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There are 6 ways to get from California to Redwood City by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Fresno, Caltrain  •  3h 22m

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to San Francisco (SFO) FAT - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain

$190 - $673

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Bus  •  9h 4m

  1. Take the bus from LA Downtown to San Jose FlixBus

$17 - $31

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Fly from Sacramento, Caltrain  •  3h 16m

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) SMF - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain

$80 - $206

Bus via San Jose  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA

$37 - $53

Train  •  11h 8m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight

$73 - $186

Drive  •  6h 6m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Redwood City 364.4 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from California to Redwood City is to bus which costs $16 - $35 and takes 9h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from California to Redwood City is to fly and Caltrain which costs $80 - $210 and takes 3h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from California to Redwood City. However, there are services departing from LA Downtown and arriving at El Camino Real & Winklebleck St via Eastridge Transit Center and Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from California station to Redwood City. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station and arriving at Redwood City Caltrain via San Jose Diridon Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 8m.

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The distance between California and Redwood City is 200 miles. The road distance is 364.4 miles.

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The best way to get from California to Redwood City without a car is to bus via San Jose which takes 7h 52m and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 3h 22m to get from California to Redwood City, including transfers.

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California to Redwood City bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from LA Downtown station.

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California to Redwood City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station.

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The best way to get from California to Redwood City is to bus via San Jose which takes 7h 52m and costs $35 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $190 and takes 11h 8m.

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Map of how to get from California to Redwood City.
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  • Distance: 200.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 22m

What companies run services between California, USA and Redwood City, CA, USA?

Megabus operates a bus from Los Angeles to Redwood City every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 6h 45m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Redwood City once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 10h 1m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fresno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
10h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Fresno Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 54m.

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California to Redwood City bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at San Jose station.

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California to Redwood City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Jose Diridon Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between California to Redwood City is 364 miles. It takes approximately 6h 6m to drive from California to Redwood City.

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United Airlines offers flights from Fresno Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 404+ hotels available in Redwood City. Prices start at $95 USD per night.

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The best way to get from California to Fresno Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $1 - $11.

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