Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit)

Complete Address

1600 Franklin Street  Oakland, CA 94612


(510) 891-4777

Description AC Transit is an innovative, modern bus system, owned by the public of the East Bay. Its family tree dates back to 1869…the year Americas two coasts were joined by the transcontinental railroad with the driving of the golden spike. In the same year, 1869, the Suez Canal opened, linking the Mediterranean with the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. That’s the year when AC Transit’s first predecessor began carrying passengers from the Jack London Waterfront into burgeoning Oakland in a horse-drawn rail car.
Fares & Eligibility

Local (within the East Bay)

  Cash 31-Day Pass
Adult (19-64) $2.10 $80.00 available on Clipper only
Youth (5-18) $1.05 $20.00 available on Clipper only
Senior (65+) & Disabled $1.05 $20.00 calendar-month (available electronically on RTC/Clipper card or as a sticker for card)

Transbay  (to San Francisco & the Peninsula)

  Cash 31-Day Pass
Adult (19-64) $4.20 $151.20 available on Clipper only (also good for all local service)
Youth (5-18) $2.10 Not available
Senior (65+) & Disabled $2.10 Not available


  Adult Youth  Senior & Disabled
Local Bus-to-Bus*  $.25 $.25 $.25
Local BART-to-Bus**  $1.85 $.80 $.80



Free Free Free


*Issued upon request when paying with cash; automatically applied when using Clipper. Good for one use in two hours.

**With transfer issued at BART when paying bus fare with cash; automatically applied when using Clipper to pay BART and bus fares.

***Issued upon request on first bus when paying transbay fare with cash; automatically applied on second bus when using Clipper. Also good for transbay-to-local transfers. Good for one use in two hours.


Effective August 1, 2011


Days Open

Office: Monday - Friday

Buses: Monday - Sunday


Holidays observed:

New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day (buses run on Sunday schedules)


Office: Depends on the department

Buses: View schedules for times/hours

Ages All
Accessibility Wheelchair
Languages Spoken English
Nearby BART Stops All...?

There are some fare changes that are going into effect soon that will get rid of paper transfers. 

Inside one of the newer buses (by VB)


Additional Details:

Improving Line 51 in Oakland: Community Meetings October 8 & 10