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A new Van Hool bus on Route 51 in Berkeley.

AC Transit operates 155 bus lines throughout the East Bay, including two FLEX lines and two Broadway Shuttle lines. While AC Transit administers Dumbarton Express, it transferred operation of those lines to MV Transportation effective 19 December 2011. Extensive local service connects 15 cities in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties and Milpitas in Santa Clara County. Transbay service is provided to San Francisco, San Mateo County, and Palo Alto in Santa Clara County.

Route summaryEdit

AC Transit bus routes are arranged in seven categories (six numbered, one lettered). Since its inception in 1960, AC Transit has used both numbers and letters to distinguish routes. Many Transbay rail lines were inherited from the Key System and converted to bus routes, and AC Transit continued to use letters to identify the routes. Many Transbay routes continue to follow the original Key System alignments to some degree. The number and letter ranges listed below do not mean that all numbers or letters within a range are in use.

Numbered routes operate within the East Bay:

  • 1-99 primarily serve the northwestern part of Contra Costa County and most of Alameda County.
  • 200-299 serve the southern part of Alameda County and Milpitas.
  • 300-399 serve combined portions of other bus lines, usually only at certain times of day or certain days of the week.
  • 600-699 operate primarily on school days only.
  • 700-799 are Early Bird Express lines, which are replacing early-morning BART service during a seismic retrofit of the Transbay Tube
  • 800-899 are part of the All Nighter network, which provides bus service during owl hours and at times when BART is not operating.

One- and two-digit route numbers are sometimes used as a "base" number for three-digit route numbers. For example, Route 339 is "based" on Route 39.

Lettered routes (A-Z) provide Transbay service (i.e., service across a bridge) between the East Bay and San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties.

Suffixes (also lettered) are used to distinguish variations in route alignments. Currently, A, B, C, L, M, R, S, and X are used. Some suffixes have specific meanings:

  • C denotes Combined service, where portions of two or more routes are combined into a single route. Used on Routes LC and NXC.
  • L denotes Limited stop service, where not all local stops are served. Used on Routes 46L and NL.
  • R denotes Rapid service, which is limited-stop service with some bus rapid transit characteristics. Used on Route 72R.
  • X denotes Express service, where portions of the main route are skipped entirely. Used on Routes NX, NX1, NX2, NX3, NX4, NXC, and OX.

Supplemental numerical suffixes are used to differentiate route variations for lines that already use a lettered suffix. This is the case with the NX lines listed above.

Note: Routes listed below are current as of 19 January 2019. (must be updated for 2018 changes)

Local serviceEdit

 
An AC Transit bus operating as Route 70 at the Richmond BART/Amtrak Station.

These routes serve various cities, towns, and attractions in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. One route also serves Milpitas in Santa Clara County. Several routes provide deviations on select trips, where a bus serves a particular business or school that is not on the regular route.

Historically, Route 51 has been considered the busiest bus route in the East Bay, connecting the cities of Berkeley, Oakland, and Alameda.[1] However, this route was split into Routes 51A and 51B in March 2010.

In early 2015, following several rounds of community meetings, AC Transit announced a proposal for a radical rerouting and redesignation of many lines throughout their service area due to extra funds made available by the passage of Measure BB in November 2014. Called AC Go, the program looks at redesigning bus lines throughout the system to reflect the changing traveling habits of its residents by providing more frequent service on its busiest lines while rerouting others to better serve adjoining communities.[2][3]

Route Direction Terminals Days of Operation Cities and Communities Served Connecting BART Station(s)
North/East Terminal South/West Terminal
1 North-south Downtown Oakland
(10th & Jefferson)
San Leandro BART Daily Oakland, San Leandro 12th Street/Oakland, San Leandro
6 North-south Downtown Berkeley BART
(Shattuck & Center)
Downtown Oakland
(10th & Washington)
Daily Berkeley, Oakland Downtown Berkeley, 19th Street/Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland
7 North-south El Cerrito del Norte BART Downtown Berkeley BART
(Center & Shattuck)
Daily El Cerrito, Kensington, Berkeley El Cerrito del Norte, Downtown Berkeley
10 North-south San Leandro BART Hayward BART Daily San Leandro, Hayward San Leandro, Bay Fair, Hayward
12 North-south Berkeley
(Harrison & 4th)
Oakland Amtrak
(Jack London Square)
Daily Berkeley, Oakland Ashby, 19th Street/Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland
14 East-west Fruitvale BART West Oakland BART Daily Oakland West Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland, Fruitvale
18 North-south Albany
(10th & Monroe)
Lake Merritt BART
(8th & Oak)
Daily Albany, Berkeley, Oakland Downtown Berkeley, Ashby, 19th Street/Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland, Lake Merritt
19 North-south Downtown Oakland
(11th & Jefferson)
Fruitvale BART Daily Oakland, Alameda (Buena Vista) 12th Street/Oakland, Fruitvale
20 East-west Dimond District
(Fruitvale & MacArthur)
Daily until 10 PM:
Downtown Oakland
(11th & M.L. King, Jr.)
Daily Oakland, Alameda Fruitvale, 12th Street/Oakland
Daily after 10 PM:
Alameda
(South Shore Center)
21 East-west Dimond District
(Fruitvale & MacArthur)
Oakland International Airport Daily Oakland, Alameda, Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal (select trips) Fruitvale
28 North-south San Leandro BART Hayward BART Daily San Leandro, Hayward, Castro Valley San Leandro, Hayward, Castro Valley
29 North-south Oakland
(Mandana & Park)
Emeryville
(Christie & 64th)
Daily Oakland, Emeryville 12th Street/Oakland, West Oakland
33 North-south All trips:
Piedmont
(Highland Ave & Highland Way)
Montclair
(Mountain & Moraga)
Daily Oakland, Glenview, Piedmont, Montclair 19th Street/Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland
Weekday Peaks:
Piedmont
(Inverleith & Estates)
34 East-west
35
36 North-south UC Berkeley
(Bancroft & Piedmont)
West Oakland BART Daily Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland Downtown Berkeley (walking distance), West Oakland
39 East-west Skyline High School
(Skyline & Balmoral)
Fruitvale BART Weekdays Oakland Fruitvale
40 North-south Downtown Oakland
(11th & Jefferson)
All trips:
Eastmont Transit Center
Daily Oakland, San Leandro 12th Street/Oakland, Bay Fair
Select trips:
Bay Fair BART
41
45 East-west Foothill Square
(MacArthur & 107th)
Eastmont Transit Center Daily Oakland Coliseum
46 East-west All trips:
East Oakland
(Mountain & Golf Links)
Oakland Coliseum station Daily Oakland Coliseum
Service after 9 AM:
Oakland Zoo
46L East-west Grass Valley
(Golf Links & Shetland)
Oakland Coliseum station Weekdays (daytime only) Oakland Coliseum
47 North-south Alameda
(Broadway & Blanding)
East Oakland
(55th & Foothill)
Weekdays (peak periods only) Oakland, Alameda Fruitvale
51A North-south Rockridge BART Fruitvale BART Daily Oakland, Alameda Rockridge, 19th Street/Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland, Fruitvale
51B North-south Berkeley Amtrak
(University & Third)
Rockridge BART Daily Berkeley, Oakland Downtown Berkeley, Rockridge
52 North-south UC Village
(10th & Monroe)
UC Berkeley
(Bancroft & Telegraph)
Daily Albany, Berkeley North Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley
54 East-west Merritt College Fruitvale BART Daily Oakland Fruitvale
56
57 East-west Foothill Square
(MacArthur & 107th)
Emeryville Public Market Daily Emeryville, Oakland MacArthur
60 East-west Hayward
(Cal State East Bay)
Hayward BART Daily Hayward Hayward
62 East-west Fruitvale BART West Oakland BART Daily Oakland West Oakland, Lake Merritt, Fruitvale
65 East-west Most trips:
UC Berkeley
(Lawrence Hall of Science)
Downtown Berkeley BART Daily Berkeley Downtown Berkeley
Select weekday trips:
Berkeley
(Grizzly Peak & Senior)
67 North-south Weekdays:
Kensington
(Kenyon & Trinity)
Downtown Berkeley BART Daily Kensington, Berkeley Downtown Berkeley
Weekends:
Tilden Park
(Brazilian Building)
70 North-south Richmond Parkway Transit Center Richmond BART Daily Richmond, Pinole, El Sobrante, San Pablo Richmond
71 North-south Richmond Parkway Transit Center El Cerrito Plaza BART Daily Richmond, El Cerrito Richmond, El Cerrito Plaza
72 North-south All trips:
Contra Costa College
Jack London Square Amtrak Daily Richmond, San Pablo, El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland El Cerrito del Norte, El Cerrito Plaza, 19th Street/Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland
Select trips:
Hilltop Mall
72M North-south Point Richmond
(Tewksbury & Castro)
Jack London Square Amtrak Daily Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland Richmond, El Cerrito del Norte, El Cerrito Plaza, 19th Street/Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland
73 East-west Eastmont Transit Center Oakland International Airport Daily Oakland Coliseum
74 North-south Weekday and select weekend trips:
El Sobrante
(Castro Ranch & Sherwood Forest)
Richmond Marina
(Ford Point)
Daily El Sobrante, San Pablo, Richmond Richmond
Select weekend trips:
Hilltop Mall
76 East-west El Cerrito Del Norte BART Hilltop Mall Daily Richmond, San Pablo, North Richmond, El Cerrito Richmond, El Cerrito del Norte
79 North-south El Cerrito Plaza BART Rockridge BART Daily El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Oakland El Cerrito Plaza, Downtown Berkeley, Rockridge
80 North-south El Cerrito Plaza BART Berkeley
(Ashby & Claremont)
Daily El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley Amtrak, Berkeley El Cerrito Plaza, Ashby
83 North-south Hayward BART South Hayward BART Weekdays Hayward Hayward, South Hayward
86 North-south Hayward BART All trips:
AC Transit Hayward Division
Daily Hayward Hayward, South Hayward
Weekday peak periods only:
South Hayward BART
88 North-south Downtown Berkeley BART
(Shattuck & Center)
Lake Merritt BART Daily Berkeley, Oakland Downtown Berkeley, 12th Street/Oakland, Lake Merritt
90 East-west Oakland Coliseum station Foothill Square
(107th & Foothill)
Daily Oakland Coliseum
93 Bi-directional loop Bay Fair BART Hayward BART Daily San Leandro, Hayward, San Lorenzo Bay Fair, Hayward
94 East-west Hayward
(Hayward & Fairview)
Hayward BART Weekdays (peak periods only) Hayward Hayward
95 North-south Hayward
(Kelly & Eddy)
Hayward BART Daily Hayward Hayward
96 East-west Oakland
(Fruitvale & Montana)
Alameda Point
(W Ranger & Pan Am)
Daily Oakland, Alameda 12th Street/Oakland
97 North-south Bay Fair BART Union City BART Daily San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward, Union City Bay Fair, Union City
98 East-west Oakland Coliseum station Eastmont Transit Center Daily Oakland Coliseum
99 North-south Hayward BART Fremont BART Daily Hayward, Union City, Fremont Hayward, South Hayward, Union City, Fremont
200 North-South Union City BART Fremont BART Daily Union City, Newark, Fremont Union City, Fremont
210 North-south Union City
(Union Landing)
Fremont
(Ohlone College)
Daily Union City, Fremont N/A
212 North-south Fremont BART Weekdays:
Newark
(NewPark Mall)
Daily Fremont, Newark Fremont
Weekends and Holidays:
Fremont
(Pacific Commons)
215 North-south Fremont BART Fremont
(Northwestern Polytechnic University)
Weekdays Fremont Fremont, Warm Springs
216 North-south Union City BART Weekdays:
Newark
(Ohlone College)
Daily Union City, Fremont, Newark Union City, Fremont
Weekends & Holidays:
Newark
(Silliman Recreation Center)
217 North-south Fremont BART Milpitas
(Great Mall)
Daily Fremont, Milpitas Fremont
239 North-south Fremont BART Milpitas
(Milpitas & Dixon Landing)
Weekdays Fremont, Milpitas Fremont, Warm Springs
251 East-west Fremont BART Weekdays:
Newark
(Ohlone College)
Daily Fremont, Newark Fremont
Weekends & Holidays:
Newark
(Silliman Recreation Center)
275 East-west Union City BART Newark
(Lido Faire Center)
Weekdays Union City, Newark Union City

Notes:

  • Route 73 runs at all times despite not officially being a part of the All Nighter network.
  • Routes 80 and 81, when combined, form a frequent service between Ashby & Claremont and Berkeley Amtrak via Ashby Avenue and 7th Street in Berkeley.
  • Route 210 serves Centreville/Fremont Station (for ACE and Amtrak trains) despite not having access to a BART station.
  • Route 275 has been temporarily suspended since March 26, 2017 and is replaced by a one-year trial of the Newark FLEX (see below).

Rapid serviceEdit

For an explanation of bus rapid transit, click here.

There is one Rapid route operated by AC Transit.

Route Route Name Direction Terminals Days of Operation Cities and Communities Served Connecting BART Station(s)
North/East Terminal South/West Terminal
72R San Pablo Rapid North-south Contra Costa College Downtown Oakland
(Jack London Square)
Daily San Pablo, Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland El Cerrito del Norte, 19th Street/Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland

These routes provide the following amenities and features:[4][5]

  • Frequent service (every 12 minutes), which complements regular local service
  • Stops spacing every 1/2-mile on average
  • Passenger shelters with Rapid branding
  • Low-floor buses for faster entry and exit
  • Transit Signal Priority (TSP) so buses spend less time waiting at traffic signals

Broadway ShuttleEdit

The Broadway Shuttle, also known as The Free B, is a free shuttle service operating along Broadway in downtown Oakland as part of the Meet Downtown Oakland program.[6] Service is operated by AC Transit under contract with the City of Oakland. Funding is provided by the City of Oakland, Alameda County Transportation Commission, and Bay Area Air Quality Management District with additional sponsorships from Jack London Square, Jack London Improvement District, Downtown Oakland Association, and Lake Merritt-Uptown District Association.

The Broadway Shuttle began in August 2010[7] and was expanded twice, first in July 2011[8] and again in December 2014.[9] Late-night Friday and all Saturday service was discontinued in August 2017.[10] The B operates two routes:[11][12]

Route Map Color Terminals Days and Hours of Operation Service Frequency
North Terminal South Terminal
Day Orange Grand & Webster Webster & Embarcadero Weekdays, 7 AM - 7 PM Every 10–15 minutes
Night Blue Broadway & 27th Street Webster & Embarcadero Weekdays, 7 PM - 10 PM Every 12 minutes

Special serviceEdit

Several special service routes, numbered between 300 and 399, cater to various purposes:

  • Routes 314 and 356 provide midday shopper service, connecting residential neighborhoods and senior homes with shopping centers and major attractions.
  • Other routes combine popular segments of two or more regular routes and operate evenings and/or weekends when ridership is insufficient to support the regular routes.
Route Direction Terminals Days of Operation Service Notes Cities and Communities Served Connecting BART Station(s)
North/East Terminal South/West Terminal
314 North-south West Oakland Post Office Oakland
(Hegenberger & Edgewater)
Tuesdays and Thursdays Operates one midday trip twice weekly to/from Alameda South Shore Center and Wal-Mart. Oakland, Alameda West Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland
339 East-west Chabot Space and Science Center Fruitvale BART Weekdays Operates middays on weekdays and all day on weekends as a supplementary service to Route 39 and to provide service to Chabot Space and Science Center. Oakland Fruitvale
356 North-south Alameda
(South Shore Center)
AM start:
Oakland
(Palo Vista Gardens)
Weekdays Operates one midday trip on weekdays to/from Wal-Mart and Alameda South Shore Center. Alameda, Oakland Coliseum
PM end:
Oakland
(MacArthur & E.C. Reems)
376 Clockwise loop Pinole
(Pinole Vista Center)
El Cerrito del Norte BART Daily Serves portions of Routes 70, 71, 74, and 76. Route provides bi-directional service between Contra Costa College and El Cerrito del Norte BART, then operates as a one-way loop via Pinole and Hilltop Mall. Pinole, Richmond, San Pablo, North Richmond, El Cerrito Richmond, El Cerrito del Norte

FLEX serviceEdit

In 2016, AC Transit started operating two FLEX services that provide on-demand van service to riders in Castro Valley and Newark. These services require passengers to book their trips online, using a smartphone app, or by telephone (up to three months in advance), and vans arrive within 30 minutes after the reservation is made.[13] If boarding from a BART station, no reservations are required; just tell the operator your desired drop off point. Fares are identical to the local fares, and Clipper cards are accepted. These services operate Mondays to Fridays from 6am to 8pm (except holidays).[14]

Route BART Terminal Departure Times Communities Served Service Notes
Castro Valley Castro Valley Hourly at :30 past Castro Valley Operated alongside former Route 48, with expanded service to surrounding neighborhoods in northern Castro Valley
North Newark Union City Every 30 minutes, at :10 and :40 past Newark Operates around the general area of currently suspended Route 275, with additional service to Ardenwood Park-and-Ride and Newark Senior Center

Early Bird ExpressEdit

On February 11, 2019, the beginning of BART service on weekdays was changed from 4:00 am to 5:00 am for a three-year period to allow for overnight seismic retrofit work in the Transbay Tube. Fifteen Early Bird Express routes, of which seven are operated by AC Transit, were created to provide service between 3:50 am and 5:30 am. Six of the AC Transit-run routes provide Transbay service to the Temporary Transbay Terminal, while route 710 runs only in the East Bay. Some trips on route 705 are operated by Golden Gate Transit and WestCAT.[15]

Route Terminals
Outer terminal Inner terminal
701 Pittsburg/Bay Point station Temporary Transbay Terminal
702 Pleasant Hill station Temporary Transbay Terminal
703 Dublin/Pleasanton station Temporary Transbay Terminal
705 19th Street Oakland station Temporary Transbay Terminal
706 Bay Fair station Temporary Transbay Terminal
707 Fremont station Temporary Transbay Terminal
710 Fremont station 19th Street Oakland station

Transbay serviceEdit

These routes cross San Francisco Bay and connect the East Bay with San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties. All routes except Route 800 are lettered. (Route 800 is part of the All Nighter network and is listed in its respective section.) Most Transbay routes operate weekdays only during commute periods; two routes operate throughout the day on weekdays only and three routes operate daily. Most commute-only routes operate westbound from the East Bay in the morning and eastbound to the East Bay in the afternoon, but some service is provided in the reverse commute direction.

Serving San FranciscoEdit

All bus routes serving San Francisco cross the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge and terminate at the Salesforce Transit Center (at the third floor). A map showing bus stop boarding locations at the SFTC is available here.

Route Terminal Days of Operation Cities and Communities Served Connecting BART Station(s) Local Travel Permitted Schedule Information
B Trestle Glen
(Trestle Glen & Lakeshore)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland N/A Yes Route B Schedule
C Piedmont
(Highland Avenue & Highland Way)
Weekdays (commute only) Emeryville, Oakland, Piedmont MacArthur Yes Route C Schedule
CB Montclair
(Warren Fwy & Broadway Terrace)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland N/A Yes Route CB Schedule
E Berkeley Hills
(Parkwood Apartments)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland, Berkeley N/A Yes Route E Schedule
F UC Berkeley
(Bancroft & Telegraph)
Daily Emeryville, Oakland, Berkeley Downtown Berkeley, Ashby Yes Route F Schedule
FS Berkeley
(Solano & Colusa)
Weekdays (commute only) Berkeley Downtown Berkeley No Route FS Schedule
G El Cerrito
(Potrero & Richmond)
Weekdays (commute only) Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito El Cerrito Plaza Yes Route G Schedule
H Richmond
(Barrett & San Pablo)
Weekdays (commute only) Berkeley, Kensington, El Cerrito, Richmond N/A Yes Route H Schedule
J Berkeley
(Sacramento & University)
Weekdays (commute only) Emeryville, Berkeley N/A Yes Route J Schedule
L San Pablo
(Princeton Plaza)
Weekdays (commute only) Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo El Cerrito del Norte No Route L Schedule
LA All trips:
Richmond
(Hilltop Park & Ride)
Weekdays (commute only) Richmond N/A Yes Route LA Schedule
Select trips:
Hilltop Green
(Park Central & Fairway)
NL East Oakland
(Eastmont Transit Center)
Daily Oakland 19th Street/Oakland Yes Route NL Schedule
NX East Oakland
(Seminary & MacArthur)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland N/A No Route NX Schedule
NX1 East Oakland
(Fruitvale & MacArthur)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland N/A No Route NX1 Schedule
NX2 East Oakland
(High & MacArthur)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland N/A No Route NX2 Schedule
NX3 San Leandro
(Marlow & Foothill)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland, San Leandro N/A No Route NX3 Schedule
NX4 Castro Valley
(Castro Valley Park & Ride)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland, San Leandro, Castro Valley N/A Yes Route NX4 Schedule
NXC Castro Valley
(Castro Valley Park & Ride)
Weekdays (PM commute only) Oakland, San Leandro, Castro Valley N/A Yes Route NXC Schedule
O Oakland
(Fruitvale BART)
Daily Oakland, Alameda Fruitvale Yes Route O Schedule
OX AM terminal:
Bay Farm Island
(Robert Davey Jr & Packet Landing)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland, Alameda N/A Yes Route OX Schedule
PM terminal:
Bay Farm Island
(Island Drive Park & Ride)
P Piedmont
(Highland Avenue & Highland Way)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland, Piedmont N/A Yes Route P Schedule
S Hayward
(Eden Shores & Sandcreek)
Weekdays (commute only) San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward N/A Yes Route S Schedule
SB Newark
(Cedar & Stevenson)
Weekdays (commute only) Hayward, Union City, Newark N/A Yes Route SB Schedule
V Oakland
(Broadway & College)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland N/A Yes Route V Schedule
W Alameda
(Broadway & Blanding)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland, Alameda N/A No Route W Schedule
Z AM terminal:
Albany
(Buchanan & Pierce)
Weekdays (reverse commute only) Emeryville, Berkeley, Albany N/A Yes Route Z Schedule
PM terminal:
Albany
(San Pablo & Marin)

Service via the San Mateo BridgeEdit

One route operates between the East Bay and San Mateo County via the San Mateo Bridge.

Route Terminals Days of Operation Cities and Communities Served Connecting Rail Stations Local Travel Permitted Schedule Information
East Bay Terminal Peninsula Terminal
M Hayward BART San Mateo
(Hillsdale Shopping Center)
Weekdays (commute only) Hayward, Foster City, San Mateo Hayward BART, Hillsdale Caltrain Yes Route M Schedule

Service via the Dumbarton BridgeEdit

AC Transit operates one route between the East Bay and Santa Clara County via the Dumbarton Bridge. Additional bus service across the Dumbarton Bridge is provided by Dumbarton Express, which is a Transbay bus service provided under a consortium of five transit operators (AC Transit, BART, SamTrans, Union City Transit, and VTA). Dumbarton Express was operated by AC Transit through December 16, 2011 before being transferred to a contractor.

Route Terminals Days of Operation Cities and Communities Served Connecting Rail Station(s) Local Travel Permitted Schedule Information
East Bay Terminal Peninsula Terminal
U Fremont BART Stanford University Weekdays (commute only) Fremont, Newark, Palo Alto Fremont BART, Fremont-Centerville Amtrak/ACE No Route U Schedule

School serviceEdit

A series of routes serve a variety of public and private middle, junior high, and high schools in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. These routes generally operate only when school is in session. While these lines are open to all riders at regular fares, they do not operate during most school breaks and holidays. Some regular local bus routes also provide supplemental school service to nearby schools. These routes are usually timed to match the morning and afternoon bell schedules of all schools served.

There are 46 school routes numbered between 600 and 699: 604, 605, 606, 607, 611, 617, 620, 621, 623, 624, 625, 626, 628, 629, 631, 638, 642, 646, 648, 649, 650, 652, 653, 654, 655, 657, 658, 660, 662, 663, 667, 668, 669, 671, 672, 675, 676, 677, 679, 680, 681, 682, 684, 687, 688, and 696. Route descriptions, maps, and schedules are available here.

All Nighter serviceEdit

Several transit agencies in the Bay Area, including AC Transit, participate in the All Nighter program. All Nighter buses provide overnight bus service when BART and Caltrain are not operating. AC Transit Route 800 is the backbone of this network, serving eleven or thirteen BART and four Muni Metro stations en route.

All AC Transit All Nighter routes provide timed transfers at Broadway and 14th Street in downtown Oakland. Most routes operate daily including holidays, generally from midnight to 5:00 AM. Weekend morning service on Routes 800 and 801 extends until 6 AM on Saturdays and 8 AM on Sundays, corresponding to the start of BART service for the day.[16]

Route Direction Terminals Cities and Communities Served Connecting BART/Muni Station(s) Schedule Information
North/East Terminal South/West Terminal
800 East-west Richmond BART Weeknights:
San Francisco
(Van Ness Muni Metro)
San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond 24th St./Mission‡, 16th St./Mission‡, Van Ness Muni†, Civic Center†, Powell†, Montgomery†, West Oakland†, 12th Street/Oakland, 19th Street/Oakland, MacArthur, Ashby, Downtown Berkeley, El Cerrito del Norte, Richmond

† Stops are only serviced in the eastbound direction.
‡ 24th and 16th St. stops are only serviced Friday and Saturday evenings, and only in the eastbound direction.

Route 800 Schedule
Weekends:
San Francisco
(24th St./Mission)
801 North-south Oakland
(14th & Broadway)
Fremont BART Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward, Union City, Fremont 12th Street/Oakland, Lake Merritt (on 11th & 12th streets), Fruitvale (on International Blvd.), San Leandro, Bay Fair, Hayward, South Hayward, Union City, Fremont Route 801 Schedule
802 North-south Oakland
(14th & Broadway)
Berkeley Amtrak
(University & Third)
Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley 12th Street/Oakland, 19th Street/Oakland Route 802 Schedule
805 East-west Oakland
(14th & Broadway)
Oakland International Airport Oakland 12th Street/Oakland, 19th Street/Oakland, Coliseum Route 805 Schedule
840 North-south Oakland
(14th & Broadway)
East Oakland
(Eastmont Transit Center)
Oakland 12th Street/Oakland, Lake Merritt (on 11th & 12th streets) Route 840 Schedule
851 North-south Downtown Berkeley BART
(Shattuck & Center)
Fruitvale BART Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda Downtown Berkeley, Rockridge, 19th Street/Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland, Fruitvale Route 851 Schedule

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ AC Transit. "planning_focus_228.pdf" (PDF). AC Transit. Retrieved 04-03-2009. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Proposed Changes (early 2015)
  3. ^ AC Go
  4. ^ AC Transit. "AC Transit – Planning Focus – BRT". AC Transit. Archived from the original on 2008-11-21. Retrieved 10-03-2009. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ AC Transit. "AC Transit – Planning Focus – BRT". AC Transit. Archived from the original on 2009-08-01. Retrieved 10-03-2009. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ Meet Downtown Oakland
  7. ^ Oakland Launches New Broadway Shuttle
  8. ^ Broadway Shuttle to Extend Service to 1 a.m. on Weekends
  9. ^ City of Oakland Extends Service Hours for the Broadway Shuttle
  10. ^ Broadway Shuttle Service Hours Adjusted
  11. ^ Meet Downtown Oakland
  12. ^ Broadway Shuttle Route Map
  13. ^ AC Transit FLEX Reservation
  14. ^ AC Transit FLEX
  15. ^ "Early Bird Express" (PDF). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. 2019.
  16. ^ AC Transit All-Nighter routes

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