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San Francisco Airport (SFO) RT transfer to San Francisco or Oakland or Berkeley

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What to Expect
BART is quick, easy, and traffic free: 3-4 trains every hour from SFO.  Ride to downtown SF in just 30 minutes. 
Avoid congested Bay Area traffic by purchasing a voucher redeemable for a $21 BART ticket for your airport transfer on your trip.
Most downtown SF hotels are located within easy walking distance of a BART station (Civic Center, Powell, Montgomery and Embarcadero). The Moscone Convention Center is also a short walk from the Powell and Montgomery stations. In addition, there are several famous attractions along the downtown BART line; including Museum of Modern Art, Asian Art Museum and the Ferry Building.
Your $21 BART ticket will have enough value for a round trip BART ride from SFO to Downtown San Francisco, Downtown Oakland or Downtown Berkeley, plus a small balance you can easily upgrade for additional BART rides anywhere in the system. 
If you need to add more value to your BART ticket, you can do so at any BART station Ticket Machine. Ticket  Machines accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I come to SF quite often and usually take Uber to get to airport. Tried the BART today. It was quick enough and quite easy ride. It is a little run down, but for the price, I won’t complain.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've got to be honest, I really struggled to understand the ticketing system but the staff were super helpful and sorted me out. Fast and convenient transport from Union sq area to airport.

Thank juliarodman
Reviewed July 6, 2019

After exiting OAK airport you will see the large BART structure ahead of you. The transfer to Coliseum station is free and from there you choose your route. We paid 10.95 from Coliseum to Powell Street. Double check the schedule using the BART app. We...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed July 1, 2019

Our morning flight was cancelled and rescheduled for later the same day. By the time we got to the San Francisco airport, the train station was closed so we were unable to use the RT transfer. We took an Uber to our hotel. When we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Coleen D
Reviewed June 19, 2019

Easy to find at SF Airport. Ticket purchase could be easier. The machines are challenging. Can't buy from office. OK to use credit cards. If you are used the Tubes & trains then the transport bit is easy to navigate. Check the onboard signs for...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank DuncanRound
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June 26, 2019|
Response from DuncanRound | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There is a bart.gov website. It indicates there is a service to Oakland. You need to change at Coliseum station for the last small part of the journey. The Green, orange & blue routes go there. Hope this helps.
Key Details
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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