Students must be chaperoned by adults and enter and leave stations as a group. Click here for more details on how to purchase group tickets for school sponsored field trips.

Ticket Surcharge

There are ticket surcharges -$0.50 per trip for Blue tickets,19 cents for Green and Red tickets for people with disabilities. Red tickets for youth age 5 through 18 pay a 25 cent surcharge per trip. Riders are encouraged to get the applicable Clipper card (www.clippercard.com) to avoid the surcharge.

Refund, Exchange or Donate Tickets

Learn more about claiming a ticket refund, consolidating tickets or donating the unused portion to local nonprofit.