Northern California Regional Transit

Commuter Rail Service (Train)

Altamont Corridor Express

Commuter rail service in Northern California, connecting Stockton, Lathrop/Manteca, Tracy, Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont, Santa Clara and San Jose.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

The heavy rail elevated and subway system connects San Francisco with cities in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Mateo counties.


Northern California commuter rail line on the San Francisco Peninsula and in the Santa Clara Valley connecting San Francisco, San Jose and Gilroy (with limited service)

Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)

Passenger rail service connecting Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Petaluma, Novato, Marin Civic Center, and San Rafael with more locations being planned.

The Capitol Corridor

Passenger train route operated by Amtrak in California between San Jose and Sacramento. Stops at Auburn, Rocklin, Roseville, Sacramento, Davis, Fairfield, Martinez, Emeryville, Oakland, Hayward, Fremont, Santa Clara, and San Jose. Note that Amtrak has an extensive network of thruway bus services in the area.

Scheduled Bus Service

Amtrak Thruway

To extend the reach of Amtrak service to communities without rail service and offer a wider selection of destinations, Amtrak established Thruway service with guaranteed connections to Amtrak trains. There are numerous stations and pickup locations throughout Bay Area.

California Shuttle Bus

Intercity bus service connecting San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Santa Monica.


Largest intercity bus carrier serving thousands of locations in the United States. Has many bus stations all over Northern California, visit website for station locator.


Intercity bus service between San Francisco and Sacramento

Ferry Service

Blue & Gold Fleet

Passenger ferry service between San Francisco, Harbor Bay, Oakland/Alameda, South San Francisco, Vallejo, Sausalito, Tiburon, and Angel Island.

Golden Gate Ferry

Service between San Francisco, Tiburon, Sausalito, and Larkspur.

San Francisco Bay Ferry