511 Phone Service

Sometimes you don't have access to a computer, but need transportation information fast. That's why there's 511 on the phone! Just dial 5-1-1 – it's FREE, and you can find all the info you need to get around the Bay Area.

511 provides transportation information via a state-of-the-art speech recognition system that allows you to find what you need without pressing a button. Simply say "Departure Times," "Public Transportation," "Traffic Conditions," or "What are my choices?" to get started.

511's phone service is available in the entire nine-county Bay Area, on nearly all landline and cellular phones. Below is a list of the Bay Area counties covered by 511:

  • Alameda
  • Contra Costa
  • Marin
  • Napa
  • San Francisco
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Clara
  • Solano
  • Sonoma

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