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All Nighter Bus Service

Now transit stays up as late as you do!
Connecting most BART and Caltrain stations from 1-5 a.m.

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Working or playing late? The All Nighter provides regional bus service from approximately 1 to 5 a.m. throughout Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco and San Mateo counties. Serving most BART and Caltrain stations, it is operated by four transit agencies - AC Transit, Muni, SamTrans and VTA  - that have coordinated their late-night schedules to create convenient, timed transfers between routes.

Plan an All Nighter trip with the Transit Trip PlannerSM

You can plan your All Nighter trip using the 511 Transit Trip PlannerSM just like any other trip.

When selecting your trip day and time, remember to select "tomorrow" for trips that begin after midnight (12 am). Select "today" for trips that begin before midnight, but end after midnight. For example:

  • If you are using the trip planner before midnight to plan a trip leaving your starting point at 1 am the following day, select "tomorrow" as the day of your trip (e.g. using the trip planner at 8 pm on Friday to plan a trip leaving your starting point at 1 am Saturday).
  • If you are using the trip planner before midnight to plan a trip leaving your starting point at 11:45 pm the same day, but arriving after midnight, select "today" as the day of your trip (e.g. using the trip planner at 8 pm on Friday to plan a trip leaving your starting point at 11:45 pm Friday and arriving at your destination after midnight).

Route and Schedule Information

All Nighter service is provided by three transit agencies. In San Mateo and San Francisco counties, service is operated by SamTrans and Muni. AC Transit operates service between San Francisco and the East Bay, and in the East Bay along the Richmond and Fremont BART lines.

Download the All Nighter system map (PDF file). You can click on the routes below for schedules.

Routes operated by AC Transit

800 - San Francisco-Richmond
801 - Oakland-Fremont
802 - Oakland-Berkeley
805 - Downtown Oakland-Oakland Airport
840 - Oakland-Eastmont
851 - Alameda-Downtown Berkeley

Routes operated by Muni

K-Ingleside Owl (Bus)
L-Taraval Owl (Bus)
M-Ocean View Owl (Bus)
N-Judah Owl (Bus)
T-Third Street Owl (Bus)
90-Owl (Fort Mason-Visitacion Valley)
91-Owl (SF State-West Portal)
108-Treasure Island

Route operated by SamTrans

297 -Redwood City-Palo Alto
397 -San Francisco-Belmont Caltrain Station-Redwood City Transit Center-Palo Alto Transit Center


One-Way Fares

Passengers pay full fare when transferring between All Nighter transit agencies. Please have exact fare - drivers do not carry change.

AC Transit
  • Trips within the East Bay are charged AC Transit's local fare.
  • Trips to/from San Francisco are charged AC Transit's transbay fare.
  • Transfers between AC Transit local and transbay buses free and only available when using Clipper. Automatically applied on second bus when boarded within two hours. A Day Pass is available for multiple local rides.
  • Trips are charged Muni's regular fare.
  • Transfers between Muni buses are free.
  • Trips are charged SamTrans' fare for the 397 route. Prices are based on whether the trip is within San Mateo County and into San Francisco (local), or outbound from San Francisco.
  • Passengers presenting two-zone, or greater, Caltrain Monthly passes are entitled to a credit on SamTrans for the price of a local fare. See Caltrain's webpage for details.

Monthly and Multi-Ride Passes

AC Transit Muni
  • Monthly passes are available.
  • Stickers for unlimited Muni trips can be purchased at a discount by passengers who also purchase monthly or multi-ride passes from certain transit agencies: SamTrans (click the link and then scroll down to "Multi-agency Passes"), Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit (call 511 and say "Golden Gate Transit" and "Operator")
  • Monthly passes are available. Prices are based on whether the trip is within San Mateo County and inbound to San Francisco (local), or outbound from San Francisco.

BART and Caltrain Stations Served by the All Nighter


East Bay
  • 12th St., downtown Oakland
  • 19th St., downtown Oakland
  • Ashby
  • Coliseum
  • Downtown Berkeley
  • El Cerrito del Norte
  • Fremont
  • Hayward
  • Pittsburg/Bay Point
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Rockridge
  • Richmond
  • San Leandro
  • South Hayward
  • Union City
  • Walnut Creek
  • West Oakland
San Francisco and the Peninsula
  • 16th and Mission
  • 24th and Mission
  • Balboa Park
  • Civic Center
  • Embarcadero
  • Millbrae
  • Montgomery
  • Powell
  • SFO


  • Bayshore
  • Belmont
  • Hillsdale
  • Palo Alto
  • Redwood City
  • San Carlos
  • San Francisco
  • South San Francisco


  • All buses used on All Nighter routes are equipped with lifts or ramps to facilitate the boarding of wheelchairs and people with difficulty climbing steps.
  • Service animals are allowed on the bus.


  • Every All Nighter bus has front racks for two bicycles.
  • On AC Transit and SamTrans, bicycles may be allowed inside All Nighter buses at the operator's discretion.
  • Please let the bus operator know that you're removing your bike from the rack before you get off the bus.

Rules of the Road

  • Oversized packages allowed only if they do not restrict passengers or create a possibly dangerous situation.
  • Eating, drinking, or smoking on the bus is not permitted.
  • Music may only be listened to through earphones.
  • Infants and young children must be removed from strollers and held securely.


The table below indicates the type of service each transit agency operates on holidays.
AC Transit Muni SamTrans
New Year's Day Sunday Sunday Sunday
MLK Jr. Day Sunday Regular Regular
Presidents Day Sunday Regular Regular
Memorial Day Sunday Sunday Sunday
Independence Day Sunday Sunday Sunday
Labor Day Sunday Sunday Sunday
Thanksgiving Day Sunday Sunday Sunday
Day after Thanksgiving Regular Regular Regular
Christmas Day Sunday Sunday Sunday
Day after Christmas Regular Regular Regular

Note: Additional holiday schedule information for all Bay Area agencies can be found on the Transit 511 holiday schedule page. The holiday schedule page is posted approximately one week prior to any major holiday in the Transit 511 Announcements section.

For More Information

AC Transit

Call 511 and say "AC Transit"


Call 511 and say "Muni"


Call 511 and say "SamTrans"

For BART information:

Call 511 and say "BART"