Public Transit (Berkeley and Beyond)

The Bay Area has an exceptionally large number of transit agencies. Whether you're going to campus, an internship afar, or a night (or weekend) out on the town, transit will get you to where you need to go. The agencies described here represent transit across the Bay Area.

Real-Time Transit Information and Trip Planning

Taking transit has never been easier, thanks to tools that you can view online and on your phone. 

CommuteTracker: Find other UC Berkeley members to carpool with, trip plan your transit, walking, or biking routes, and log trips to earn prizes

  • Who it's best for: UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff; Carpool Permit holders (required to log trips to maintain carpool eligibility)
  • Where to download: App StoreGoogle Play Store

Transit App: Comprehensive trip-planning app to get around Bay Area (and beyond), for AC Transit and Bear Transit services, as well as for many Bay Area transit agencies

  • Who's it's best for: Individuals looking for multi-modal options, with the capability to purchase digital tickets online ahead of time 
  • Where to download: Available on the App Store and Google Play.

Moovit: Another great trip-planning app which uses Bear Transit, AC Transit, and other transit agencies.

  • Who’s its best for: Students and Faculty who are using AC Transit to get around 
  • Where to Download: App StoreGoogle Play Store

AC Transit: A one-stop app for all things AC Transit with real-time updates about bus capacity and schedules

  • Who’s its best for: Students and Faculty who are using AC Transit to get around 
  • Where to Download: App Store, Google Play Store

BARTA one-stop app for all things BART with real-time information on schedules, service changes, and stuff

  • Who’s its best for: For getting around Bay Area in areas not covered by AC Transit 
  •  Where to Download: App Store, Google Play Store

Check out our table below for a comparison of all our recommended transit apps, to find one that works for you!