There are 6 ways to get from Foster City to Chico by bus, train, subway, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 8320 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Chico, Ca 1446 / ...

$34 - $77

5 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Chico Amtrak Coast Starlight

$40 - $96

BART, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the BART from Millbrae BART Station to Richmond BART Station Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae
  2. Take the train from Martinez Amtrak to Chico Amtrak Coast Starlight

$69 - $139

Drive  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Foster City to Chico 197.4 miles

$19 - $28

Fly to Redding, bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Redding (RDD) SFO - RDD
  2. Take the bus from Redding, Ca to Chico, Ca

$150 - $319

Fly to Sacramento, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Sacramento (SMF) SFO - SMF
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Chico Amtrak

$104 - $257

Questions & Answers

The distance between Foster City and Chico is 153 miles. The road distance is 197.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Foster City to Chico without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Foster City to Chico, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Foster City to Chico is to bus which takes 5 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 13 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Redding Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Foster City to Chico is 197 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to drive from Foster City to Chico.

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

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There are 18+ hotels available in Chico. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Foster City to Chico.
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  • Distance: 152.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

What companies run services between Foster City, CA, USA and Chico, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Foster City to Chico via Hayward BART Station, 19th St. Oakland BART Station, Oakland, Ca, and Sacramento, Ca in around 5 h 13 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Foster City to Chico once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 4 h 8 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Redding
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from San Francisco to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
54 min
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Chico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Martinez Amtrak to Chico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Chico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Millbrae BART Station to Richmond BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Chico, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Redding, Ca to Chico, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Redding Amtrak to Chico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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