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There are 4 ways to get from Merced to Danville by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the train from Merced to Martinez San Joaquins

$32 - $44

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Transpo to Roger K. Fall Transit Center T
  2. Take the night bus from Roger K. Fall Transit Center to Iron Horse Pkway StaRT BART Commuter

$6 - $8

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Merced to Tracy "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Tracy Transit Center to Dublin/Pleasanton Bart 150

$17 - $30

Drive  •  1h 48m

  1. Drive from Merced to Danville 105.9 miles

$10 - $15

Merced to Danville by train and bus

The journey time between Merced and Danville is around 5h 56m and covers a distance of around 136 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 43m. Operated by Amtrak and County Connection, the Merced to Danville service departs from Merced and arrives in Railroad Ave + Prospect Ave. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 56m
Fastest journey time:
3h 43m
Journey distance:
136 miles
Services per week:
Cheapest price:
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
Last service departs at:

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Merced to Danville train and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Merced to Danville is to bus and night bus which costs $5 - $8 and takes 6h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Merced to Danville is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Merced to Danville. However, there are services departing from Merced and arriving at Railroad Ave + Church St via Tracy Transit Center, Dublin Pleasanton BART and San Ramon Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 35m.

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The distance between Merced and Danville is 91 miles. The road distance is 105.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Merced to Danville without a car is to train which takes 4h 24m and costs $30 - $45.

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It takes approximately 4h 24m to get from Merced to Danville, including transfers.

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Merced to Danville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Merced station.

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The best way to get from Merced to Danville is to train which takes 4h 24m and costs $30 - $45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $30 and takes 5h 35m.

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Merced to Danville bus services, operated by San Joaquin Regional Transit, arrive at Dublin/Pleasanton Bart station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Merced to Danville is 106 miles. It takes approximately 1h 48m to drive from Merced to Danville.

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Map of how to get from Merced to Danville.
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  • Distance: 91 miles
  • Duration: 4h 24m

What companies run services between Merced, CA, USA and Danville, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Merced to Martinez 5 times a day. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Merced to Danville via Tracy Transit Center, Dublin/Pleasanton Bart, Dublin Pleasanton BART, and San Ramon Transit Center in around 5h 35m.

Train operators

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
+1 215-856-7924
Train from Merced to Martinez
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Bus from Merced to Tracy
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
$14 - $21
$30 - $45
San Joaquin Regional Transit
(209) 943-1111
Bus from Tracy Transit Center to Dublin/Pleasanton Bart
Ave. Duration
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $7
More information at
San Joaquin RTD
The Bus
Bus from Transpo to Roger K. Fall Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
+1 800-262-1516
Night bus from Roger K. Fall Transit Center to Iron Horse Pkway
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
5 times a week
Estimated price
Schedules at

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