First, some rules of the rails:
How to Pay
Riders pay for BART with Clipper, the Bay Area’s all-in-one transit card that is also accepted on other transit systems in the region, including San Francisco's Muni system.
Save $3 dollars by loading Clipper on your phone or Apple Watch and using Apple Pay and Google Pay.
When you get to the fare gate, you simply need to “tag and go” to pay for your ride. The correct fare will be automatically deducted. If you are using a BART paper ticket, insert your ticket at the fare gate and it will be returned to you. Use the same ticket when you exit. The correct fare will be automatically deducted and tickets with remaining value will be returned.
Fares are based on distance traveled. Weekly and monthly passes are not available. To find the cost of a particular BART trip, use the BART Fare Calculator.
Children 4 and under ride free but everyone else must have a Clipper card (a plastic card or in your digital wallet) or a BART paper ticket (only available at SFO) with funds loaded. Proof of payment is required.
BART offers a variety of fare discounts here.
BART connects San Francisco and Oakland to destinations across the East Bay and along the San Francisco peninsula—even reaching as far south as San Jose!
BART is not a 24-hour service. Trains operate from 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays, from 6 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays, and from 8 a.m. to midnight on Sundays. Service along certain lines may be limited on weekends. Trains run most frequently on weekdays.