If you click on the link located below it will take you to a real-time â€œPleasanton to San Franciscoâ€ Google map that estimates this commute with current traffic, which may or may not reflect reality based on when you actually start your commute:
Now, assuming you have a specific day/time in mind you can also obtain a historical estimate of commute time; hereâ€™s how:
1) In the upper right hand corner of the map Click "Traffic".
2) In the bottom left hand corner Click the "change" link right next to where it says "Live Traffic".
3) Next Click the "Traffic at day and time" button and set the day & time you want to check for your likely commute time.
I would take the "stress-free" option -- BART!
Carpooling has its advantages and disadvantages; however, if interested, you can check out the Carpool matching service under the â€œGo Greenâ€ link at the top of the http://www.511.org website.
I hope this helps.
As Carl has mentioned, it really does depend on what part of this city you live in. We moved here 16 plus years ago with commuting to Oakland Airport and SF as a crucial element. I would try to stick to the West Side of Pleasanton, that will help you quite a bit.
There is a New Bart Station at the Mall, which is nice, and seems to have decent parking. I would try and Bart. Iif your going to drive, there are some commuter spots, you can meet up with other drivers, right by the Fed Ex , on the West Side. You can then use the Carpool lanes on the Bridge, again another crucial element to ease the Commute. Don't forget about getting a Fast Track , for Tolls.
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Pleasanton city center to SF city center is approximately 40 miles and, in clear traffic, you can expect it to take 50 minutes. In rush hour, that can easily be doubled.
Since there are two BART stations that serve Pleasanton, that might be the better way to go.
We loved Pleasanton. We loved visiting S.F.
I cannot imagine doing both!
If you are bound and determined; I would use Bart, not driving:
You are looking at 1 1/2 hours, on a good day!
Unless you are going in at 4:00 and getting off at 2:00.
And this is experience talking;
First we lived in Sunnyvale and I commuted to South San Francisco, up 280.
Then, we moved to Dublin while I was working in Mountain View.
I've got the scars.
The secret is having a big, comfortable car, (gas mileage is a lot less important) and I listened to books-on-tape; quite a few books over the period.
Good luck and may God bless