The city of Sonoma, with a population of 10,865 is located approximately 20 miles east of Santa Rosa via Highway 12.
Sonoma County Transit provides local service in Sonoma and Sonoma Valley via Route 32. Route 32, the Sonoma Shuttle, operates on weekdays between the hours of 7:30am and 4:16pm and on Saturday between 9:00am and 2:40pm. Route 32 has a north and south segment extending to Agua Caliente Road/Highway 12 to the north and the community of Temelec to the south. All Sonoma Shuttle trips serve the Plaza in downtown Sonoma.
The Sonoma Shuttle provides convenient school commute service to Sonoma Valley High School from north Sonoma Valley.
The Sonoma Shuttle is free for all riders under Sonoma County Transit’s “Fare-Free” program. The Sonoma Shuttle’s “Fare-Free” program is subsidized by the City of Sonoma and the County of Sonoma.
In addition to local service, Sonoma County Transit’s Route 30 provides intercity service that connects Sonoma/Sonoma Valley with Oakmont and downtown Santa Rosa where transfers to other Sonoma County Transit Routes, local Santa Rosa CityBus services and regional services provided by Golden Gate Transit can be made. Route 30 operates daily.
Complementing Route 30, the Route 34 provides weekday, commute period service between downtown Santa Rosa and the Sonoma Plaza.
For passengers traveling from Sonoma to Petaluma, Route 40 provides weekday commute period service between downtown Sonoma (Plaza) and the Petaluma Transit Mall at Copeland Street and Washington Street. The Petaluma Transit Mall is where connections to other Sonoma County Transit routes, local Petaluma Transit services, regional bus transit services provided by Golden Gate Transit and regional rail service provided by SMART can be made.
Fares on routes 30, 34, 40 and 53 are zone-based and vary between $1.50 & $3.00 for adults, $1.25 to $2.75 youth and $0.75 to $1.50 for seniors.
Coinciding with the start-up of SMART rail service, Sonoma County Transit will introduce Route 53 which will operate on weekdays between the Sonoma Plaza and the Petaluma Transit Mall were connections to north and southbound SMART trains can be made. A morning Route 30 connects with Route 53 for southbound travel on SMART from Petaluma. In the evening, a return trip can be made by transferring from the Route 53 to Route 38 at the Sonoma Plaza.
Sonoma County Paratransit provides paratransit services, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, during the same hours and days as Sonoma County Transit’s fixed-route service.
For more information on ADA paratransit services and Sonoma County Paratransit, contact Sonoma County Transit’s ADA paratransit coordinator at 707-585-7516.
In addition to cash fares, Sonoma County Transit provides several transit pass options, including the regional “Clipper” card. The Clipper card is the primary fare media on SMART.