Air travelers can now find cheaper long-term parking in the San Francisco Bay Area—at transit stations. In addition to offering gridlock-free transportation to the San Francisco and Oakland airports, 26 Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations in the East Bay have begun providing parking spaces. The charge is $5 a day.
Reservations can be made up to six months in advance. You can make a reservation with your credit card and print out a parking permit at www.bartparking.com.
If BART doesn't fit your needs, you should keep in mind that SkyPark offers AAA members a discount at San Francisco International Airport as does Expresso at Oakland International.
This article was first published in May 2005. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.