BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), San Francisco

 San Francisco BART Map

Map of San Francisco BART showing various Route Lines and Stations is below. Click on the Map to zoom it.

San Francisco BART Information

BART is a rapid transit system that serves the San Francisco Bay Area. The system began operations on the 11th of September 1972, and presently has 6 lines, serving 45 stations. Out of the 6 lines, 5 are rapid transit lines and 1 is an AGT line. The system has a total track length of about 172 km in total. As per data collected in 2015, the system has a daily ridership of 423,120 on weekdays, 207,539 on Saturdays and 151,562 on Sundays. Operated by the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, the system is considered to be  the fifth busiest rapid transit system in the USA. The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) connects to some of the surrounding areas and important cities around the San Francisco East Bay. Some of the cities the metro gets connected to are: Oakland, Berkeley, Dublin, Walnut Creek and Fremont.

San Francisco BART Interactive Map

San Francisco BART Hours / BART Schedule

The BART system starts operations at 4:00 am and runs until midnight on Weekdays. On Saturdays, the service starts operating at 6:00 am and runs till midnight. On Sundays, the service starts at 8:00 am till midnight. The frequency between trains on weekdays is 15 minutes. During nights, and whole day on weekends, the frequency is 20 minutes. For special occasions and holidays, the services are extended beyond midnight. After the BART services close, the system is supported by All Nighter bus service. Use the official website of BART to use the BART Trip Planner; you can also check  BART Schedule by Station or by Line

San Francisco BART Fares, Tickets and Cards

The BART system charges a minimum fare of $1.95 for journeys under 6 miles, with the exception of San Mateo County trips. The maximum fare for a one way journey, costs $15.70.

BART tickets can be purchased from vending machines at all stations. These tickets are smart cards that store credit. These cards are inserted at fare gates, where the right amount is deducted. The same ticket has to be used at exit.

BART fares are based on mileage, and therefore passes based on time, like weekly or monthly passes are not available.

Senior citizens 65 years of age and older can use BART Green Ticket. This card provides a discount of 62.5%. Students of middle and secondary school can use BART Orange Ticket, which provides 50% discount on the full fare. These are sold by the participating schools only. People with eligible disabilities can use BART Red Ticket, which provides a discount of 62.5% on fares. BART also provides tickets /cards for parking at stations. These are called BART EZ Rider Card.

San Francisco BART Parking

All BART stations don’t have parking facility. You will be needed to provide a daily fee for parking vehicles at BART stations. The daily parking fees differ in each station. Disabled people are also be required to pay parking fees. To park vehicles in the permit area, you have to purchase in advance single day, monthly or long term permit. Purchase BART EZ rider card to pay the parking fees at the station.

San Francisco BART Rules and Tips

Cell phone service is provided throughout the network. Wi-Fi service is available at few stations. BART allows bicycles on all trains and at all times with some specific restrictions. Transit of small domestic pets is also allowed provided they are inside carriers meant for transport of pets. The BART system also provides park and ride facility for a fee. The daily parking fee varies at each station. The fee is charged for parking between 4:00 am to 3:00 pm. The parking is free between 3:00 pm to 4:00 am. The parking can be paid through Cash Payment, BARD EZ Rider Card and BART Blue Ticket.

If you have lost any of your belonging, you can check get in touch with the BART Lost and Found department at 510 464-7090.If you are in some serious trouble, you can get in touch with the BART Police at 911 (Emergencies) or 877 679-7000 (Non Emergency). For complaints, call BART at phone number: 510 464-7134.

San Francisco BART Routes / BART Lines

All trains pass through Oakland, but the Richmond, Fremont route passes through the Transbay Tube towards San Francisco. Most segments have more than one route and most trains operate through five routes. . The five BART lines and their signage are given:

  • Orange Line –  the train operates daily from Richmond to Fremont.
  • Yellow Line –  the train operates daily from Pittsburg to San Francisco International Airport. During weeknights and weekends, the longest point to point BART system extends from the airport to Millbrae.
  • Green Line –  the train operates from Monday to Saturday from Fremont towards Daly City.
  • Red Line – the train runs from Richmond towards Millbrae. It operates from Monday to Saturday.
  • Blue Line – the train runs daily from Dublin to Daly City.
  • AGT Line – The train runs daily from the Oakland International Airport to the Coliseum Station.

San Francisco BART Services

The BART metro system offers certain services to assist the elderly and disabled. The services offered by them are:
● Special services for the blind or the people with poor vision.
● Special services for the people hard of hearing or deaf.
● Wheelchair and other limited mobility services.

For more information on the services offered by the San Franciso BART, you can visit their official website at:

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