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Public Transit

Post Date:10/25/2019 9:10 AM

Make your commute an E.C.O.mmute with the help of our robust public transit system, which is often a first choice for getting around. BART, local buses, and express buses all serve Walnut Creek, and the Walnut Creek BART Station is a regional transit hub for Central Contra Costa County. On an average weekday, over 10,000 people use buses and BART to travel to, from, and within Walnut Creek.

Plan Your Trip

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Take the Bus

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 Shuttle, and the Route 7 Shadelands Shuttle.

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 12 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on weekends, leave the car at home and take the Trolley!

Route 5, Creekside Shuttle

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 Shuttle

The Route 7 Shadelands Shuttle 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)

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 bicycle storage lockers available for public use.

Clipper 

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 homebound 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.  For more information on the Rossmoor Shuttle, call (925) 988-7670.

Expanded Transportation Program for Seniors 

The Senior Transportation Program provides over 7,000 rides to seniors within Walnut Creek through the Senior Mini Bus and the Lyft Transportation Program. The Senior Mini Bus utilizes volunteer drivers and dispatchers to schedule rides and get seniors where they need to go. Transportation plays a key role in combating isolation among seniors. The mini bus program helps seniors maintain their independence, allows them to get to important medical appointments and to do grocery shopping, provides opportunities for socialization, and helps alleviate traffic and parking congestion in Walnut Creek.

The City of Walnut Creek is also utilizing the ridesharing app Lyft to expand its transportation services. In addition to the Senior Mini Bus program, the Lyft pilot program will provide rides outside of regular mini bus hours, allowing members the freedom to get where they need to go within the borders of Walnut Creek.


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