Rider Guide

Welcome to BART!

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) connects the San Francisco Peninsula with Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, Walnut Creek, Dublin/Pleasanton and other cities in the East Bay. For more than 40 years BART has provided fast, reliable transportation to downtown offices, shopping centers, tourist attractions, entertainment venues, universities and other destinations for Bay Area residents and visitors alike.

Operating Hours

Weekdays (4:00 am - Midnight)
Saturday (6:00 am - Midnight)
Sunday (8:00 am - Midnight)
Why doesn't BART run 24 hours?

On weekdays trains run every 15 minutes. On nights and weekends trains run every 20 minutes. In many cases, service extends past midnight. Check the schedule for details.

Fares and Tickets

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Also, BART’s Excursion Fare allows anyone to tour the BART system (all 44 stations) for up to three hours on a $5.75 fare, as long as you enter and exit at the same station.

Safety and Security

BART is one of the safest transit systems in the nation thanks to uncompromising programs with our most important safety partner: you. Join our "Eyes and Ears" on the lookout for suspicious behavior. Review our safety rules and practical tips when riding BART.

Accessible Services

BART has a number of features to make it easier for seniors and persons with disabilities to use the system. Learn more about discount tickets, elevators, escalators and other accessible services.

Title VI

BART is committed to complying with the requirements of Title VI in all of its federally funded programs and activities. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint.