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Old 02-22-2010, 04:00 PM
 
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I recently accepted a job out in Richmond. I am relatively new to the Bay Area and currently live in Walnut Creek, which is where my partner works. I was wondering if anyone had an estimate on the drive time from Walnut Creek to Richmond during morning rush hour. I just want to make sure I allot enough time to make it work in the mornings. Thanks!
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:04 PM
 
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I recently accepted a job out in Richmond. I am relatively new to the Bay Area and currently live in Walnut Creek, which is where my partner works. I was wondering if anyone had an estimate on the drive time from Walnut Creek to Richmond during morning rush hour. I just want to make sure I allot enough time to make it work in the mornings. Thanks!
Good luck - the commute on Hwy 24 through the Caldecott Tunnel is horrible on any given day. I say plan for about 40 minutes .

Or you can try BART but would have to change trains probably at the MacArthur station.
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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You may want to experiment with taking San Pablo Dam Road.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:29 PM
 
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yah, i was thinking of taking 4 around to 80 but wasn't sure how the traffic was on 80 at that end. So you think it will take an additional 40 minutes to get through the tunnel? I was thinking about leaving my house around 630 in the morning...perhaps i would bypass most of the rush hour going in that early?

either way, thank you for the responses, i always appreciate any help!
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:38 AM
 
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BART would probably take you about 40 mins at rush hour, with a transfer at Macarthur station in Oakland. It probably wouldn't save you time but might be more pleasant than sitting in rush hour traffic. I wouldn't want to hang around Richmond BART during the nighttime, but during daytime commuting hours you'd probably be ok.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:10 AM
 
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So you think driving would take about 45 minutes in rush hour? I don't mind the 'stop and go' effect in rush hour. My biggest concern is the safety at the Richmond station if i take BART and getting to work on time.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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I used to commute from Concord/Clayton to Emeryville. I would leave my house around 6 or 6:30 and the commute wasn't that bad going through the tunnel. If you leave anywhere from 7:30 to 8:30 you are in for a long ride.

Leaving a little early would be the best solution.
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