The city of Sebastopol, with a population of 7,527, is located approximately 10 miles west of downtown Santa Rosa on Highway 12.
Sonoma County Transit provides local service in Sebastopol via Route 24, the Sebastopol Shuttle. The Shuttle operates on weekdays between the hours of 9:02am and 3:36pm and on Saturday between 9:02am and 2:54pm. The Shuttle, whose terminus is the downtown Transit Hub, serves key local destinations including Safeway, the Sebastopol Senior Center, Burbank Heights and Lucky’s Market along its route which spans from Gravenstein Highway/Mill Station Road to the north and Gravenstein Highway/Cooper Road to the south.
The Sebastopol Shuttle operates under Sonoma County Transit’s “Fare-Free” program and no passenger fares are collected. The Sebastopol Shuttle “Fare-Free” program is subsidized by the City of Sebastopol.
In addition to local service, Sonoma County Transit’s Route 20 provides intercity service that connects Sebastopol to west County (Graton, Forestville, Rio Nido, Guerneville, Monte Rio) and to 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 20 operates daily.
Complementing Route 20, the Route 22 provides weekday, commute period service between the Sebastopol Transit Hub and downtown Santa Rosa, serving Sebastopol Road.
From the Sebastopol Transit Hub, weekday Route 26 operates along the Highway 116 corridor to Cotati, serving the Cotati Hub, Cotati Depot (SMART) and Sonoma State University.
Fares on routes 20, 22 and 26 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 52 which will operate on weekdays between downtown Sebastopol and the Cotati Depot where transfers to north and southbound SMART trains can be made. From the Cotati Depot, Route 52 also serves Sonoma Mountain Village and Sonoma State University, the route terminus.
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.