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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...more
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The BART is an excellent way for visitors to see the San Francisco Bay area. It is fast, efficient and affordable. Discounts and day/week passes are available so some research before you travel will enhance your trip. Highly recommended !
We took BART from SFO to Martinez—the windows were filthy, the homeless slept where they wanted and one looked stoned out of his mind—a man got on to pan handle, the inside of the train was dirty and an employee walked by the homeless and...More
We used it a few times during our stay. Once was to Oakland on a Sunday morning, so it wasn't crowded. It was interesting to see the vast port in Oakland when the train ascended from the tunnel and travelled overground.
The trip to Berkeley...More
Not being from a big city, I don’t need to use mass transit for my travels. Admittedly, was a bit overwhelmed on day 1 with trying to figure out the route and how to purchase a ticket. By day 2, I was a novice. By...More
Were staying way up in Richmond and needed to get to the Union Square area in San Francisco for an all day meeting on a weekday. We didn't relish driving to and from during rush hour both ways, so decided to use BART. Parked in...More
I remember BART from the late 1970s when it was modern and new. The system still works but... the trains are in terrible, aged and worn condition. There is wheelchair space on the train but no way to secure them. With the trains rapid acceleration...More
I've lived in the San Francisco Bay area for over 26 years. I'm sad to report, they Bay Area Rapid Transit System is the filthiest Metro System anywhere. You will see urine, blood, feces, and some of the most mentally ill people you will ever...More
We needed to take Bart from Point A to Point B and after having rode in many other trains in many other cities... this one needs to be updated as it loooooooks very old OH and it actually does feel old but not in the...More
We recently took a trip to France and Italy. We always take BART to SFO or OAKLAND airports. It is fast & efficient especially with bay area traffic. The best advice is to do a little home work and know the schedule. Also give yourself...More
Really think this is one of the better public transportation systems in the country. Easy access from SFO. Sometimes there is a line to get tickets, but it moves quickly. Usually pretty safe, though sometimes it is crowded. The stations are clean. Easily gets you...More
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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
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 as well as for Youth.
It can also be used on some of the ferries.
Do try the Clipper Card web page.
If you need to get somewhere in a hurry from point A to point B, You might want to use Lyft or Uber...