The Imperial Inn is conveniently located to all means of public transportation. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is within walking distance. The Oakland International Airport is a five minute drive, and The San Francisco International Airport is a 25 minute drive. The Amtrak station is a two block walk. A ferry terminal with services to San Francisco and connections to Sausalito, Marin and Alameda, is located right inside Imperial Square.
BART's mission is to provide safe, clean reliable and customer-friendly regional public transit services to increase mobility and accessibility, strengthen community and economic prosperity, and preserve the environment in the Bay Area.
If you would like to learn more about BART and it's services please click here . Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) connects the San Francisco Peninsula with Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, Walnut Creek, Dublin/Pleasanton and other cities in the East Bay. For more than 35 years BART has provided fast, reliable transportation to downtown offices, shopping centers, tourist attractions, entertainment venues, universities and other destinations for Bay Area residents and visitors alike.
Children 4 and under ride free but everyone else must have a ticket. BART tickets are like debit cards with stored value. All BART stations have automatic ticket vending machines that accept nickels, dimes, quarters and $1 coins, as well as $1 $5, $10 and $20 bills. You can also use credit and debit cards in select machines.
When you enter BART, insert your ticket into the fare gate and it will be returned to you. Use the same ticket when you exit. The correct fare will be automatically deducted and tickets with remaining value will be returned. If your ticket has too little value, a sign on the fare gate will read "Underpaid: Go to Addfare." A nearby Addfare vending machine will tell you how much additional fare you must add to your ticket to exit the BART system.
Discount Tickets and Smart Cards
BART fares are set with a mileage-based formula, therefore time-based passes (e.g., weekly or monthly) are not available. You can't buy BART discount tickets from a vending machine at the station. BART discount tickets are only sold online , through the mail and at selected retail vendors throughout the Bay Area.
* When using BART Green Tickets, seniors are required to carry proof of age. Adults using BART Red Tickets are required to carry an RTC Discount ID Card , or a Medicare Card, a DMV Disabled Parking Placard or license plate, or a discount card from another California transit operator, and picture ID.
Amtrak makes getting to your destination an enjoyable and memorable part of the trip. Amtrak offers a wide variety of savings. If you're a student, senior or veteran, Amtrak offers you savings everyday.
Whether you're commuting to work or enjoying a weekend outing with friends or family, the Alameda/Oakland Ferry is a great way to travel the bay. With five popular Bay Area destinations to choose from, riders can enjoy an elegant, easy and enjoyable way to cruise to some of the most exciting and beautiful locations around the San Francisco Bay.
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From the waterfront businesses, restaurants and shopping at Oakland's Imperial Square, Alameda, the Ferry Building or PIER 39 to the excitement of a Giants' game at Pacific Bell Park or tranquility of Angel Island State Park, the Ferry provides the best way to relax and enjoy the sights while you travel.