March 30, 2020
The Dumbarton Express is committed to serve riders needing to conduct essential business. As a result, the Dumbarton Express will continue to run regular service. Should the need arise, modified service will be implemented. Please continue to stay informed by visiting this website.
March 23, 2020
The Dumbarton Express is implementing rear-door boarding on all buses. Fare payment not required until further notice.
The Dumbarton Express is committed to the health and well-being of our riders and employees, and this includes social distancing. Passengers are strongly encouraged to stay 6 feet apart from each other and the bus operator when boarding, riding and exiting the bus.
Passengers who require a ramp, use mobility devices or need priority seating may continue to use the front door for boarding. Wheelchair riders may be allowed onboard without securements by bus operators.
August 9, 2019
Effective immediately and until further notice, Line DB1 to Union City BART will not serve the stop on Page Mill Road at El Camino Real due to construction.
Line DB1 will serve the regular stop on Page Mill Road at Ramos Way.
Con efecto inmediato y hasta nuevo aviso, la línea DB1 hacia Union City BART no dará servicio a la parada en Page Mill Road con El Camino Real debido a los trabajos de construcción.
La línea DB1 dará servicio a la parada regular en Page Mill Road con Ramos Way.
立即生效，直到另行通知。由于施工影响，DB1线路（开往 Union City BART 方向）暂停服务 Page Mill Road 和 El Camino Real 交叉口站。
DB1线路服务于 Ramos Way 和 Page Mill 交叉口固定站。
About the Service
The Dumbarton Express is an all-day, limited stop bus service that takes riders from the East Bay to the Peninsula via the Dumbarton Bridge. With two bus routes, the DB and the DB1, riders can get almost anywhere within Palo Alto. Hop on the bus, pay fare with your Clipper Card and give your car a break!
The bus can take you to downtown Palo Alto, the Palo Alto VA Hospital, Stanford Hospital or Stanford University, the Stanford Research Park, Caltrain and more locations through out Palo Alto. Commute with us!
Cash: $2.50; Clipper: $2.25
Cash: $1.25; Clipper: $1.12
In addition to free wifi, Dumbarton Express buses are equipped with ramps (for wheelchair/mobility aid users, or anyone who has trouble climbing steps). Friendly drivers, clean buses and comfortable seats help make your ride across the bridge pleasant.
Local Service Areas
In the East Bay, local service is offered along the entire route between the Union City BART station and the Ardenwood Park & Ride Lot. On the Peninsula, local service is provided along the entire route between Stanford Research Park and Hamilton/Willow Rd.
The Dumbarton Express does not operate on Saturdays or Sundays. During the week, service on both lines is from approximately 5:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. with buses about every 20 minutes during peak travel periods. Check the DB schedule or the DB1 schedule for exact times.
The service does not run on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
About the Bus
The Dumbarton Express service consists of two bus lines, the DB and DB1, both originating at Union City BART. It is administered and governed by AC Transit, with oversight by the Dumbarton Bridge Regional Operations Consortium (DBROC), comprised of AC Transit, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (BART, SamTrans, and Union City Transit. Operated and maintained by MV Transportation, the Dumbarton Express is funded by Regional Measure 2.
Civil Rights Notice
As the administrator and governing agency for the Dumbarton Express, AC Transit is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its services on the basis of race, color, or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. AC Transit also complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), which requires transportation providers to make reasonable modifications to ensure programs are accessible to individuals with disabilities. For more information on AC Transit’s civil rights programs and the procedures to file a complaint, please contact us: actransit.org/CivilRights · (510) 891-5470 · TDD/TTY 711 · AC Transit Customer Relations, 1600 Franklin Street, Oakland CA 94612