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How to Get Free BART Ticket for Outside Lands 2023

With Caltrain service suspended from Millbrae to SF for Outside Lands weekend, BART to the rescue giving free round trip tickets on Saturday and Sunday
By - posted 8/11/2023 No Comment

After Caltrain suspended service between San Francisco and Millbrae Stations during the weekend of Outside Lands, BART is coming to the rescue.

On Friday morning, BART announced that they’ll be providing free roundtrip BART tickets to Caltrain riders at the Millbrae Station on Saturday and Sunday from 10a-2p (or while supplies last) – to try to help Peninsula and South Bay concert goers still make it it to the concert.

The Millbrae BART Station features a cross-platform connection to Caltrain. View the BART and Caltrain transfer timetable.

Take BART to Outside Lands Music Festival + Free Ticket Giveaway at Millbrae

It’s a big weekend for the Bay Area as the annual Outside Lands Music Festival returns to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco Friday through Sunday (Aug. 11-13).

Parking in the Sunset District during the festival is known to be a nightmare. BART and SF Muni or the OSL prepaid local shuttles are great ways to get yourself to and from the fest safely and affordably. BART will run regular service until around midnight on each night of the festival. Headlining acts end between 9:35 and 9:55 Friday through Sunday, so you’ll have enough time to get back to BART before service ends.

Free ticket giveaway at Millbrae Station Sat/Sun (2023)

There will be no Caltrain service between Millbrae and San Francisco this weekend (more info here). To help Caltrain riders, we’re giving out free roundtrip BART tickets while supplies last on Saturday and Sunday at Millbrae Station. The giveaway starts at 10am. Look for BART staff in the station wearing bright yellow shirts.

Even if you don’t get a free ticket, taking BART is still the most efficient and affordable way to get to San Francisco from the Peninsula. To get to Outside Lands, Caltrain riders should transfer to BART at Millbrae Station, then ride to Civic Center Station and transfer to the Muni 5R Fulton. If you’re using the Outside Lands prepaid shuttles, disembark at Civic Center Station and travel 0.2 miles to Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

Follow our complete guide for getting to OSL on transit on BARTable by clicking here.

So you can then take BART to Civic Center and then hop on the Muni 5 or 5R to take you to Golden Gate Park

Also – Take the “Bus Bridge” from Millbrae: If you can’t get the free BART tickets there’s also a “Bus Bridge” for Caltrain riders from Millbrae to the San Francisco Caltrain Depot.