By: Revanche

Caltrain’s so much better than BART

April 19, 2010

It just seems better.

Days gone by, I liked BART just fine because it does the job but in comparison to Caltrain it’s kind of grubby and a kick in the wallet.

Caltrain’s cheaper for my purposes because they offer a variety of ticket options. Daily or round trips are most costly; the 8-trip and monthly passes bring the daily round trip cost down by 75 cents or $2, respectively.  BART has no such options. BART offers a piddling discount off the total price when you buy “high-value” tickets which are just cash-value tickets. The cost of the trips remain the same.

I’ve paid $5 for a one-day round trip ticket, or $17 for an 8-trip pass, that gets me to walking distance of my destination on Caltrain.  I would pay $3.25 each way on BART and have to take a bus at both ends for about $2 each trip.

Sadly, while I still haven’t decided about driving into the city for the longer commute in a few months, my only transit option will soon be BART because Caltrain doesn’t go my way.

3 Responses to “Caltrain’s so much better than BART”

  1. I have no clue what Caltrain or BART are! LOL

  2. Bart says:

    Inexplicably, I am somehow on BART’s side. So kind. So gentle. So wonderful, fun, and good looking. Caltrain is fine. BART is better.

  3. Revanche says:

    @frugaltrenches: Caltrain is the train system that serves the Silicon Valley/Bay Area; BART is the Bart Area Rapid Transit which is more like subway/train that operates in the city and south of it.

    @Bart: I sense an odd sense of comradery between you and the perhaps maligned transit system.

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