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AC Transit

Operates accessible bus service between the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco and the East Bay. Information about accessibility on AC Transit is available at AC Transit's Web site or by calling 510.891.4777.


Provides regional transit service in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and San Francisco, including direct service to San Francisco International Airport. Access to BART stations within San Francisco is provided via elevator and all stations are served by Muni bus or Metro lines.

The BART system has a number of features that make travel easier for seniors and people with disabilities. A partial list of BART's accessible features is available on BART’s Web site The Web site also provides a station overview of each station that includes detailed information about accessibility. Call 510.834.LIFT or 888.235.3828 for elevator availability. General information is available by calling 415.989.2278 (TTY 510.839.2278).

three photos of bay area transit agencies: 1) AC Transit bus; 2) Caltrain commuter rail train; and 3) BART heavy rail train

From left: AC Transit bus, Caltrain Baby Bullet train, BART train.


Provides local, limited and Baby Bullet train service between San Francisco and San Jose, with weekday commute-hour service to Gilroy. Baby Bullet trains make up time by stopping at only a few stations and by passing slower trains.

The San Francisco Caltrain Station is located at 4th & King Streets. The station is served by the N-Judah and T-Third light rail lines, and by bus lines including the 10-Townsend, 30-Stockton, 45-Union/Stockton and 47-Van Ness.

All Caltrain trains have one wheelchair accessible car that can accommodate two wheelchairs. Access is provided via onboard lifts, or via a mobile lift or ramp. Not all Caltrain stations are fully accessible. Contact Caltrain at 800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448) for more information on Caltrain accessibility. Information is also available from Caltrain's Web site

photos of two regional transportation agency vehicles: 1) SamTrans bus and 2) Golden Gate Transit bus

From left: SamTrans bus, Golden Gate Transit bus

Golden Gate Transit

Operates wheelchair accessible bus and ferry service between San Francisco and Marin County. Golden Gate Transit bus lines run from San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge to a variety of destinations in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Ferries operate from the Ferry Building at the foot of Market Street to Sausalito and Larkspur. For specific information about wheelchair boarding on Golden Gate ferries, Golden Gate Transit bus accessibility, or for route and schedule information, call 511 (toll free) or go to the Golden Gate Transit Web site


Provides bus service in San Mateo County with service from San Francisco to San Mateo County. All SamTrans buses are wheelchair accessible; many SamTrans bus stops in San Mateo are ADA compliant. For general information and information about SamTrans accessibility call 800.660.4287 or visit the SamTrans Web site

Ferry Service

Alameda/Harbor Bay Ferry

Provides wheelchair accessible weekday commuter service between the Ferry Building in San Francisco and the Harbor Bay Isle landing in Alameda. Call 510.769.5500 for general information or visit the Alamedia/Harbor Bay Ferry Web site

Alameda/Oakland Ferry

Provides daily service from Pier 41 (limited departures/arrivals) and the Ferry Building in San Francisco to the Main Street Terminal in Alameda and the Clay Street Terminal in Oakland. All ferries are wheelchair accessible and have an accessible restroom. For more Alameda/Oakland Ferry accessibility information call 510.749.5972 or go to Alameda/Oakland Ferry Web site

Vallejo/Baylink Ferry

Operates daily service between Pier 41 (limited departures/arrivals) and the Ferry Building in San Francisco and the Vallejo Ferry Terminal. Vessels are wheelchair accessible and equipped with accessible restrooms. Vallejo/Baylink Ferry accessibility, Fare and schedule information is available at the Vallejo/Baylink Ferry Web site or by calling 511. Call 877.64.FERRY for general information.

photos of three regional ferry service agencies: 1) Alameda / Harbor Bay  ferry; 2) Alameda / Oakland ferry; and 3) Vallejo / Baylink ferry

From left: Golden Gate Ferry, Alameda / Oakland Ferry, Vallejo/Baylink Ferry



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