Registered students may obtain a Class Pass sticker for their Student ID Cards which entitles them to ride free on AC Transit including the Transbay lines to San Francisco and U-Line from Fremont BART to Stanford. Students must pick up their own Class Pass at the Cal 1 Card office in Lower Sproul Plaza (bring Student ID Card.) Disabled students or those studying primarily off the Berkeley campus can submit their request for a mail service exception by emailing email@example.com. More information can be obtained from the Class Pass website at http://pt.berkeley.edu/pay/transit/classpass.
Bay Area Transit
An online resource for using public transportation in the Bay Area is http://511.org/. Included on the website is a Trip Planner which gives route, fee, and travel time information between two locations.
The most popular forms of public transportation in the Bay Area are:
You can get almost everywhere within the Bay Area on public transportation, but there are some limitations. For example:
•The last BART back to the East Bay from San Francisco leaves downtown around 12:30 am.
•In some areas (Kensington or the Berkeley Hills, for example) weekday bus service ends at 7:00 p.m. and weekend service, if any, is limited.
•Some public transit stations are not ideal places to be at night. If you take BART home, you could have to wait 20 minutes for your train.
A taxi from the city to the East Bay will cost, on average, about $45. If you want to go further and explore all that California has to offer, you will likely want a car.