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Dumbarton Express

Dumbarton Express
Locale San Francisco Bay Area
Service area Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties
Service type bus service
Routes 2
Operator MV Transportation

Dumbarton Express is a regional public transit service in the San Francisco Bay Area connecting Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties via the Dumbarton Bridge. The Transbay bus service is provided under a consortium of five transit operators (AC Transit, BART, SamTrans, Union City Transit, and VTA). Dumbarton Express is administered by AC Transit. It was also operated by AC Transit through 16 December 2011; MV Transportation assumed operations effective 19 December 2011.

AC Transit also operates bus service across the Dumbarton Bridge on Route U, which connects Fremont BART and Stanford University.[1] Route U is not part of the Dumbarton Express system.


  • Service area 1
    • Hubs 1.1
    • Routes 1.2
  • Fares and transfer policies 2
    • Fares 2.1
    • Transfers and passes 2.2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Service area

Dumbarton Express serves the cities of Menlo Park, Newark, Palo Alto, and Union City.[2]


Service is provided to two major transit hubs: Palo Alto Caltrain, Union City BART.


As of 12 December 2012, Dumbarton Express operates two bus lines.[3]

Route Terminals Days of Operation Cities and Communities Served Connecting Rail Station(s) Schedule Information
East Bay Peninsula
DB Union City BART Stanford Oval Weekdays (including middays) Union City, Newark, Menlo Park, Palo Alto Union City BART, Palo Alto Caltrain Route DB Schedule
DB1 Union City BART Stanford Research Park
(Deer Creek & Page Mill)
Weekdays (commute only) Union City, Newark, Palo Alto Union City BART Route DB1 Schedule

Dumbarton Express has an "open door" policy that allows local service in the East Bay and Peninsula.[4]

Fares and transfer policies


Fares can be paid with cash (exact change only) and Clipper cards.[4]

Fare category Local one way Transbay one way Transbay one way upgrade from local fare
Adult $2.10 $4.20 $2.10
Youth (5-17) $1.05 $2.10 $1.05
Senior (65+), disabled (Handicapped/disabled access), and Medicare $1.05 $2.10 $1.05

Note: Local travel is within the East Bay or Peninsula; Transbay travel is across the Dumbarton Bridge.

Transfers and passes

Dumbarton Express accepts transfers and passes from several connecting transit agencies for full or partial fare.[4]

VTA Express Eco Passes and AC Transit Transbay 31-Day Passes are accepted as full Transbay fare.

The following are accepted as full local fare or partial Transbay fare:

  • AC Transit local 31-day passes
  • Caltrain monthly passes
  • SamTrans monthly passes
  • Union City Transit passes
  • VTA day or monthly passes

BART-to-bus transfers are accepted as full local fare but not as partial Transbay fare. As of 1 January 2013, BART Plus tickets are not accepted.

Transfers issued by Dumbarton Express are valid for 2 hours and are accepted by AC Transit, SamTrans, Union City Transit, and VTA. Union City Transit has a $0.25 surcharge, payable on board Union City Transit. Transfers to SamTrans are valid only for passengers using Clipper cards.

See also


  1. ^ "Maps and Schedules - AC Transit". 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "AC Transit Bus Line Descriptions". 
  4. ^ a b c Fares and Passes

External links

  • The Dumbarton Express
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