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About this app

The official Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) app has arrived. It’s the easiest way to plan your trip and get accurate real time train departures with data straight from BART, along with official service alerts.

The BART app offers exclusive features for hassle free travel for daily commuters, infrequent users and tourists alike:
-Plan your entire end to end trip with BART’s exclusive Trip Planner giving you the fastest route from your starting point to your destination using BART and multiple modes of transportation, including connecting transit, biking, walking and driving.
-Step by step navigation with personalized preferences and saved favorite stations and trips.
-Real time departures and schedule timetable.
-Customized in-app notifications about BART service and announcements.
-Contactless in-app Daily Fee parking payment
-Service disruption information linked to your trip itinerary.
-Report a Biohazard that needs addressing and access our BART Watch App for reporting crimes.
-Escalator and Elevator advisories.
-Fleet of the Future train tracker.
-Cancelled trip notices.
-Easily see the last train of the evening by station when you’re planning your night out or your trip home from the airport.
-Station information (including if it offers a parking lot and secured bike parking).
-Seamless connection to bart.gov and BARTable for deals, events, and fun.
-It’s ad free; who wants to be distracted when looking how far away your train is?

BART is working on future features of the app to enhance your BART experience... Tell us about the features you want.
Updated on
Sep 18, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

332 reviews
A Google user
December 2, 2018
It works .. but it definitely doesn't make it easy. Bare bones with limited functionality. Trip Planner has issues. Why does it keep resetting date/time from my settings to "NOW". I am attempt to plan a trip, why do you keep resetting the date/time I am planning around. Should also be able to check for earlier/later trains either by scrolling or pushing a button. Now I have to go into the planner and basically guess with a new time and hope I get a later train.
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San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
December 7, 2018
There are "earlier" and "later" features in the Trip Planner results. Or you can easily change the time and date in the Plan Trip section at the top of the screen. These are both available without having to go to a new screen.
A Google user
November 20, 2018
It's okay. Encountering "Invalid Request Parameter (time)" error when trying to plan trips. I hope it's not just because it's after midnight. It does not have accuracy down to seconds that the BART runner has, even though both should be hooking to the API. It doesn't have the full reporting feature that the BART Watch app provides (only able to report biohazards).
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San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
November 20, 2018
We're working to add a "report an issue" feature with a drop down of actionable requests. We started with biohazard but plan to expand. Sometimes our riders see something before we do and we want to give the public a way to quickly and easily report a problem. It will also add another exclusive feature not available from Third Party Apps.
A Google user
November 21, 2018
This a great introductory experience for an official app, and I think it's got a lot of potential. However it can't current match blazing speed of trip look ups provided by BART Runner; in 10 seconds, holding my phone in one hand, I can get station-to-station train estimates, which have many times cut 10 - 20 minutes off a trip by just barely making a train or suggesting BART before my friends have ordered an Uber. The trip look ups here take easily 30 seconds or more and involve many more taps and typing (with autocomplete that understandably doesn't live up to Google maps) for on-the-fly look ups. As a heavy user, BART Runner will still be my go to tool in 90% of cases...now an Android widget with departure times, that would be a game changer. Again, great app, but the competition is feirce.
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San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
January 17, 2019
The app now offers a simple and fast Station by Station search with a drop down of stations to select from. Trip planing is even quicker when using favorites and previous trips. We are looking at the addition of a widget.

What's new

Thanks for using BART (Official) app! This release includes many of the new features and improvements you’ve requested:

- No more stall numbers: parking is now verified with a license plate number
- New “Tap and Go” feature enables one-click parking payment
- Share a trip itinerary with friends or loved ones via email or text
- Add a trip itinerary to your calendar
- Easily report a hot or cold BART car directly to maintenance
- Improved account delete capability

Thank you for riding BART!