Public Transportation

Trip Planning

Download the free transit app to see all real-time transit options near you.


Get to school faster and cheaper in a carpool. Two+ riders can enjoy Highway 4 carpool lanes and free access in 680 HOV lanes (Fastrak tags required on 680). Find carpool partners with free apps like Scoop, Waze-Carpool, Duet, Lyft, or UberPool.


Take BART to Concord or Pleasant Hill, then hop on a County Connection bus to reach DVC. Try the Official BART app for real time info. BART-to-Bus transfer fare is $1.00.


County Connection provides frequent service to DVC from BART and local communities on Routes 9, 18, 20, and 28. Bus fare is $2.00 with Clipper, or $2.50 cash. County Connection offers a 31-Day Local Pass for $60 on Clipper.

Clipper for Bus + BART

Clipper is the all-in-one transit card for the Bay Area. Order a Clipper Card online or purchase a Card at Walgreens, Whole Foods, or other retail locations.

Pledge to try transit as an alternative to driving alone to/from campus and get a free pre-loaded $20 Clipper Card from 511 Contra Costa. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units to be eligible for this incentive. Apply today!

Biking + Electric Bikes

Bike racks are located at various locations around campus. Bikes are allowed on BART (read bike rules on BART) and County Connection (read bike rules on buses). The Contra Costa Canal Trail is a Class I multi-use trail adjacent to DVC and connects Pleasant Hill with Martinez, Walnut Creek, and Concord. Class I and II Electric Bikes are allowed on both the Canal and Iron Horse Trails (15 mph speed limit). The 511CC Bike Mapper offers route planning with options.

DVC bike rack map
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Guaranteed Ride Home

Available for people who work in Contra Costa County, the Guaranteed Ride Home Program provides up to six free rides home (Lyft/Uber/taxi) for people who commute via public transit, carpool, vanpool, biking or walking. Preregistration is required.

For more transportation information, stop by the Student Life Office or visit 511 Contra Costa.