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Livermore: Getting Around for Residents

Livermore is part of the East Bay Area and only 35 miles from San Francisco. It’s easy getting around Livermore. There are several popular modes of transport for residents to commute and get around. Popular options include cars, biking, walking and public transportation.

Livermore is connected to the rest of northern California by a variety of highways, such as 84 and 580. Livermore is quite accessible from San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. Highway 680 is just west of Livermore and also used frequently by people who live in the East Bay and Tri-Valley Area.

Livermore’s driving statistics show that the average commute time here is about 31 minutes – which is just slightly more than the national average of 28 minutes. This puts Livermore right on par where commutes are concerned with other cities. While a good number of the residents commute into San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area, Livermore’s thriving business community offers many good career options in the city. For residents lucky enough to work in Livermore, their commute truly makes the city a live-work-play paradise.

One of the most popular modes of public transportation in the Bay Area is the Bay Area Rapid Transit, or BART. Residents in Livermore are working to help create a BART stop in the city. Until then, the nearest BART station is the Dublin/Pleasanton Station which is less than nine miles away. It takes about 15 minutes to drive to the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station from Livermore.

Bus service is provided by Wheels in Livermore. Wheels also serves Dublin, Pleasanton and other parts of unincorporated Alameda County. Wheels bus service helps people get rides to county busses or the BART station. Wheels offers inbound interagency transfers from County Connection Links or East Bay Paratransit.

The city of Livermore’s site provides information to help you keep up with the public transportation changes and updates. A real-time freeway speed map, road conditions in California and California highway patrol incident log are available to the public.