Moving around in San Francisco, as we have seen in the article “4 Ways to Move in San Francisco”, you have more then a single option. One of those is the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transfer), called also Metro, which runs between SF downtown and the main key points of the city, such as the international airport, Oakland and Berkeley cities.
Bart service has high-speed trains and covers considerable distances, the service is usually open between 4:00 am and midnight on weekdays, starting at 6:00 am on Saturdays and 8 o’clock on Sundays. If you arrive in town by plane, BART is the most convenient and fastest way to reach SF downtown: a Bart’s ticket from San Francisco International Airport to Downtown costs only $ 8.00 and you can buy them at the entrance of the metro using the automatic machines.
BART has five lines, with trains running about every 15 minutes on weekdays and 20 minutes on weekends and public holidays:
* Richmond – Daly City Line (Red Line)
* Fremont – Daly City Line (Green Line)
* Richmond – Fremont Line (orange line)
* Pittsburg / Bay Point – Daly City Line (yellow line)
* Dublin / Pleasanton – SFO / Millbrae Line (Blue Line)
If you want to know how to get around by other transportations you can read the information in my other posts. Further information about the BART service will be provided in the San Francisco BART website.