List of AC Transit routes

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A new Van Hool bus on Route 51 in Berkeley.

AC Transit operates 175 bus lines throughout the East Bay, including two lines under the Broadway Shuttle name. While AC Transit administers Dumbarton Express, it transferred operation of that service to MV Transportation effective 19 December 2011. Extensive local service connects 15 cities in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties and Milpitas in Santa Clara County. Transbay service is provided to San Francisco, San Mateo County, and Palo Alto in Santa Clara County.

Route summary[edit]

AC Transit bus routes are arranged in six categories (five numbered, one lettered). Since its inception in 1960, AC Transit has used both numbers and letters to distinguish routes. Many Transbay rail lines were inherited from the Key System and converted to bus routes, and AC Transit continued to use letters to identify the routes. Many Transbay routes continue to follow the original Key System routings to some degree. The number and letter ranges listed below do not mean that all numbers or letters with a range are in use.

Numbered routes operate within the East Bay:

  • 1 to 99 primarily serve the northern part of Alameda County and all of Contra Costa County.
  • 200 to 299 serve the southern part of Alameda County and Milpitas.
  • 300 to 399 serve combined portions of other bus lines, usually only at certain times of day or certain days of the week.
  • 600 to 699 operate on school days only.
  • 800 to 899 are part of the All Nighter network, which provides bus service during owl hours and at times when BART is not operating.

One- and two-digit route numbers are sometimes used as a "base" number for three-digit route numbers. For example, Route 339 is "based" on Route 39.

Lettered routes (A to Z) provide Transbay service (i.e., service across a bridge) between the East Bay and San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties.

Suffixes (also lettered) are used on some local and Transbay routes to distinguish different routings. Currently, A, B, C, L, M, R, S, and X are used. Some suffixes have special meanings:

  • A - Denotes Clockwise service. Used on Routes 25 and 49.
  • B - Denotes Counterclockwise service. Used on Routes 25 and 49.
  • C - Denotes Combined service on Transbay routes, where portions of two or more routes are combined into a single route during the PM commute period. Used on Routes LC and NXC.
  • L - Denotes Limited stop service, where not all local stops are served. Used on Routes 58L and NL.
  • R - Denotes Rapid service, which is similar to limited stop service. Used on Routes 1R and 72R.
  • X - Denotes Express service, where portions of the main route as skipped entirely. Used on Routes NX, NX1, NX2, NX3, NX4, and OX.

Supplemental numerical suffixes are used to differentiate route variations for lines that already use a lettered suffix. This is the case with the NX lines listed above.

Note: Routes listed below are current as of December 15, 2013.[1]

Local service[edit]

An AC Transit bus operating as Route 70 at the Richmond BART/Amtrak Station.

These routes serve various cities, towns, and attractions in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. One route also serves Milpitas in Santa Clara County. Several routes provide deviations on select trips, where a bus serves a particular business or school that is not on the regular route. For example, four morning and four afternoon trips on Route 25 deviate from regular routing to serve the Post Office Bulk Mail Center and Point Isabel Regional Shoreline in Richmond.

Historically, Route 51 has been considered the busiest bus route in the East Bay, connecting the cities of Berkeley, Oakland, and Alameda.[2] However, this route was split into Routes 51A and 51B in March 2010.

In southern Alameda County, several "loop" (Lines 212, 242, 251, and 275) and linear (Lines 264, 332, and 345) routes, as well as the Newark FlexBus (Line 333), were operated as circulators between Union City, Newark, and Fremont; however, in 15 December 2013, those services were modified by:

  • Upgrading many of the weekday-only services to daily.
  • Extending Route 85 weekdays to serve Foothill Square in Oakland northbound and Union Landing Shopping Center in Union City southbound. Weekend and holiday service remains unchanged between San Leandro BART and South Hayward BART.
  • Eliminating Routes 68, 242, 264, 332, 333, and 345, and restructuring the remaining formerly loop services to become linear for route simplification.
  • Introducing a brand new Route 200 that makes service around Union City, Newark, and Fremont more efficient by serving multiple shopping, recreational, work, and educational centers, including Lido Faire Shopping Center, Newark Senior Center, Fremont Hub, Pacific Research Center (weekday peaks), and Silliman Recreational Center (weekends & holidays).[3]
Route Direction Terminals Days of Operation Cities and Communities Served Connecting BART Station(s) Schedule Information
North/East Terminal South/West Terminal
1 North-south Downtown Berkeley BART
(Center & Shattuck)
Bay Fair BART Daily Berkeley, Oakland, San Leandro Downtown Berkeley, MacArthur, 19th Street/Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland, Lake Merritt (on 11th & 12th streets), Fruitvale, San Leandro, Bay Fair Route 1 Schedule
7 North-south El Cerrito del Norte BART Downtown Berkeley BART
(Center & Shattuck)
Daily El Cerrito, Kensington, Berkeley El Cerrito del Norte, Downtown Berkeley Route 7 Schedule
11 East-west Weekdays:
Dimond District
(Fruitvale & Montana)
Most weekday trips:
Piedmont
(Estates & Inverleith)
Daily Oakland, Piedmont 19th Street/Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland, Lake Merritt Route 11 Schedule
Weekends:
Lake Merritt BART
All other trips:
Piedmont
(Highland Ave & Highland Way)
12 North-south Downtown Berkeley BART
(Oxford & Addison)
Downtown Oakland
(10th & Washington)
Daily Berkeley, Piedmont, Oakland Downtown Berkeley, Ashby, 19th Street/Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland Route 12 Schedule
14 East-west Fruitvale BART Downtown Oakland
(11th & Jefferson)
Daily Oakland 12th Street/Oakland, Fruitvale Route 14 Schedule
18 North-south Albany
(Monroe & 10th)
Montclair
(Mountain & Moraga)
Daily Albany, Berkeley, Oakland Berkeley, MacArthur, 19th Street/Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland Route 18 Schedule
20 East-west Dimond District
(Fruitvale & MacArthur)
Daily until 10 PM:
Downtown Oakland
(11th & M.L. King, Jr.)
Daily Oakland, Alameda Fruitvale, 12th Street/Oakland Route 20 Schedule
Daily after 10 PM:
Alameda
(South Shore Center)
21 East-west Dimond District
(Fruitvale & MacArthur)
Oakland International Airport Daily Oakland, Alameda, Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal (select trips) Fruitvale Route 21 Schedule
22 Bi-directional loop Hayward BART South Hayward Daily Hayward Hayward, South Hayward Route 22 Schedule
25 Bi-directional loop El Cerrito Plaza BART Downtown Berkeley BART
(Shattuck & Center)
Daily El Cerrito, Kensington, Berkeley, Albany, Richmond, Point Isabel Regional Shoreline (select trips) El Cerrito Plaza, Downtown Berkeley Route 25 Schedule
26 East-west Weekends before 8 AM:
Oakland
(Grand & MacArthur)
Emeryville
(Christie & 64th)
Daily Oakland, Emeryville 12th Street/Oakland, West Oakland Route 26 Schedule
All other trips:
Oakland
(Wala Vista & Lakeshore)
31 North-south Weekdays:
MacArthur BART
Alameda Point
(Pan Am & Ranger)
Daily Oakland, Emeryville, Alameda MacArthur, West Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland Route 31 Schedule
Weekends:
Downtown Oakland
(11th & Jefferson)
32 Bi-directional loop Bay Fair BART Hayward BART Daily San Leandro, Castro Valley, Hayward Bay Fair, Castro Valley, Hayward Route 32 Schedule
37 Bi-directional loop Hayward BART South Hayward BART Weekdays Hayward Hayward, South Hayward Route 37 Schedule
39 East-west Skyline High School
(Skyline & Balmoral)
Fruitvale BART Weekdays Oakland Fruitvale Route 39 Schedule
40 North-south Downtown Oakland
(11th & Jefferson)
All trips:
Eastmont Transit Center
Daily Oakland, San Leandro 12th Street/Oakland, Bay Fair Route 40 Schedule
Select trips:
Bay Fair BART
45 East-west Foothill Square
(MacArthur & 107th)
Eastmont Transit Center Daily Oakland Coliseum/Oakland Airport Route 45 Schedule
46 East-west All trips:
East Oakland
(Mountain & Golf Links)
Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART Weekdays Oakland Coliseum/Oakland Airport Route 46 Schedule
Service after 9 AM:
Oakland Zoo
47 North-south Fruitvale BART East Oakland
(55th & Foothill)
Weekdays (peak periods only) Oakland Fruitvale Route 47 Schedule
48 North-south Bay Fair BART Hayward BART Weekdays San Leandro, Castro Valley, Hayward Bay Fair, Castro Valley, Hayward Route 48 Schedule
49 Bi-directional loop Downtown Berkeley BART Rockridge BART Daily Berkeley, Oakland Downtown Berkeley, Rockridge, Ashby Route 49 Schedule
51A North-south Rockridge BART Fruitvale BART Daily Oakland, Alameda Rockridge, 19th Street/Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland, Fruitvale Route 51A Schedule
51B North-south Most trips:
Berkeley Amtrak
(University & Third)
Rockridge BART Daily Berkeley, Oakland Downtown Berkeley, Rockridge Route 51B Schedule
Select trips:
Berkeley Marina
52 North-south UC Village
(10th & Monroe)
UC Berkeley
(Bancroft & Telegraph)
Daily Albany, Berkeley North Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley Route 52 Schedule
54 East-west Merritt College Fruitvale BART Daily Oakland Fruitvale Route 54 Schedule
57 East-west Foothill Square
(MacArthur & 107th)
Emeryville
(40th & San Pablo)
Daily Emeryville, Oakland MacArthur Route 57 Schedule
58L East-west Eastmont Transit Center Downtown Oakland
(Jack London Square Amtrak)
Weekdays Oakland 12th Street/Oakland, 19th Street/Oakland Route 58L Schedule
60 East-west Hayward
(Cal State East Bay)
Hayward BART Daily Hayward Hayward Route 60 Schedule
62 East-west Fruitvale BART West Oakland BART Daily Oakland West Oakland, Lake Merritt, Fruitvale Route 62 Schedule
65 East-west Most trips:
UC Berkeley
(Lawrence Hall of Science)
Downtown Berkeley BART Daily Berkeley Downtown Berkeley Route 65 Schedule
Select weekday trips:
Berkeley
(Grizzly Peak & Senior)
67 North-south Weekdays:
Kensington
(Kenyon & Trinity)
Downtown Berkeley BART Daily Kensington, Berkeley Downtown Berkeley Route 67 Schedule
Weekends:
Tilden Park
(Brazilian Building)
70 North-south Richmond Parkway Transit Center Richmond BART Daily Richmond, Pinole, El Sobrante, San Pablo Richmond Route 70 Schedule
71 North-south Richmond Parkway Transit Center El Cerrito Plaza BART Daily Richmond, El Cerrito Richmond, El Cerrito Plaza Route 71 Schedule
72 North-south All trips:
Contra Costa College
Jack London Square Amtrak Daily Richmond, San Pablo, El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland El Cerrito del Norte, El Cerrito Plaza, 19th Street/Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland Route 72 Schedule
Select trips:
Hilltop Mall
72M North-south Point Richmond
(Tewksbury & Castro)
Jack London Square Amtrak Daily Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland Richmond, El Cerrito del Norte, El Cerrito Plaza, 19th Street/Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland Route 72M Schedule
73 East-west Eastmont Transit Center Oakland International Airport Daily Oakland Coliseum/Oakland Airport Route 73 Schedule
74 North-south Weekday and select weekend trips:
El Sobrante
(Castro Ranch & Sherwood Forest)
Richmond Marina
(Ford Point)
Daily El Sobrante, San Pablo, Richmond Richmond Route 74 Schedule
Select weekend trips:
Hilltop Mall
75 Bi-directional loop San Leandro BART Bay Fair BART Weekdays San Leandro, Oakland San Leandro, Bay Fair Route 75 Schedule
76 East-west El Cerrito Del Norte BART Hilltop Mall Daily Richmond, San Pablo, North Richmond, El Cerrito Richmond, El Cerrito del Norte Route 76 Schedule
83 North-south Hayward BART South Hayward BART Weekdays Hayward Hayward, South Hayward Route 83 Schedule
85 East-west Weekdays:
Oakland
(Foothill Square)
Weekdays:
Union City
(Union Landing)
Daily Oakland, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward, Union City South Hayward, Hayward, San Leandro Route 85 Schedule
Weekends & Holidays:
San Leandro BART
Weekends & Holidays:
South Hayward BART
San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward
86 North-south Hayward BART All trips:
AC Transit Hayward Division
Daily Hayward Hayward, South Hayward Route 86 Schedule
Weekday peak periods only:
South Hayward BART
88 North-south Downtown Berkeley BART
(Shattuck & Center)
Lake Merritt BART Daily Berkeley, Oakland Downtown Berkeley, 12th Street/Oakland, Lake Merritt Route 88 Schedule
89 Bi-directional loop San Leandro BART Bay Fair BART Daily San Leandro, Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center (select weekend trips) San Leandro, Bay Fair Route 89 Schedule
93 Bi-directional loop Bay Fair BART Hayward BART Daily San Leandro, Hayward, San Lorenzo Bay Fair, Hayward Route 93 Schedule
94 East-west Hayward
(Hayward & Fairview)
Hayward BART Weekdays (peak periods only) Hayward Hayward Route 94 Schedule
95 North-south Hayward
(Kelly & Eddy)
Hayward BART Daily Hayward Hayward Route 95 Schedule
97 North-south Bay Fair BART Union City BART Daily San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward, Union City Bay Fair, Union City Route 97 Schedule
98 Bi-directional loop Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART East Oakland
(98th & International)
Daily Oakland Coliseum/Oakland Airport Route 98 Schedule
99 North-south Bay Fair BART Fremont BART Daily San Leandro, Hayward, Union City, Fremont Bay Fair, Hayward, South Hayward, Union City, Fremont Route 99 Schedule
200 North-South Union City BART Fremont BART Daily Union City, Newark, Fremont Union City, Fremont Route 200 Schedule
210 North-south Union City
(Union Landing)
Fremont
(Ohlone College)
Daily Union City, Fremont N/A Route 210 Schedule
212 North-south Fremont BART Weekdays:
Newark
(NewPark Mall)
Daily Fremont, Newark Fremont Route 212 Schedule
Weekends and Holidays:
Fremont
(Pacific Commons)
215 North-south Fremont BART Warm Springs
(Warren & Kato)
Weekdays Fremont Fremont Route 215 Schedule
216 North-south Union City BART Weekdays:
Newark
(Ohlone College)
Daily Union City, Fremont, Newark Union City, Fremont Route 216 Schedule
Weekends & Holidays:
Newark
(Silliman Recreation Center)
217 North-south Fremont BART Milpitas
(Great Mall)
Daily Fremont, Milpitas Fremont Route 217 Schedule
239 North-south Fremont BART Milpitas
(Milpitas & Dixon Landing)
Weekdays Fremont, Milpitas Fremont Route 239 Schedule
251 East-west Fremont BART Weekdays:
Newark
(Ohlone College)
Daily Fremont, Newark Fremont Route 251 Schedule
Weekends & Holidays:
Newark
(Silliman Recreation Center)
275 East-west Union City BART Newark
(Lido Faire Center)
Weekdays Union City, Newark Union City Route 275 Schedule

Rapid service[edit]

For an explanation of bus rapid transit, click here.

There are two Rapid routes operated by AC Transit.

Route Route Name Direction Terminals Days of Operation Cities and Communities Served Connecting BART Station(s) Schedule Information
North/East Terminal South/West Terminal
1R International Rapid North-south Weekdays:
Downtown Berkeley
(Berkeley & Oxford)
Bay Fair BART Daily Berkeley, Oakland, San Leandro Downtown Berkeley, MacArthur, 19th Street/Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland, Lake Merritt (on 11th & 12th streets), Fruitvale (on International Blvd.), Bay Fair Route 1R Schedule
Weekends:
Downtown Oakland
(14th & Broadway)
72R San Pablo Rapid North-south Contra Costa College Downtown Oakland
(Jack London Square)
Weekdays San Pablo, Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland El Cerrito del Norte, 19th Street/Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland Route 72R Schedule

These routes provide the following amenities and features:[4][5]

  • Frequent service (every 12 minutes), which complements regular local service
  • Stops spacing every 1/2-mile on average
  • Passenger shelters with Rapid branding
  • Low-floor buses for faster entry and exit
  • Transit Signal Priority (TSP) so buses spend less time waiting at traffic signals

Special service[edit]

Several special service routes, numbered between 300 and 399, cater to various purposes:

  • Routes 314, 356, and 391 provide midday shopper service, connecting residential neighborhoods and senior homes with shopping centers and major attractions.
  • Route 333 provides evening "flex" service, picking up passengers at specific locations and dropping them off at any bus stop within Newark.
  • Other routes combine popular segments of two or more regular routes and operate evenings and/or weekends when ridership is insufficient to support the regular routes.
Route Direction Terminals Days of Operation Service Notes Cities and Communities Served Connecting BART Station(s) Schedule Information
North/East Terminal South/West Terminal
314 North-south West Oakland Post Office Oakland
(Hegenberger & Edgewater)
Tuesdays and Thursdays Operates one midday trip twice weekly to/from Alameda South Shore Center and Wal-Mart. Oakland, Alameda West Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland Route 314 Schedule
339 East-west Chabot Observatory Fruitvale BART Weekdays Operates middays only as a supplementary service to Route 39. Oakland Fruitvale Route 339 Schedule
356 North-south Alameda
(South Shore Center)
AM start:
Oakland
(Palo Vista Gardens)
Weekdays Operates one midday trip on weekdays to/from Wal-Mart and Alameda South Shore Center. Alameda, Oakland Coliseum/Oakland Airport Route 356 Schedule
PM end:
Oakland
(MacArthur & E.C. Reems)
376 Clockwise loop Pinole
(Pinole Vista Center)
El Cerrito del Norte BART Daily Serves portions of Routes 70, 71, 74, and 76. Route provides bi-directional service between Contra Costa College and El Cerrito del Norte BART, then operates as a one-way loop via Pinole and Hilltop Mall. Pinole, Richmond, San Pablo, North Richmond, El Cerrito Richmond, El Cerrito del Norte Route 376 Schedule
386 North-south Hayward BART AC Transit Hayward Division Weekends Route is similar to Route 86 but with an additional stop at Southland Mall. Hayward Hayward Route 386 Schedule
391 Clockwise loop Southland Mall Hayward
(Hayward Villa)
Tuesdays and Fridays Operates six midday trips twice weekly to/from Southland Mall. Hayward. This route is pending elimination due to low ridership. N/A Route 391 Schedule

Transbay service[edit]

These routes cross San Francisco Bay and connect the East Bay with San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties. All routes except Route 800 are lettered. (Route 800 is part of the All Nighter network and is listed in its respective section.) Most Transbay routes operate weekdays only during commute periods; two routes operate throughout the day on weekdays only and three routes operate daily. Most commute-only routes operate westbound from the East Bay in the morning and eastbound to the East Bay in the afternoon, but some service is provided in the reverse commute direction.

Serving San Francisco[edit]

All bus routes serving San Francisco terminate at the Transbay Temporary Terminal (at Howard and Beale streets). A map showing bus stop boarding locations at the TTT is available here.

Route Terminal Days of Operation Cities and Communities Served Connecting BART Station(s) Local Travel Permitted Schedule Information
B Trestle Glen
(Trestle Glen & Lakeshore)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland N/A Yes Route B Schedule
C Piedmont
(Highland Avenue & Highland Way)
Weekdays (commute only) Emeryville, Oakland, Piedmont MacArthur Yes Route C Schedule
CB Montclair
(Warren Fwy & Broadway Terrace)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland N/A Yes Route CB Schedule
E Berkeley Hills
(Parkwood Apartments)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland, Berkeley N/A Yes Route E Schedule
F UC Berkeley
(Bancroft & Telegraph)
Daily Emeryville, Oakland, Berkeley Downtown Berkeley, Ashby Yes Route F Schedule
FS Berkeley
(Solano & Colusa)
Weekdays (commute only) Berkeley Downtown Berkeley No Route FS Schedule
G El Cerrito
(Potrero & Richmond)
Weekdays (commute only) Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito El Cerrito Plaza Yes Route G Schedule
H Richmond
(Barrett & San Pablo)
Weekdays (commute only) Berkeley, Kensington, El Cerrito, Richmond N/A Yes Route H Schedule
J Berkeley
(Sacramento & University)
Weekdays (commute only) Emeryville, Berkeley N/A Yes Route J Schedule
L San Pablo
(Princeton Plaza)
Weekdays (commute only) Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo El Cerrito del Norte No Route L Schedule
LA All trips:
Richmond
(Hilltop Park & Ride)
Weekdays (commute only) Richmond N/A Yes Route LA Schedule
Select trips:
Hilltop Green
(Park Central & Fairway)
LC Richmond
(Hilltop Park & Ride)
Weekdays (commute only) Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo El Cerrito del Norte Yes Route LC Schedule
NL East Oakland
(Eastmont Transit Center)
Daily Oakland 19th Street/Oakland Yes Route NL Schedule
NX East Oakland
(Seminary & MacArthur)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland N/A No Route NX Schedule
NX1 East Oakland
(Fruitvale & MacArthur)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland N/A No Route NX1 Schedule
NX2 East Oakland
(High & MacArthur)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland N/A No Route NX2 Schedule
NX3 San Leandro
(Marlow & Foothill)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland, San Leandro N/A No Route NX3 Schedule
NX4 Castro Valley
(Castro Valley Park & Ride)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland, San Leandro, Castro Valley N/A Yes Route NX4 Schedule
NXC Castro Valley
(Castro Valley Park & Ride)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland, San Leandro, Castro Valley N/A Yes Route NXC Schedule
O Oakland
(Fruitvale BART)
Daily Oakland, Alameda Fruitvale Yes Route O Schedule
OX AM terminal:
Bay Farm Island
(Robert Davey Jr & Packet Landing)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland, Alameda N/A Yes Route OX Schedule
PM terminal:
Bay Farm Island
(Island Drive Park & Ride)
P Piedmont
(Highland Avenue & Highland Way)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland, Piedmont N/A Yes Route P Schedule
S Hayward
(Eden Shores & Sandcreek)
Weekdays (commute only) San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward N/A Yes Route S Schedule
SB Newark
(Cedar & Stevenson)
Weekdays (commute only) Hayward, Union City, Newark N/A Yes Route SB Schedule
V Oakland
(Broadway & College)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland N/A Yes Route V Schedule
W Alameda
(Broadway & Blanding)
Weekdays (commute only) Oakland, Alameda N/A No Route W Schedule
Z AM terminal:
Albany
(Buchanan & Pierce)
Weekdays (commute only) Emeryville, Berkeley, Albany N/A Yes Route Z Schedule
PM terminal:
Albany
(San Pablo & Marin)

Service via the San Mateo Bridge[edit]

One route operates between the East Bay and San Mateo County via the San Mateo Bridge.

Route Terminals Days of Operation Cities and Communities Served Connecting Rail Stations Local Travel Permitted Schedule Information
East Bay Terminal Peninsula Terminal
M Hayward BART San Mateo
(Hillsdale Shopping Center)
Weekdays (commute only) Hayward, Foster City, San Mateo Hayward BART, Hillsdale Caltrain Yes Route M Schedule

Service via the Dumbarton Bridge[edit]

AC Transit operates one route between the East Bay and Santa Clara County via the Dumbarton Bridge. Additional bus service across the Dumbarton Bridge is provided by Dumbarton Express, which is a Transbay bus service provided under a consortium of five transit operators (AC Transit, BART, SamTrans, Union City Transit, and VTA). Dumbarton Express was operated by AC Transit through 16 December 2011 before being transferred to a contractor.

Route Terminals Days of Operation Cities and Communities Served Connecting Rail Station(s) Local Travel Permitted Schedule Information
East Bay Terminal Peninsula Terminal
U Fremont BART Stanford University Weekdays (commute only) Fremont, Newark, Palo Alto Fremont BART, Fremont-Centerville Amtrak/ACE No Route U Schedule

School service[edit]

A series of school-day only routes serve a variety of public and private middle, junior high, and high schools in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Many of these routes provide connections to/from BART stations. While these lines are open to all riders at regular fares, they do not operate during school breaks and holidays. Some regular local bus routes also provide supplemental school service to nearby schools. These routes are usually timed to match the morning and afternoon bell schedules of all schools served.

There are 63 school routes numbered between 600 and 699: 604, 605, 606, 607, 609, 611, 614, 618, 619, 620, 621, 623, 624, 625, 626, 627, 628, 629, 631, 634, 638, 640, 641, 642, 643, 645, 646, 648, 649, 650, 651, 652, 653, 654, 655, 657, 658, 660, 662, 663, 665, 667, 668, 669, 670, 671, 672, 673, 674, 675, 676, 677, 679, 680, 681, 682, 683, 684, 685, 686, 688, 689, and 696. More details can be seen here.

All Nighter service[edit]

Several transit agencies in the Bay Area, including AC Transit, participate in the All Nighter program. All Nighter buses provide overnight bus service when BART and Caltrain are not operating. AC Transit Route 800 is the backbone of this network, serving eleven (11) BART and four (4) Muni Metro stations en route.

All AC Transit All Nighter routes provide timed transfers at Broadway and 14th Street in downtown Oakland. All routes operate daily including holidays, generally from midnight to 5:00 AM. Weekend morning service on Routes 800 and 801 extends until 6 AM on Saturdays and 8 AM on Sundays, corresponding to the start of BART service for the day.

Route Direction Terminals Cities and Communities Served Connecting BART Station(s) Schedule Information
North/East Terminal South/West Terminal
800 East-west Richmond BART San Francisco
(Van Ness Muni Metro)
San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond Civic Center (eastbound only), Powell (eastbound only), Montgomery (eastbound only), West Oakland (eastbound only), 12th Street/Oakland, 19th Street/Oakland, MacArthur, Ashby, Downtown Berkeley, El Cerrito del Norte, Richmond Route 800 Schedule
801 North-south Oakland
(14th & Broadway)
Fremont BART Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward, Union City, Fremont 12th Street/Oakland, Lake Merritt (on 11th & 12th streets), Fruitvale (on International Blvd.), San Leandro, Bay Fair, Hayward, South Hayward, Union City, Fremont Route 801 Schedule
802 North-south Oakland
(14th & Broadway)
Berkeley Amtrak
(University & Third)
Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley 12th Street/Oakland, 19th Street/Oakland Route 802 Schedule
805 East-west Oakland
(14th & Broadway)
Oakland International Airport Oakland 12th Street/Oakland, 19th Street/Oakland, Coliseum/Oakland Airport Route 805 Schedule
840 North-south Oakland
(14th & Broadway)
East Oakland
(Eastmont Transit Center)
Oakland 12th Street/Oakland, Lake Merritt (on 11th & 12th streets) Route 840 Schedule
851 North-south Downtown Berkeley BART
(Shattuck & Center)
Fruitvale BART Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda Downtown Berkeley, Rockridge, 19th Street/Oakland, 12th Street/Oakland, Fruitvale Route 851 Schedule

Broadway Shuttle[edit]

The Broadway Shuttle, also known as The B, is a free shuttle service operating along Broadway in downtown Oakland as part of the Meet Downtown Oakland program.[6] The service is provided by AC Transit in conjunction with the City of Oakland, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and several public and private entities. The shuttle service began in August 2010 and was expanded in July 2011.[7] The B operates two routes:[8][9]

Route Terminals Days and Hours of Operation Service Frequency
North Terminal South Terminal
Blue Broadway & 27th Street Webster & Embarcadero Fridays, 7 PM - 1 AM

Saturdays, 6 PM - 1 AM

Every 15 minutes
Orange Grand & Webster Webster & Embarcadero Weekdays, 7 AM - 7 PM Every 10–15 minutes

The B connects with the Alameda/Oakland Ferry, Amtrak (at Jack London Square), BART (at 19th Street/Oakland and 12th Street/Oakland stations), and most AC Transit routes serving downtown Oakland. The B also serves the following points of interest:

  • Jack London Square
  • Chinatown
  • Old Oakland
  • Downtown/Oakland City Center
  • Uptown
  • Lake Merritt (Orange route)
  • Koreatown (Blue route)

Transit connections[edit]

AC Transit provides connections to several other transit operators, including:

Buses and Light Rail

Ferries

Shuttle Services

Train Services

Defunct lines[edit]

AC Transit has operated several different bus lines over the years, some of which no longer exist. Other lines, like Route 40, have been modified over the years through rerouting, rescheduling, line extension and/or reduction, or some combination.

Route Route Portion Areas Served Current Status
7
Part El Cerrito del Norte BART to Rockridge BART via Arlington, Shattuck Avenue, Downtown Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Piedmont Avenue, UC Clark Kerr Campus, and Claremont Avenue
  • Route shortened to serve up to Berkeley BART only
  • South of Berkeley BART, route replaced by Route 49
9
All Claremont Hotel to Berkeley Marina via Ashby Avenue, Dwight Way, Downtown Berkeley, Gilman Street, and 6th Street Parts of route replaced by Routes 25 and 49
13
All Oakland Army Base to MacArthur Blvd. & Lakeshore Ave. via Lakeshore Avenue, Lake Merritt BART, 14th Street, Downtown Oakland, Adeline Street, 7th Street, West Oakland BART, and Maritime Street
  • Most of route replaced by Route 26
  • Currently, no service is provided west of 7th Street & Wood Street and the Army Base
17
All San Pablo and Alcatraz to Kaiser Oakland via Alcatraz and Broadway Cut back in 1990s, discontinued in 2003, currently no service on Alcatraz or upper Broadway
15
All Downtown Berkeley to Downtown Oakland via Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Replaced by Routes 12 and 18
19
All North Berkeley BART to Fruitvale BART via Cedar Street, Berkeley Amtrak (4th Street), Dwight Crescent, Emeryville, West Oakland, Downtown Oakland, and Buena Vista Avenue (Alameda) Parts of route replaced by Routes 20, 21, 26, 31, 51A, and 52
40/40L
Part Downtown Berkeley to Bay Fair BART via Telegraph Avenue, Downtown Oakland, Foothill Boulevard, Eastmont, and Bancroft Avenue Portion north of Downtown Oakland replaced by Routes 1 and 1R
41
All Piedmont Circulator (loop around Piedmont from Highland Avenue & Highland Way) Replaced by peak-hour service on Route 11
43
All El Cerrito Plaza BART to Eastmont via Albany, Downtown Berkeley, Shattuck Avenue, Downtown Oakland, and Foothill Boulevard Replaced by Routes 18 and 40
50
All Fruitvale BART to Bay Fair BART via Alameda, Bay Farm Island, Oakland Airport, Coliseum BART, Eastmont, and MacArthur Boulevard Replaced by Routes 20, 21, 51A, and 73
51/51M
All Berkeley Marina to East Alameda (Broadway & Blanding) via University Avenue, Downtown Berkeley, College Avenue, Broadway, Downtown Oakland, and Santa Clara Avenue (Alameda) Line split into two:
  • Route 51A (between Fruitvale BART and Rockridge BART)
  • Route 51B (between Rockridge BART and Berkeley Amtrak or Berkeley Marina)
52L
All UC Berkeley (Bancroft & Telegraph) to UC Village (Albany) via Bancroft Way (SB), Durant Avenue (NB), Gayley Road, Hearst Avenue, Shattuck Avenue, University Avenue, and San Pablo Avenue
  • Replaced by Route 52 stopping service
  • Currently, no NB service provided on Durant Avenue, Gayley Road, and Hearst Avenue (all buses operate clockwise only around UC Berkeley)
53
All Fruitvale BART to MacArthur Blvd. or Woodminster Amphitheater via Fruitvale Avenue, Lincoln Avenue, and Joaquin Miller Road Replaced by Routes 20, 21, 39, and 339
56
All Eastmont to Foothill Square via Hillmont Drive, Seminary Avenue, San Leandro Boulevard, Coliseum BART, 85th Avenue, International Boulevard, 104th Avenue, and 106th Avenue Replaced by Routes 45 and 98
59/59A
All Rockridge BART to Lake Merritt BART via Hwy 24, Montclair, Broadway Terrace, and Piedmont Avenue
  • Part of route replaced by Routes 11, 12, and 18
  • Currently, no service to Broadway Terrace
61
All MacArthur BART to Montclair via Broadway Terrace
  • Served by Transbay lines CB and V weekdays only
  • Currently, no service to Broadway Terrace
63
All Downtown Oakland to Fruitvale BART via Alameda Point, Harbor Ferry Terminal, Otis Avenue, South Shore, Alameda Towne Center, High Street, Fernside Boulevard, and Fruitvale Avenue
  • Parts of route replaced by Routes O, 20, and 31
  • Currently, no service provided along W Atlantic Avenue, Pan Am Way, and Harbor Ferry Terminal
68
All Bidirectional loop between South Hayward BART and Union Landing Shopping Center
  • Parts of route replaced by Route 85
  • Currently, no service provided along portions of Huntwood Avenue & Industrial Pkwy SW (now served by Union City Transit)
74
Part Ford Point (Marina Bay, Richmond) to Orinda BART via 23rd Street, Richmond BART, Contra Costa College, Rollingwood Drive, El Portal Drive, San Pablo Dam Road, Valley View Road, Olinda Road, Castro Ranch Road, and Downtown Orinda Portion between Castro Ranch & San Pablo Dam and Orinda BART eliminated in 2010; currently, no replacement service exists along the route portion
77
All Hayward BART to Tampa Ave. & Tennyson Rd. via Ruus Road, Georgian Manor, South Hayward BART, Gading Road, Harder Road, Soto Road, and W Winton Avenue Replaced by Routes 68 and 85
79
(2000s)
All El Cerrito Plaza BART to Downtown Berkeley via Colusa Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Replaced by Route 25
79
(1990s)
All El Cerrito del Norte BART to Brickyard Cove via Cutting Boulevard, Richmond BART, and Point Richmond
  • Parts of route replaced by Routes 72M and 76
  • Currently, no service provided to Brickyard Cove
80
All San Leandro BART to Hayward BART via Estudillo Avenue, MacArthur Boulevard, I-580, Fairmont Hospital, Foothill Boulevard, Castro Valley Boulevard, Castro Valley BART, Redwood Road, and Downtown Hayward
  • Parts of route replaced by Routes 32, 48, 75, and 89
  • Most of current routes operated previously by Route 80 operate weekdays only, with only Route 32 operating daily
84
All San Leandro BART to Kaiser Hayward via Washington Avenue, Bay Fair BART, San Lorenzo, 164th Avenue, Castro Valley BART, Foothill Boulevard, Hayward BART, and Jackson Street Replaced by Routes 22, 32, 37, 48, 85, and 89
92
All CSU East Bay to Chabot College via Downtown Hayward, Hayward BART, Southland Mall, and Hesperian Boulevard Replaced by Routes 22 and 60
99
Part Bay Fair BART to Fremont BART via Mission Boulevard
  • Short trips between Bay Fair BART and Hayward BART eliminated
  • Route rerouted from Mission Boulevard between Union City BART and Fremont BART to Fremont Boulevard via Decoto Road and Walnut Avenue
211
All Union City BART to Fremont BART via Decoto Road, Fremont Boulevard, Centerville ACE/Amtrak, and Walnut Avenue Replaced by Route 99 (rerouted from Mission Boulevard)
213
All Fremont BART to Lido Faire Shopping Center via Mowry Avenue, NewPark Mall, Ohlone Campus Newark, Cherry Street, and Newark Boulevard Replaced by Routes 242, 251, 264, and 345
214
All Fremont BART to Union City BART via Stevenson Boulevard, Ohlone Campus Newark, NewPark Mall, Cherry Street, Newark Senior Center, Thornton Avenue, Sycamore Street, Lido Faire Shopping Center, and Decoto Road Replaced by Routes 242, 251, 264, 275, and 345
218
All Ohlone College (Fremont) to Lido Faire Shopping Center via Mission Boulevard, Grimmer Boulevard, Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont BART, Thornton Avenue, Gateway Blvd, and Jarvis Avenue
  • Parts of route replaced by Routes 217, 239, 251, and 275
  • Currently, no service provided on portion of Thornton Avenue south of Willow Street and Jarvis Avenue south of Haley Street
235
All Fremont BART to Pacific Commons via Stevenson Boulevard, Albrae Street, and Christie Street Replaced by Routes 212 and 242
242
All Bidirectional loop, serving Fremont BART, NewPark Mall, and Ohlone College Replaced by Routes 200, 216, and 251
264
All Union City BART to Ohlone College (Newark) Replaced by Routes 200, 216, and 275
332
All Fremont BART to NewPark Mall via Niles District, Union City BART, and Cedar Avenue (Newark) Replaced by Routes 200, 216, and 232
333
All Newark FlexBus (Union City BART to Fremont BART) Replaced by Routes 200, 216, 232, and 251
DA
All Newark (Ardenwood Park & Ride) to Redwood Shores (Oracle) via Dumbarton Bridge No current replacement
LD
All Point Richmond to Transbay Terminal via Marina Bay No current replacement
MA
All Union City BART to Hillsdale Mall via Alvarado-Niles Road, Chabot College, and San Mateo Bridge No current replacement

References[edit]

  1. ^ Major service changes effective December 15, 2013
  2. ^ AC Transit. "planning_focus_228.pdf". AC Transit. Retrieved 04-03-2009. 
  3. ^ Better Service in Southern Alameda County - Coming December 15!/
  4. ^ AC Transit. "AC Transit – Planning Focus – BRT". AC Transit. Retrieved 10-03-2009. 
  5. ^ AC Transit. "AC Transit – Planning Focus – BRT". AC Transit. Retrieved 10-03-2009. 
  6. ^ Meet Downtown Oakland
  7. ^ Broadway Shuttle to Extend Service to 1 a.m. on Weekends
  8. ^ Meet Downtown Oakland
  9. ^ Broadway Shuttle Route Map
  10. ^ [1]