Public Transportation & Lyft Program

Public Transportation & Lyft Program Public Transportation & Lyft Program

The San Francisco Bay Area has a broad assortment of transportation options, including BART, CalTrain, bus service and San Francisco's famed cable cars.

County Connection Bus Service

Saint Mary’s community enjoys free bus service on the local County Connection bus service. Routes originating from the Saint Mary’s campus (#6) are free; transfers to other routes are regular fare.  The  County Connection provides fixed-route and paratransit service throughout the Central Contra Costa communities of Clayton, Concord, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon, Lafayette, Orinda, and Moraga, as well as unincorporated communities.

All 131 buses in the fixed-route fleet are fully equipped with wheelchair ramps or lifts.
Simply show your Saint Mary’s student ID card and the Bay Area is open to you. The County Connection takes you to BART and other destinations throughout central Contra Costa County.  For more information on the County Connection, routes, and time tables please visit

Gael Rail Night Bus Service

The Gael Rail, route 250, is a supplemental shuttle service between Saint Mary’s and Lafayette BART that runs beginning when the regular CCCTA service ends. The Gael Rail runs every hour on the hour as a supplement to the regular County Connection bus service. The final shuttle of the evening is at the Lafayette BART station when the last BART train arrives for the night.  

The Gael Rail is just one of the steps the college has taken to provide safe alternatives to the automobile. Gael Rail has been an important step in the college’s effort to reduce our carbon foot print and provide safe alternatives to the automobile.

Lyft Rideshare Program 

Lyft Pass helps Saint Mary's College cover all or a portion of the cost of your rides so that it's easy for you to get around. The pass will renew monthly. For more information, email the housing department:

2 pass options: 

1st pass:: 22 rides with $13 off

2nd pass: 18 passes with $10 off