Commuting to work is a daily reality for many residents of Danville, California. Some people are lucky enough to have jobs in town and find themselves forced to make the trek into Danville. A fair number of people make the journey out of Danville to their jobs in the nearby cities. Luckily, it is fairly easy to get in and out of Danville, thanks to the town’s wide variety of commute options. The job-rich metropolises of San Francisco and San Jose are easily accessible by car, van, bus or BART. Take a look at these choices .You can save money, protect the environment and reduce stress at the same time.
We live in California, the epicenter of car culture, so most people drive in and out of Danville. On a good day, it only takes around 45 minutes to reach San Jose or San Francisco from downtown Danville
To get to San Jose from downtown Danville:
1) I-680 S toward San Jose
2) Continue onto I-280 N
3) Take the California 87 N exit toward Guadalupe Parkway
4) Look for Julian Street
5) Turn right onto W St James St
6) Take the 2nd left onto N Market St
To get to San Francisco from downtown Danville:
1) I-680 N toward Sacramento
2) Take exit 45B, merge onto CA-24 W/State Route 24 W
3) Take exit 2B for Interstate 580 W
4) Take exit 19A on the left to merge onto I-80 W toward San Francisco
5) Take exit 1B to merge onto US-101 N toward Golden Gate Bridge
6) Continue onto Central Freeway
7) Turn right onto Market St
Danville’s smart drivers carpool to save money, protect the environment and reduce stress. The 511 Contra Costa transit agency offers a carpool incentive program that will send eligible commuters $50 to participate in a carpool. The agency also offers a vanpool program. To get eligible commuters hooked on the idea being chauffeured to work in comfortable vans, 511 Contra Costa will pay half their vanpool costs for the first three months.
The County Connection transit agency provides bus service throughout the communities of Concord, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Walnut Creek, Clayton, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Danville, and San Ramon. Service runs from around 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays, and from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekends. A regular fare only costs $2.00 per trip, express fares cost $2.25 and paratransit fares cost $4.00. County Connection also offers discounted fares through various pass programs.
Please visit the County Connection website for their latest schedules at http://cccta.org/
The Bay Area’s communities are connected by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), a system of high-speed electric trains designed to ferry commuters from town to town. The closest BART station is in nearby Walnut Creek (200 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek). Service hours vary by destination and fares vary by distance traveled. BART offers discounted fares through various pass programs.
Please visit the BART website for their latest schedules at http://www.bart.gov/index.aspx