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BART & Public Transportation

Take BART to avoid sitting in Bay Area traffic. BART trains connect Oakland International Airport with downtown San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and many other Bay Area destinations.

During most hours, trains depart every 6 minutes from OAK.

Weekdays 5 am – 11 pm:
Every 6 minutes
11 pm – Midnight:
Every 20 minutes
Saturdays 6 am – 11 pm:
Every 6 minutes
11 pm – Midnight:
Every 20 minutes
Sundays 8 am – 11 pm:
Every 6 minutes
11 pm – Midnight:
Every 20 minutes

The BART station is just across the street from the OAK terminals. Take a quick 8-minute train ride from OAK to the Coliseum BART station, which has connecting service to all BART destinations. See map below, or plan your trip using the QuickPlanner.

For the full BART system map, click here.

To/from Downtown Oakland
From Coliseum Station, transfer to a Richmond-bound train. It takes about 12 minutes to get to the 12th Street/Oakland City Center station, right downtown, a few blocks from Oakland Chinatown and Jack London Square. To return to OAK, take a Warm Springs-bound train to the Coliseum station and go upstairs to transfer to an OAK train at Platform 3.

To/from Downtown San Francisco
From Coliseum Station, transfer to a San Francisco/Daly City-bound train for a 21-minute ride to downtown San Francisco. From BART’s four downtown San Francisco stations, it’s an easy walk or short cab ride to most downtown destinations including hotels and the Moscone Convention Center. Find your hotel on this San Francisco BART map.

To return to OAK, take a Warm Springs/South Fremont or Dublin/Pleasanton-bound train to the Coliseum station and go upstairs to transfer to an OAK train at Platform 3.

BART Tickets
Children 4 and under ride free. All other passengers must have a BART ticket or Clipper card. BART tickets are like debit cards with stored value.

For travelers landing at OAK, there is no need to purchase a BART ticket or Clipper card until after you arrive at the Coliseum BART station. Purchase a BART ticket or regional Clipper card on Platform 3.

Ticket vending machines accept cash, credit, or debit cards. BART’s fares are based on travel distance. To find your fare, click here
To enter the BART system, insert your ticket into the fare gate and it will be returned to you, or tap your Clipper card on the top of the fare gate. Use the same ticket or card when you exit. The correct fare will be deducted automatically. If your ticket has too little value, a sign on the fare gate will tell you to go to a nearby Addfare vending machine where you can add enough value to your ticket to exit the BART system.

Luggage may be stowed under your seat, held in your lap, or placed on the floor next to you. Please keep the doorways clear.

All BART stations have elevators and wide faregates that provide extra space for large luggage.

Airport/Long Term Parking
BART offers inexpensive long-term parking at many stations with easy online reservations.


AMTRAK to OAKamtrak.com

For Amtrak schedules and information, call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) or your local travel agent.

From Oakland – Jack London Square station:

  • The Capitols — San Jose to Sacramento, 12 times daily, Mon.-Fri.; 9 times daily, weekends/holidays.
  • The Coast Starlight — Los Angeles to Seattle, daily.
  • The California Zephyr — Oakland to Chicago, including Reno, daily.

Travelers may coordinate transportation from the Jack London Square station to Oakland International Airport by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

From Oakland – Coliseum/Oakland Airport station:

  • The Capitols — San Jose to Sacramento, 6 times daily, Mon.-Fri.; 5 times daily, weekends/holidays.

Travelers should follow the signs to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART station. AirBART shuttle and AC Transit Line #50 operate regular schedules between the Coliseum BART station and Oakland International Airport for an additional fee.

AC Transit

Line 73 connects OAK with the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART station every 15 minutes between 4:56 a.m. and 12:06 a.m. Line 21 operates between Oakland Fruitvale and Alameda. Line 805 is the late-night service that connects OAK with the Coliseum/OaAC Transitkland Airport BART station and downtown Oakland every hour between 12:35 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. For a complete Line 805 schedule, click here.

In addition to its airport service, AC Transit, the third-largest public bus system in California, operates in 13 cities and adjacent unincorporated areas in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, offering 78 local lines and 27 Transbay lines to San Francisco and the Peninsula. AC Transit buses connect with nine other public and private bus systems, 21 BART stations, six Amtrak stations, and three ferry terminals.

Local bus fare is $2.10 for adults 19 to 64, $1.05 for youth (ages 5-18) and $1.05 for seniors (ages 65+) and the disabled. Children under age 5 are free. Transfers to other AC Transit buses is an additional $0.25 and must be purchased upon boarding the first bus. Transfers between AC Transit and the BART system are also available for an additional $1.85 when purchased inside the BART stations.

Visit actransit.org for more information. For personalized trip-planning assistance, call 511 and say “AC
Transit.” For TDD (telephone devices for the deaf only), call 1-800-448-9790.