Bay Bridge

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The San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge is a major road link between San Francisco and Oakland.

The current base toll is $4, charged in the westbound direction. Toll goes up during rush hours to $6. Toll on weekend is $5. Carpool vehicles with 3 or more persons can cross the bridge for $2.50 on weekdays between 5am - 10am and 3pm - 7pm. FasTrak is accepted for payment.

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Bikes and pedestrians

The West span of bridge is closed to pedestrian and bicycle traffic. However, transit links are available for pedestrians and bicyclists to travel across the Bay. In addition, Caltrans Bay Bridge Bicycle Shuttle carries bicyclists and their bikes over the Bay Bridge during weekday commute hours.

The East span has a bike/ped path that link with Yerba Buena Island from Oakland. On weekends and holidays, shuttle is available from the path landing on Yerba Buena Island to Treasure Island, where riders can continue to San Francisco on Muni.

Transit

Over the bridge

AC Transit provides 24-hour bus connections between Downtown San Francisco and various points in the East Bay. All AC Transit buses can carry bicycles.

Trestle Glen: Oakland - San Francisco
Moraga Avenue: Piedmont (Highland Ave and Highland Way) - San Francisco
Broadway Terrace: Oakland - San Francisco
Claremont: Oakland (Caldecott Lane and Parkwood Apts) - San Francisco
Adeline: Downtown Berkeley (Hearst and Shattuck) - San Francisco
North Berkeley: Berkeley (Solano and Colusa) - San Francisco
Solano: El Cerrito (Potrero and Richmond) - San Francisco
Richmond (Barrett and San Pablo) - San Francisco via Arlington
Sacramento: Berkeley (Sacramento and University) - San Francisco
Pierce: San Pablo (Princeton Plaza) - San Francisco
Hilltop: Richmond (Park Central and Hilltop) - San Francisco
Evening: San Francisco - San Pablo, Hilltop
MacArthur Limited: Eastmont Transit Center - San Francisco
Morning: Oakland (Seminary and MacArthur) - San Francisco
Afternoon: San Francisco (Transbay Terminal) - Oakland (Fruitvale and MacArthur)
Afternoon: San Francisco (Transbay Terminal) - Oakland (High and MacArthur)
Eastmont: San Leandro (Marlow and Foothill) - San Francisco
Castro Valley Park & Ride - San Francisco
Evening: San Francisco - Castro Valley Park & Ride
Santa Clara: Fruitvale BART - San Francisco via Alameda
East Alameda: Bay Farm Island - San Francisco
Oakland Avenue: Piedmont - San Francisco
Hayward (Hesperian & Winton) - San Francisco
Newark (Cedar and Stevenson) - San Francisco
Park Blvd: Oakland (College and Broadway) - San Francisco via Montclair
Otis: Alameda (Broadway and Blanding) - San Francisco
6th Street: San Francisco - Albany (Buchanan and Pierce)
All-Nighter: San Francisco - Richmond Station

Muni's 25-Treasure Island bus provides 24-hour transit connection between San Francisco and Treasure Island. (There's no direct transit between Treasure Island and the East Bay.)

MacArthur Station - Transbay Terminal
Hercules - San Francisco (Salesforce Transit Center)

Same corridor

  • BART provides frequent train service between San Francisco and the East Bay through the Transbay Tube. BART permits bicycles on board.
  • San Francisco Bay Ferry

Casual carpooling

Unlike regular carpools, casual carpools are done without prior arrangements. Commuters looking for rides go to one of many pick up spots waiting for drivers picking them up. There are many pick up spots in the East Bay. There's also a designated pick up spot at the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco.

Drivers pick up riders so they can gain access to carpool lanes and pay a lower bridge toll from the East Bay(used to be free). There's no consensus as to whether riders should pay the drivers to cover the bridge toll. Some drivers accept money and others do not.