BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is a heavy rail system serving the East Bay, San Francisco, north Peninsula and SFO.

Fare Types

BART fares are calculated according to the distance traveled. All BART stations sell tickets through automatic ticket machines that accept nickels, dimes, quarters and $1 coins, as well as $1 $5, $10 and $20 bills.

The SJSU Smart Pass works as a Clipper card.

Credit and debit cards may be used at all stations in select credit and debit machines. For more information on how to calcuate your fare, visit the BART site for instructions

NOTE: There is no special discount for SJSU students and employees.

Visit Clipper's website to find out how to load value to your clipper card.

You can also use your SmartPass Clipper card on other Bay Area transit agencies' services such as Caltrain, BART, SF Muni, etc., provided that you load the clipper card with additional funds.

Getting To A Station

Access to SJSU from BART:

The nearest BART station from SJSU is the Warm Springs/ South Fremont station.
VTA Express Bus 181 provides connection between SJSU and Warm Springs/ South Fremont BART station. 

The VTA 181 Express Bus stop closest to SJSU is located on 1st & Santa Clara, approximately 0.5 miles from campus. 

To board VTA Express Bus 181, you must first load funds onto your SmartPass. The fare for the bus is $2.50 per ride. This process can be completed at any Walgreens, BART, or lightrail station. 

For information on how to get to the BART station nearest you, directions can be found on the BART website.

System Map and Schedule

For BART map and schedule information, the BART website provides an entire list.


Parking is available at most BART stations. Parking is not provided at stations in downtown Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco.

Daily Permits are typically required for lot parking.