There are 6 ways to get from Foster City to Redwood City by bus, train, taxi, car, towncar or foot

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

Bus, Caltrain  •  56 min

  1. Take the bus from E Hillsdale Blvd & Edgewater Blvd to Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr 57 / ...
  2. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain Local / ...

$5 - $7

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from E Hillsdale Blvd & Foster City Blvd to Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr 256 / ...
  2. Take the bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to El Camino Real & Brewster Ave 295 / ...

$4 - $6

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Foster City to Redwood City 7 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  8 min

  1. Drive from Foster City to Redwood City 7 miles

$1

Uber  •  8 min

  1. Take an Uber from Foster City to Redwood City 7 miles

$13 - $18

Walk  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Walk from Foster City to Redwood City 7.2 miles

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Foster City to Redwood City. However, there are services departing from E Hillsdale Blvd & Foster City Blvd and arriving at El Camino Real & Brewster Ave via El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 8 min.

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The distance between Foster City and Redwood City is 5 miles. The road distance is 7 miles.

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The best way to get from Foster City to Redwood City without a car is to bus and Caltrain which takes 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 56 min to get from Foster City to Redwood City, including transfers.

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Foster City to Redwood City bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from E Hillsdale Blvd & Foster City Blvd station.

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Foster City to Redwood City bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at El Camino Real & Brewster Ave station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Foster City to Redwood City is 7 miles. It takes approximately 8 min to drive from Foster City to Redwood City.

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There are 371+ hotels available in Redwood City. Prices start at $107 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Foster City to Redwood City.
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  • Distance: 5.4 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

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

You can take a bus from Foster City to Redwood City via Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr and El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd in around 1 h 8 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Hillsdale Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from E Hillsdale Blvd & Edgewater Blvd to Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from E Hillsdale Blvd & Foster City Blvd to Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to El Camino Real & Brewster Ave
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from E Hillsdale Blvd:Edgewater Blvd to W Hillsdale Blvd:Edison St
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Bus from Foster City Blvd:Metro Center Blvd to W Hillsdale Blvd:Edison St
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Foster City to Redwood City
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$13 - $18
UberX
$13 - $18
WAV
$13 - $18
UberXL
$17 - $23
Select
$24 - $35
Black
$30 - $40
Black SUV
$35 - $50
Taxi from Foster City to Redwood City
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
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

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