There are 6 ways to get from Walnut Creek to Santa Rosa by bus, train, subway, car or towncar

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Bus  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Rosa, Ca 1482

$15 - $31

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BART, bus  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the BART from Walnut Creek BART Station to Powell St. BART Station Antioch - SFIA/Millbrae
  2. Take the bus from Mission St & 5th St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St 101 / ...

$14 - $20

4 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from BART Walnut Creek to Amtrak 98X
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Martinez, CA to Santa Rosa, CA 6412 / ...

Line 40 bus, train  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the line 40 bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B 40 / ...
  2. Take the train from San Rafael to Santa Rosa Downtown Northbound

$18 - $21

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Walnut Creek to Santa Rosa 63.2 miles

$6 - $9

Uber  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take an Uber from Walnut Creek to Santa Rosa 63.2 miles

$100 - $130

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Walnut Creek to Santa Rosa. However, there are services departing from BART Walnut Creek and arriving at Santa Rosa, CA via Martinez, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 29 min.

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The distance between Walnut Creek and Santa Rosa is 51 miles. The road distance is 63.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Walnut Creek to Santa Rosa without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to get from Walnut Creek to Santa Rosa, including transfers.

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Walnut Creek to Santa Rosa bus services, operated by County Connection, depart from BART Walnut Creek station.

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Walnut Creek to Santa Rosa bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Rosa, CA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Walnut Creek to Santa Rosa is 63 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to drive from Walnut Creek to Santa Rosa.

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There are 153+ hotels available in Santa Rosa. Prices start at $149 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Walnut Creek to Santa Rosa.
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  • Distance: 51.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 2 min

What companies run services between Walnut Creek, CA, USA and Santa Rosa, CA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Walnut Creek to Santa Rosa every 3 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $27 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min.

Train operators
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from San Rafael to Santa Rosa Downtown
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Walnut Creek BART Station to Powell St. BART Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bart.gov
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Rosa, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
County Connection
Website
cccta.org
Bus from BART Walnut Creek to Amtrak
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
cccta.org
Amtrak

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
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Martinez, CA to Santa Rosa, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Mission St & 5th St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Walnut Creek to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$100 - $130
UberX
$100 - $130
WAV
$100 - $130
UberXL
$140 - $190
Select
$210 - $260
Black
$280 - $350
Black SUV
$310 - $390

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