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There are 5 ways to get from Berkeley to San Rafael by subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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BART, line 40 bus  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the BART from Downtown Berkeley BART Station to El Cerrito del Norte BART Station Orange / ...
  2. Take the line 40 bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to Bellam Blvd & I-580 Off-Ramp 40 / ...

$4 - $7

4 alternative options

Line 7 bus, line 40 bus  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the line 7 bus from Shattuck Sq:Center St to Del Norte BART Station 7 / ...
  2. Take the line 40 bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B 40 / ...

$5 - $7

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Berkeley to San Rafael 18.1 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Berkeley to San Rafael 18.1 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  23 min

  1. Take an Uber from Berkeley to San Rafael 18.1 miles

$27 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berkeley to San Rafael is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Berkeley to San Rafael is to taxi which costs $100 - $130 and takes 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berkeley to San Rafael. However, there are services departing from Shattuck Sq:Center St and arriving at San Rafael Transit Center Platform B via El Cerrito del Norte BART Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 41 min.

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The distance between Berkeley and San Rafael is 16 miles. The road distance is 18.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Berkeley to San Rafael without a car is to BART and line 40 bus which takes 1 h 8 min and costs $4 - $8.

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It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to get from Berkeley to San Rafael, including transfers.

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Berkeley to San Rafael bus services, operated by AC Transit, depart from Shattuck Sq:Center St station.

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Berkeley to San Rafael bus services, operated by Golden Gate Transit, arrive at San Rafael Transit Center Platform B station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berkeley to San Rafael is 18 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Berkeley to San Rafael.

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There are 360+ hotels available in San Rafael. Prices start at $111 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Berkeley to San Rafael.
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  • Distance: 15.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 8 min

What companies run services between Berkeley, CA, USA and San Rafael, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Berkeley to San Rafael via Del Norte BART Station and El Cerrito del Norte BART Station in around 1 h 41 min.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Downtown Berkeley BART Station to El Cerrito del Norte BART Station
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to Bellam Blvd & I-580 Off-Ramp
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Shattuck Sq:Center St to Del Norte BART Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Berkeley to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$23 - $30
Assist
$27 - $35
UberX
$27 - $35
WAV
$27 - $35
UberXL
$40 - $55
Select
$60 - $80
Black
$80 - $100
Black SUV
$85 - $110
Taxi from Berkeley to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com
Vallejo City Taxi Cab
Phone
+1 707-643-3333
Website
citytaxicabvallejo.com

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