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Bay Area Rapid Transit

San Francisco, CA
+1 415-989-2278
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BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) provides sustainable, all electirc train service to San Francisco bound visitors from around the world. BART trains operate daily service from San Francisco (SF) International (SFO) and Oakland International (OAK) airports to 4 downtown SF stations and 41 stations throughout the Bay Area. Trains operate to/from SFO 3-4 times an hour throughout the day until 11:50PM daily. The ride from SFO to SF takes 30 minutes and costs $8.65 one way or $17.30 round trip. Purchasing round trip ticket is recommended and can be purchased online in advance. BART trains to/from OAK to the Coliseum station operate every 5 minutes from 8:00AM to 8:00PM daily. The ride to SF costs $10.05 each way and takes 35 t0 40 minutes.
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“bart station” (16 reviews)
“oakland airport” (13 reviews)
“clipper card” (11 reviews)
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San Francisco, CA
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+1 415-989-2278
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My first experience on the San Francisco BART was very pleasant. I was pleased to see that there was a direct link with the airport and all major areas in/around SF. Staff was courteous and helpful even going as far as recommending places to visit...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The BART is a fantastic way of getting around the bay area quickly and on a budget. It resembles a 1970's sci-fi vision of futuristic transport and seems more solid and well thought out than many other metro systems but there is a dark side;...More

Thank Kit T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

1. NO restrooms. At Embarcadero Station at 7pm, daughter needed to go to restroom. 2. NO help. Not one could be found. Information kiosk empty. While walking around entire station, no BART workers, no security guards, no courtesy phones. We had to run to Ferry...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in San Francisco and we got air train from airport to Bart station. Was a bit confusing how to get a ticket, but service works well. Train got pretty full by the time we got to embarcadero station and we had suitcases so...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have never used the BART... as first timers in SF, we decided to try it twice. My #1 advice. look for the signs that say BA. In the Financial District they are thise escalators that go down underground. This will take you to either...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got around fine in San Fran with all the forms of transit - trains, busses and cable cars. It helps if you are used to the organic chaos of transit in a big city.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have travelled on many mass transit systems. The best are in London and Singapore. The one in San Fran cisco is not among them. Where other systems have a colour system that makes it easy to identify which line you are using, the BART...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We used the BART to get from San Francisco international Airport to the city centre and back and and luckily did our research on the journeys carefully in advance. Don’t expect to just turn up and have an easy ride, if you are used to...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

As a Canadian travelling to San Jose I flew into the San Fran airport and caught the BART to the train station all in all it's a very well laid out system. Definitely suggest to map out your transportation before you arrive so it's clear...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

We wanted to get to Golden Gate Park from Berkeley and back again, and we decided it made good sense to use BART and line N of the Muni. The frequency is not optimum, but the price is right. The cost of parking would have...More

1  Thank operalover939
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Darrell P
August 16, 2017|
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Response from jparker5777 | Reviewed this property |
Bart from the airport. Cable cars within the city. SF also has a great bus system
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Darrell P
August 16, 2017|
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Response from GramGramY | Reviewed this property |
The Clipper Card, in my Opinion, is the best, It is usable across many transit systems. You can get a card by applying online or at some retail outlets such as Walgreen's. There are discounted cards for Seniors & Disabled... More
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May 12, 2017|
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Response from Bryan H | Reviewed this property |
You can get a ticket at the airport. It's feasible to take your suitcases. I'd have to look Stratford hotel up to see how close it is to the Union Station stop.
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