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

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Train  •  6h 13m

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

$40 - $96

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Bus  •  7h 44m

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

$39 - $90

4 alternative options

BART, train  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the BART from Millbrae to Richmond Red
  2. Take the train from Martinez Amtrak Station to Chico Amtrak Coast Starlight

$69 - $139

BART, bus  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre
  2. Take the bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to Sacramento Valley Station
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Chico Amtrak

Drive  •  3h 29m

  1. Drive from Foster City to Chico 197.4 miles

$19 - $28

Fly, train  •  6h 49m

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

$110 - $266

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The cheapest way to get from Foster City to Chico is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Foster City to Chico is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Foster City to Chico. However, there are services departing from E Hillsdale Blvd:Shell Blvd and arriving at Chico, Ca via Hayward, Ca, Oakland, Ca and Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 44m.

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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 train which takes 6h 13m and costs $40 - $100.

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It takes approximately 6h 13m to get from Foster City to Chico, including transfers.

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Foster City to Chico bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oakland, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Foster City to Chico is to train which takes 6h 13m and costs $40 - $100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $90 and takes 7h 44m.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Sacramento Airport is the direct flight which takes 56m.

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Foster City to Chico bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chico, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Foster City to Chico.
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  • Distance: 152.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 13m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Foster City to Chico once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 4h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Foster City to Chico via Hayward BART Station, Hayward, Ca, Oakland, Ca, and Sacramento, Ca in around 7h 44m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
56m
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 Oakland Jack London Square Station to Chico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
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 Station to Chico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
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 Valley Station to Chico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
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 to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Chico, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Phone
(707) 422-2877
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
FAST
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Chico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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

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

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There are 17+ hotels available in Chico. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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