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There are 5 ways to get from San Rafael to Danville by bus, subway, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Line 40 bus, line 21 bus

  1. Take the line 40 bus from San Rafael Transit Center Platform B to El Cerrito del Norte BART Station
  2. Take the line 21 bus from Walnut Creek BART to Railroad Ave + Prospect Ave

4 alternative options

Line 101 bus, BART, line 21 bus

  1. Take the line 101 bus from San Rafael Transit Center Platform A to Hyde St & Grove St
  2. Take the BART from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Walnut Creek
  3. Take the line 21 bus from Walnut Creek BART to Railroad Ave + Prospect Ave

Line 40 bus, bus, line 21 bus

  1. Take the line 40 bus from San Rafael Transit Center Platform B to El Cerrito del Norte BART Station
  2. Take the bus from El Cerrito Del Norte BART to Vallejo Transit Center
  3. Take the bus from Vallejo Transit Center to Walnut Creek BART
  4. Take the line 21 bus from Walnut Creek BART to Railroad Ave + Prospect Ave

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from San Rafael to Danville

Drive

  1. Drive from San Rafael to Danville

San Rafael to Danville by bus and subway

The journey time between San Rafael and Danville is around 2h 44m and covers a distance of around 42 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 11m. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 6m. Operated by Golden Gate Transit, BART and County Connection, the San Rafael to Danville service departs from San Rafael Transit Center Platform B and arrives in Railroad Ave + Prospect Ave. Typically 113 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 32m
Layover time:
1h 11m
Total time:
2h 44m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 6m
Journey distance:
42 miles
Services per week:
113
Cheapest price:
$10
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:30
Last service departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

San Rafael to Danville bus and subway schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Rafael to Danville is to drive which costs $4 - $6 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Rafael to Danville is to taxi which costs $220 - $270 and takes 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Rafael to Danville. However, there are services departing from San Rafael Transit Center Platform B and arriving at Railroad Ave + Prospect Ave via El Cerrito Del Norte BART, Vallejo Transit Center and Walnut Creek BART. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 46m.

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It is 31 miles from San Rafael to Danville. It is approximately 40.9 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from San Rafael to Danville without a car is to line 40 bus and line 21 bus which takes 2h 24m and costs $9 - $17.

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It takes approximately 2h 24m to get from San Rafael to Danville, including transfers.

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San Rafael to Danville bus services, operated by Golden Gate Transit, depart from San Rafael Transit Center Platform B station.

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San Rafael to Danville bus services, operated by County Connection, arrive at Railroad Ave + Prospect Ave station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Rafael to Danville is 41 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from San Rafael to Danville.

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  • Distance: 31 miles
  • Duration: 2h 24m

What companies run services between San Rafael, CA, USA and Danville, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Rafael to Danville via El Cerrito del Norte BART Station, El Cerrito Del Norte, MacArthur, Walnut Creek, and Walnut Creek BART in around 2h 24m.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Walnut Creek
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from San Rafael Transit Center Platform B to El Cerrito del Norte BART Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Golden Gate Transit
Bus from San Rafael Transit Center Platform A to Hyde St & Grove St
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Golden Gate Transit
County Connection
Phone
+1 925-676-7500
Email
help@countyconnection.com
Website
countyconnection.com
Bus from Walnut Creek BART to Railroad Ave + Prospect Ave
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
County Connection
Sol Trans
Website
soltrans.org
Bus from El Cerrito Del Norte BART to Vallejo Transit Center
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
soltrans.org
Bus from Vallejo Transit Center to Walnut Creek BART
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
soltrans.org
Other operators
Taxi from San Rafael to Danville
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
Vallejo City Taxi Cab
Phone
+1 707-643-3333

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