The commute during off peak hours would be approx. 45 minutes. If you are currently thinking about moving to Danville, I can send you a list of homes in that and other nearby areas. Good luck :)
I would conservatively give yourself an hour. My neighbor lives the same distance from his commute, works odd shifts and he says it's anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes. As most mentioned below, it would be an easier commute if you lived closer to the Caldecot Tunnel, but there must be good reasons that you are choosing Danville., which is a qaint and wonderful community.
If you are not already working with an agent, I would recommend choosing one that can help guide you through the other questions and details of a move you might have.
If you click on the link located below it will take you to a â€œDanville-to-SFâ€ Google map that estimates a 36 to 80-minute commute (based on traffic).
EVEN BETTER, since you know what time you will be working each day, if you click on the "Traffic" button you will get real-time traffic; however, to see statistical commute times click on the "change" link right next to where it says "Live Traffic." Next, click the "Traffic at day and time" button and set the times you want to check for your likely commute condition based and historical traffic data!
You can use this to check out other city locations to consider as well.
As Isabelle commented, BART is another option. You can "engineer" a commute using available public options using the "Public Transit Trip Planner" here: http://www.511.org
Your gas costs should be taken into consideration as well as driving time. I tend towards Isabelle's suggestion that you may want to look at other options such as Lafayette or Orinda and maybe Alamo. Sure, the home prices may be a little higher, but better to pay a little less in gas and more on your mortgage. Gas is not a great investment. Less mileage means less wear and tear on your car as well.
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All the answers below are pretty consistent and correct. If you have not bought your home yet, have you thought about purchasing in Lamorinda area (Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga)? Many people who work in the city opt for that location. It is closer, and there are two Bart stations near by. If you begin at 11:00 PM, Bart may still be running to get you to work in time. The schools in Lamorinda are excellent as well.
Just a thought.
You ought to GoogleMap your route. It will give you the estimated drive times.
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