A/C Transit and BART

Any special BART schedule for exams will be posted in the announcments section at the top of the Student Parent Portal »

A/C Transit runs two bus lines that drop off directly in front of the school.
Line 680 and Line 682 – These are Fall 2021 updates. Visit Actransit.org for other schedules and more information.

Half-priced BART tickets are available to students. Visit BART.gov or come to the Bishop O’Dowd Business Office for more information.

Youth Clipper Cards for transit

Students can apply for Youth Clipper Cards and get a discount off adult fares. Get more details »

BART Shuttle Service
For students and staff taking BART, O’Dowd runs a free shuttle service to and from the San Leandro BART station.  Schedule and form to use this service » (updated 8.17.21)

No early dismissal Oct. 20. School ends at 3pm.
Shuttles WILL be taking students to BART at the adjusted dismissal time.

Questions? Contact the O’Dowd Transportation Department directly at gbennett@bishopodowd.org or call (510)577-9100 x193.


If you are a senior who drives alone, a Student Parking Permit is available.

For questions about parking permits please call Dean Gary Mason at ext. 155, or e-mail him at gmason@bishopodowd.org.


We encourage families to carpool and provide a Family Directory for families to locate others nearby to arrange carpooling. To use the directory log into the O’Dowd Secure Portal.