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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 40 bus  •  1 h 6 min

  1. 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 Allston Way:Shattuck Av 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

$29 - $40

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

Golden Gate Transit operates a bus from Berkeley to San Rafael hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 30 min.

Bus operators
Golden Gate Transit
Website
goldengate.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 Allston Way:Shattuck Av to Del Norte BART Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
$29 - $40
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$60 - $85
ASSIST
$29 - $40
uberX
$29 - $40
WAV
$29 - $40
uberXL
$40 - $55
SELECT
$60 - $80
BLACK
$80 - $100
SUV
$90 - $120
Taxi from Berkeley to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Berkeley and San Rafael is 25 km. The road distance is 29 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct bus from Berkeley to San Rafael. However, there are services departing from Allston Way:Shattuck Av 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.

It takes approximately 1 h 6 min to get from Berkeley to San Rafael, including transfers.