Taking the bus to work helps reduce emissions and traffic congestion. It also allows you to relax, read, or even nap during your commute.
- Plan Your Trip
- Paying Your Fare with Clipper
- Incentives & Offers
- Commute Coach: Free Personalized Commute Planning
- Bikes on Transit
- Free Bus Passes for Students
- Free Transit Services
- Tri MyRide: On-Demand Neighborhood Shuttle (Antioch & Pittsburg)
- Carbon Calculator: Compare Driving to Taking Transit
Plan Your Trip
The 511 Contra Costa Transit Map shows the service areas of the 14 transit agencies that serve Contra Costa County. Find all agencies that serve a specific location or look up the service area for a particular transit agency.
Paying Your Fare with Clipper
All Contra Costa transit agencies support fare payment using Clipper. You can load money on either a physical Clipper card or via the Clipper app on your phone (no card needed)!
Plus, when you pay with Clipper on County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, WestCAT or Wheels, your fares are automatically capped at a day rate of $3.75, which means all trips and transfers after your second ride of the day are free! Read more about fare capping
Incentives & Offers
Pledge to try transit instead of driving alone to and/or from work and we’ll give you a free, pre-loaded $25 Clipper card.
BOGO and Take 10 Transit Pass Offers
Riding transit is already cost-effective, but you can save even more money with our Buy One, Get One Free and Take 10 (free transit pass) offers.
Drive Less Commuter Incentive
Make the switch from driving alone to taking transit and you can apply for the Drive Less Commuter Incentive.
Guaranteed Ride Home
A free “insurance policy” against being stuck without a way to get home. Our Guaranteed Ride Home program reimburses you for a ride home during unexpected emergencies like a personal illness, sick child, or missing your carpool.
If you’re curious how commuting by bus might save you time or money, ask a 511CC Commute Coach. Give us the basic information about your commute and one of our transportation experts will contact you with customized commute options and information on available incentives. Best of all, the service is completely free.
Bikes on Transit
All AC Transit, County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, and WestCAT buses have front-mounted bike racks which accommodate at least two bicycles. Additionally, all buses serving Contra Costa provide some way of transporting your bike on board. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For additional information on traveling with your bike on a specific transit agency, click the appropriate link below.
- AC Transit
- County Connection
- Tri Delta Transit
- SolTrans (See: Fixed-Route Riders Guide)
- Fairfield and Suisun Transit
- Golden Gate Bus
Pass2Class: Free Bus Passes for Students
511 Contra Costa’s Pass2Class program encourages middle and high school students to use public transit to get to and from school via AC Transit, County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, or WestCAT. Families can apply to receive free transit passes to start each school year.
Free Transit Services
Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill offer some free transit routes and shuttles. Check out our list of free transit routes in Contra Costa County.
Tri MyRide: On-Demand Neighborhood Shuttle Service
Available in the Hillcrest (Antioch) and San Marco (Pittsburg) neighborhoods
Tri Delta Transit offers on-demand shuttle service to two neighborhoods: Hillcrest in Antioch and San Marco in Pittsburg.
To use the service, riders first download the Tri MyRide app, then use it to schedule their pickup. The shuttles serve BART and local shopping areas, so a scheduled trip must either start or end at one of those designated locations. This means someone could be picked up at home and taken to BART, or be picked up at a shopping area and taken to anyplace in the neighborhood service area.
The shuttle runs 5am-9pm Monday-Friday and is $2 per trip or free with a valid Tri Delta Transit Pass. For more details, visit TriMyRide.com.
Paratransit is an on-call system for anyone with a disability who can’t comfortably use fixed route services. Use our guide to using paratransit in Contra Costa County.
Why make the switch?
10:1 Pollution: What is 10:1? A solo driver uses more energy and creates more air pollution in just four years than a transit passenger would in 40 years.