Transportation Guide: Golden Gate Transit

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Golden Gate Transit runs regular buses throughout the North Bay, connecting San Francisco to Marin County and all the way up through Santa Rosa in Sonoma County.

The Basics
Hours:  4:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. weekdays; 5 a.m. – 1:15 a.m. weekends (Note that actual times vary by bus line. Check the schedule before departing.)
Cost: $3.75-$10.25, depending on distance traveled
Discounts: Receive 20% off the regular cash fare when you use a Marin Transit Value Card or a clipper card.

San Francisco Stations

  • Folsom & 7th
  • Pine & Battery (Financial District)
  • Main & Folsom
  • Mission & 1st
  • McAllister & Polk (Civic Center)
  • Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza
  • South San Francisco

Destinations

Contra Costa County

  • El Cerrito (About 1.5  hours, $8.00)
  • Richmond (About 1 hour, $8.00)
  • Belvedere (About 1 hour, $4.25)
  • Corte Madera (About 1 hour, $5.25)
  • Fairfax (About 1.5 hours, $5.25)
  • Greenbrae (About 1.5 hours, $5.25)
  • Kentfield (About 1 hour, $5.25)
  • Larkspur (About 1 hour, $5.25)
  • Marin City (About 1 hour, $4.25)
  • Mill Valley (About 1 hour, $4.25)
  • Novato (About 1.5 hours, $6.50)
Marin County
  • Ross (About 1 hour, $5.25)
  • San Anselmo (About 1 hour, $5.25)
  • San Rafael (About 1.5 hours, $5.25)
  • Sausalito (About 1 hour, $4.25)
  • Sleepy Hollow (About 1.5 hours, $5.25)
  • Strawberry (About 1.5 hours, $4.25)
  • Tamalpais Valley (About 1 hour, $4.25)
  • Tiburon (About 1.5 hours, $4.25)
Sonoma County
  • Cotati (About 2.5 hours, $9.25)
  • Petaluma (About 1.5 hours, $9.25)
  • Rohnert Park (About 1.5 hours, $9.25)
  • Santa Rosa (About 2 hours, $10.25)
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