T h e T o w n
DON’T LIMIT YOURSELF TO PLANES, TRAINS AND
AUTOMOBILES. HERE, OAKLAND VISITORS AND
RESIDENTS SPOTLIGHT THEIR FAVORITE WAYS
TO GET AROUND THE CITY.
All aboard. Access Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) from Oakland International Airport
and San Francisco International Airport, as well as multiple stations in both
cities and beyond. For longer trips, head to the Amtrak station in Jack London
Square and take the Coast Starlight route along the Pacific or the San Joaquins
route to the Central Valley. Oakland is also a stop on the Capitol Corridor line,
which goes to Sacramento and Silicon Valley.
Take the bus. AC Transit runs throughout Oakland and the East Bay, while the
free Broadway Shuttle runs along Broadway between Jack London Square
and Grand Avenue Monday through Friday (shuttle service from Jack London
Square terminates at 27th Street from 7–10 p.m.). Greyhound also operates
out of Oakland.
The power of two wheels. Take advantage of bike share program Ford
GoBikes, which has bike stations throughout the city. Lime also offers pedal
bikes and scooters.
Connect with a car. For
short-term options, there
are car share programs such
as GIG Car Share, Getaround
and Zipcar, or take Uber or
Enjoy a ferry tale. Board a
ferry from Jack London
Square, and relish the ocean
air on your face during the
half-hour trip to San Francisco.
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