How to ride BART to the airport

It’s easy to ride BART to the airport. You can take the train directly to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK). Plan your trip and find fares by using BART’s online QuickPlanner.

San Francisco International Airport

Trains arrive at the SFO International Terminal every 15 minutes and it's just 30 minutes to downtown San Francisco. 

Departing from SFO

Take BART to SFO airport. The SFO/Millbrae (yellow) line goes direct to the airport. If you board BART from a different station, you will need to transfer. Plan your trip to the airport from any BART station by using BART’s online QuickPlanner.

When you arrive at the BART station in SFO's International Terminal, take the AirTrain Red Line to Terminal 1, 2 or 3 for domestic flights. You can also walk to Terminal 1 or 3 in 10 minutes. International passengers should exit the train and walk to the front of the station. The international flight check-in counters are a very short walk from the BART staton main entrance.

Arriving to SFO

The BART station at SFO is located in the International Terminal. It's a short walk from United Airlines in Terminal 3 and a slightly longer walk from Terminal 1. You can also take the free AirTrain from all terminals directly to the BART station. Just follow the signs to AirTrain and board the Red Line train to the BART station and purchase your BART ticket or Clipper card. If you have prepurchased your ticket online take the Blueline train to the International Terminal - G stop, exit the AirTrain there, walk to the right and take the escalator down to the Information/BART Voucher Desk, next to the escalator. Exchange your ticket voucher for a BART ticket at the desk and proceed to the BART station to catch the train to your destination. Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are approximately a 1-to 3-minute AirTrain ride to the BART station.

Oakland International Airport

The Oakland Airport BART station is located just across from the Terminal 1 baggage claim area and a short walk from Terminal 2.

Departing from OAK

Take BART to the Coliseum Station. Exit the train and take the stairs to Platform 3 where you will board a connector to the airport. Plan your trip to the airport from any BART station by using BART’s online QuickPlanner.

Arriving to OAK

Taking BART to Downtown Oakland: Take BART from OAK to Coliseum Station. From Coliseum Station, take a 12-minute ride on a Richmond-bound train to the 12th Street/Oakland City Center station and you'll be right in downtown.

Taking BART to/from Downtown San Francisco: Take BART from OAK to Coliseum Station, then board a San Francisco/Daly City-bound train. BART stops at four downtown San Francisco stations that are an easy walk or short cab ride to most San Francisco hotels.

Learn more about taking BART after you arrive at Oakland International Airport with this “How-to” video below. 

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