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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 !

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank daf57
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Keith M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank permia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ImportR06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fred_Merchant
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank woodshedempty
Reviewed 11 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Florence L
Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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
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.