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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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San Francisco, CA
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+1 415-989-2278
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bart is the most convenient, hassle free, traffic wise, cheapest and easiest way to travel to or from downtown and the suburbs ...the Airport. It runs frequently and takes you right to the Airport. I have caught Shuttles before but they tend to meander...More

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Yokely, Manager at Bay Area Rapid Transit, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the positive, accurate, thoughtful review. Glad you had a good experience riding BART.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Liked it very much and used it often during my stay near San Francisco airport. First time could not figure out how to get a ticket from the ticket machine. E.g. going downtown you either insert 10 bucks max ! and than you have to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used BART for round trip from SFO to Powell Street Station in downtown San Francisco. It was cheap ($20) round trip and I had a few blocks walk with luggage to get to my hotel but not bad at all. BART gives plenty of information...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I frequently travel to Berkeley, arriving in the Bay area at San Francisco International Airport, and often take BART from the airport to the downtown Berkeley station. It's cheap (about $10 at the time of writing, vs. a taxi fare that runs...More

Thank AnnArborMiBob
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of walking to get to tourist areas and between stations. Have to use bus, trolley or uber. The stations outside are filthy and pee smelling with homeless everywhere. Inside station and trains seems clean. We used it to get from Oakland to SF cost...More

Thank Born_to_go61
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not as safe as it use to be. Homeless are a bit more aggressive and not a lot of security. Be careful and watch your back.

Thank ChavSanti
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Kind of hard to navigate as a tourist but there are info desks with real people that made it easy. $8 to get from Oakland to San Francisco. Great way to people watch

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Worked for us, as we were visiting family near Walnut Creek. This was our main in and out to and from the city, and made for simple, cheap and quick transportation. Seemed safe enough, but we only took it during daylight (not because we were...More

Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

The Bart system is a cesspool of filth, inundated by the homeless in the stations and trains alike and is managed by employees who just couldn't care less With the millions of dollars of revenue generated each day, some one has to know what is...More

Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Caught the BART to downtown San Francisco - found the ticket purchase a bit confusing because they add a 50c surcharge on at certain times - don't bother prebooking on any sites - cost us $9.85 to get from the airport into town.

Thank Tracey F
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Darrell P
16 August 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
16 August 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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12 May 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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