Getting There

Getting to Oaktoberfest is easy and painless.

*Next to 580 Fruitvale exit/on ramps

*Limited Free Parking

*Easy public transportation access

*Self service Bicycle Parking

The festival is centered at the intersection of Fruitvale Ave and MacArthur Blvd in Oakland, CA. Right next to Intrastate 580, 1/2 mile from Highway 13 and 2 miles from Intrastate 880. The intersection and surrounding area is a transfer point for many different AC Transit lines (bus), such as NL, 20, 21, 57, 96, and 339. Some of these lines connect with BART. Scroll down for detailed information like driving direction, public transportation tools, and parking.

This year at Oaktoberfest there will be parking at Bret Harte Middle School, 3700 Coolidge Ave. Oakland, CA 94602

There will be a free shuttle to Oaktoberfest in the Dimond.

Directions from the Bart:

Fruitvale Bart to Oaktoberfest to the Dimond:

  • AC Transit Lines: 21, 20 and 57

Alameda, Ca to Oaktoberfest in the Dimond:

  • AC Transit Lines: 21 and 20

Driving directions to Oaktoberfest:

Free parking underneath 580 – Caltrans Park & Ride

Self Service Bicycle Parking on Champion St @ MacArthur

Cool planning tool from 511.or for schedules and directions on BART and AC Transit. Waiting for a bus or train? use NextBus

(Closest BART station is Fruitvale, 2 short miles from event. Many connecting options.)

NOTE: Fruitvale Avenue between Montana and Colma, and MacArthur Blvd between Dimond Ave and Lincoln Ave, will be blocked off to vehicle traffic on Oct. 3rd from 3:00am until 11:45pm. Event hours are from 11:00am – 6:00pm. During the street closure, the following AC Transit bus lines will be detoured from the regular lines:

  • Board Line 11 in both directions on MacArthur Blvd at Sheffield Ave and on Montana St at Fruitvale Ave
  • Board Line 20 to downtown Oakland and Line 21 to Oakland Airport on Fruitvale Ave at Montana St
  • Board lines 57 & 805 in both directions on MacArthur Blvd at Sheffield Ave and on MacArthur Blvd at Boston Ave
  • Board Line NL in both directions on MacArthur Blvd at Randolph Ave and on MacArthur Blvd at Coolidge Ave