Get Around - Leaving the Bay Area

Leaving the Bay Area - Capitol Corridor photo

Taking transit out of the region.

The trip planner includes route and schedule information for some agencies that reach outside the nine-county region, such as Amtrak's Capitol Corridor , but not for all stops and services that go beyond the Bay Area. For more information on out-of-region transit, view the "Other" mode on the Agency Profiles Selector.

Traveling by car.

If you're heading to Sacramento and want to check current travel conditions, call 511 and say "Sacramento 511" for a free transfer to the Sacramento and Northern California 511 system. Once you're out of the nine-county Bay Area, you'll be able to dial 511 and be immediately connected to Sacramento 511. You can also get a free transfer from Sacramento 511 to the Bay Area 511 system upon your return home. For 511 systems elsewhere in CA, see below.

511 will soon be adding driving times for I-80 to Lake Tahoe. If you'd like to check conditions in the meantime, please call the Caltrans highway information number: 1-800-427-7623.

511 in adjoining regions and throughout the U.S.

On July 21, 2000 the Federal Communications Commission designated "511" as the single traveler information telephone number in the U.S. There are currently more than 40 511 services with more cities and states planning to launch a service. Please see the links below for other 511 services.

In California:

Elsewhere in the U.S.:



Current and Future Driving Times

Find out how long it will take to get to your destination – now, or in the future. Use 511 Driving Times to calculate your current driving time NOW, or estimate your driving time in advance to plan an upcoming trip.


Plan Your Transit Trip – It's Easy!

Use the interactive 511 Transit Trip Planner to generate step-by-step instructions for traveling on public transportation including an itinerary with schedules, fares, time estimates, and interactive maps.

Popular Destinations- cable car photo

Popular Destinations

Find interesting and fun places to visit around the Bay Area using public transportation. Get information and transit directions to popular destinations, such as:

  • museums
  • sports & events
  • sights & attractions
  • major airports, and more

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