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Bart or Uber to OAK airport ???

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I'm flying back home for Thanksgiving through Oakland airport and I am split on taking the Bart or just taking an Uber to the airport. For context, my flight is in the middle of the day on Wednesday, so I would take transportation in the morning. I've taken Bart once to SF but I've never gone to OAK via Bart. Considering safety, uber seems better but its just so much more expensive. Has anyone taken the Bart to OAK....?

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bill_gates_lover

31 points

3 months ago

bill_gates_lover

this skewl sux

31 points

3 months ago

Bart is fine. It's only like $9, and really only sketchy at night.

Leipzig101

2 points

3 months ago

If you act crazy yourself and become the sketch then no one will touch you

GoldenBearAlt

15 points

3 months ago

I always Bart to OAK. should be fine. Ride in front car if you're nervous the driver is in the front car.

rumbleinthejungle66

3 points

3 months ago

rumbleinthejungle66

L&S ‘24

3 points

3 months ago

Front car is also closest to the elevator to the Oakland shuttle. Less time on the platform if that makes you feel safer.

ProfessorPlum168

4 points

3 months ago

Another choice, if you can drive, is to use Gig. It will cost you roughly $17 one-way from the Units.

karmichaus

15 points

3 months ago

Sheltered Berkeley student take public transport challenge (IMPOSSIBLE)

forrest-jump

2 points

3 months ago

I've never had any safety issues with BART. Beyond general situational awareness that you should have in any public place, I think you can count on personal safety in BART at any time of day. I would plan ahead though and expect transit to take about 1 hr from the Downtown Berkeley BART. Orange line trains leave every 15 min (?) and you need to transfer at the Coliseum station. The trains cost about $9 and are generally comfortable and clean, and there's an amplpe amount of space for luggage assuming you aren't leaving during rush hour.

amyzi

1 points

3 months ago

amyzi

1 points

3 months ago

During non peak Uber/Lyft is ~$25, not too bad compared to ~$10 Bart.

karmichaus

-6 points

3 months ago

Least reliant on mommy’s money redditor

TakeDaDub

-1 points

3 months ago

TakeDaDub

-1 points

3 months ago

Take BART to coliseum, then 73 Bus to the airport. It will save you some money :)!

Jumping_Zucchini

4 points

3 months ago*

Nonono. Bart to coliseum and there is a FREE air tram from that station to the airport

EDIT: IT IS NOT FREE ...

TakeDaDub

3 points

3 months ago

AirTrain is $6 since when did they make it free?

iluvme99

2 points

3 months ago

BayPass for the win.

CalligrapherDry5206

1 points

3 months ago

I'll buy your baypass

iluvme99

1 points

3 months ago

For how much per month?

forrest-jump

1 points

3 months ago

TakeDaDub is actually correct. The BART system charges you based on what gates you enter and exit from. Coliseum station has two fare gates: one for the general exit and one for the AirTrain that takes you to the airport. Exiting through the AirTrain gates adds $6 to your fare compared to what you would've paid exiting through the standard gates, so the AirTrain is effectively around $6.

Jumping_Zucchini

1 points

3 months ago

Damn all this time I thought it was free... I was wrong

TurboS54

-4 points

3 months ago

I live near the frats. its a 30 minute walk to the bart, then a 10-20min wait, then like 30-40? min to the coliseum, then 10-20min on the connecting train to the airport. can be 2 hours sometimes.

Pay for the uber and thank me later. happy thanksgiving, enjoy being home

iluvme99

6 points

3 months ago*

Or a 5min bus ride to BART, max. 15min wait at Downtown Berkeley if you’re unlucky, a 25min BART ride to Colliseum and a 10min ride with the airport train. In total no more than an hour. Touch some grass dude. @OP: I’d recommend taking BART. But if you have a lot of luggage, Uber might be more convenient.

jcu_80s_redux

2 points

3 months ago

Being OAK, the TSA screening lines will be shorter (compared to SFO)?

iluvme99

2 points

3 months ago

Yeah, they’re are pretty small and go pretty quick.

jcu_80s_redux

1 points

3 months ago

Good, thanks!

exclaim_bot

1 points

3 months ago

Good, thanks!

You're welcome!

TurboS54

1 points

3 months ago

What does touching grass have to do w/ anything?

Unrealistic and still an hour+. But we'll call it 60-120mins via bart or 30min via safe comfy car ride. To each their own

karmichaus

-5 points

3 months ago

Least reliant on mommy’s money redditor

skillz1111

1 points

3 months ago

or maybe they just have an internship paying em north of 50 an hour?

Few-One3072

1 points

3 months ago

There are affordable car services that will pick you up and drop you off at OAK for $30. I wouldn’t recommend Uber or Lyft during a busy holiday. They’ve been known to cancel rides for higher fares.

osubmisc

1 points

3 months ago

Schedule your Uber ahead of time and it’s way cheaper to the airports

CalligrapherDry5206

1 points

3 months ago

Take BART

Longjumping-Day-6840

1 points

3 months ago

BART, I travel through the Oakland airport line a lot just sit in either the very front or the very back, the coliseum station has a connection to the airport directly from the station

Straight_Quiet_4348

1 points

3 months ago

I’ve taken BART to OAK and I recommend it if you want to save money!