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

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Fare types:

There is no special discount for SJSU students and employees.

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. Credit and debit cards may be used at all stations in select credit and debit machines.

Clipper card - Clipper is a regional smart card that works on various Bay Area transit operators. It's managed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Sign up now for a Clipper card and learn how to receive the BART high value 6.25% discount. To get a card immediately visit a Clipper retailer or participating transit partner location.

For frequent riders, BART offers high value tickets at two denominations ($48 ticket for $45, $64 ticket for $60), and BART Plus tickets at various denominations. High value and BART Plus tickets are available online, by mail, or at selected retailers.

The BART Plus ticket works like a regular ticket on BART, but is also valid for a half-month period as a "flash pass" on VTA (requires a fare upgrade for bus 181), County Connection, Dumbarton Express (excluding transbay service), Martinez Link, SamTrans, SF Muni, Tri Delta Transit, Union City Transit and WHEELS.

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Access to SJSU from BART:

The nearest BART station from SJSU is the Fremont station.
VTA Express Bus 181 provide connection between SJSU and Fremont BART station. In addition, BART connects with Caltrain at Millbrae.

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

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