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County Connection
County Connection offers an extensive bus network that serves destinations throughout Walnut Creek and cities in Central Contra Costa County. 

The Free Rides

The City of Walnut Creek, in partnership with County Connection and the businesses of the Shadelands Business Park, support a number of free transportation options for residents and visitors to Walnut Creek including, the Route 4 Downtown Trolley, the Route 5 Creekside/Walnut Creek BART, and Route 7 Shadelands Express.  Check out the "Get Around Downtown" brochure for more information on the free service, bus stop locations and public parking garages in downtown Walnut Creek.

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Route 4, Downtown Trolley
The Route 4 Free Downtown Trolley operates 7 days a week from the Walnut Creek BART Station and provides complimentary hop on, hop off service between various shopping, restaurant and entertainment destinations in downtown Walnut Creek. For the latest schedule and hours of operation, click HERE. With bus service every 15 minutes during peak hours, leave the car at home and take the Trolley!

Route 5, Creekside/Walnut Creek BART
The Route 5 Creekside/Walnut Creek BART service operates weekdays from the Walnut Creek BART Station serving destinations along California Boulevard, South Main Street and Creekside Drive, including destinations downtown. Take this bus for easy access to Kaiser Hospital - Walnut Creek, Los Lomas High School and neighborhoods on Creekside Drive. For the latest schedule and hours of operation, click HERE.  

Route 7, Shadelands Express
Launching in Spring 2015, the new Route 7 Shadelands Express offers complimentary weekday bus service between the Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station and the Shadelands Business Park. For the latest schedule and hours of operation, click HERE.  

Rapid Transit

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) provides rapid transit service between the San Francisco peninsula, including the City of San Francisco and SFO International Airport, with destinations around the East Bay and South Bay, including Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, Richmond and Pleasanton. The City of Walnut Creek is currently served by two BART Stations: the Walnut Creek BART Station, which serves downtown Walnut Creek and major employment and shopping areas; and the Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station, which serves northern portions of Walnut Creek, unincorporated Contra Costa County, the City of Pleasant Hill and the City of Concord. Both of the area BART stations offer secure vehicle parking and electronic bicycle storage lockers available for public use.

Clipper makes it easy to ride transit in the Bay Area. Clipper® is the all-in-one transit card that keeps track of any passes, discount tickets, ride books and cash value that you load onto it, while applying all applicable fares, discounts and transfer rules.

Senior & Paratransit Services

County Connection LINK Paratransit Service
County Connection LINK paratransit service is an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit service.
LINK Reservations: 925-938-7433. Fixed-Route Bus Service Information: 925-676-7500

Senior Helpline Services
Senior Helpline Services offers home-bound senior residents of Contra Costa County, free one-on-one, door-through-door rides provided by volunteer drivers. These rides are primarily for the purpose of obtaining medical care, groceries, and other basic necessities.

Rossmoor Shuttle
Rossmoor offers a variety of convenient and easy-to-use transportation options to meet the needs of Rossmoor residents. The Rossmoor Shuttles operate 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Weekdays, shuttle service runs from 6 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Weekends, 8:45 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. On Holidays, shuttle service varies. For more information on the Rossmoor Shuttle, call (925) 988-7670.

Walnut Creek Seniors’ Club Mini Bus Service 
Weekday personal service within city limits for Walnut Creek Seniors’ Club members. For more information, call
(925) 943-5851 or (925) 933-1434 

  • Reservations: one day prior for reservations 
    (2 days prior for medical appt), between 9:00-10:00am 
  • Information/cancellations: call 943-5851 
  • Some limitations may apply 
  • Fare $1 each direction; 10 rides/$10 punch pass 
    Ten ride punch pass is available from driver.

Senior & Paratransit Brochure
Check out for even more information on ADA and accessibility of these transportation services, and, for those people whose disability prevents use of public transit, provides information on how to become eligible to use ADA paratransit.