There are 5 ways to get from Foster City to San Francisco by bus, train, 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 57 bus, Caltrain  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the line 57 bus from E Hillsdale Blvd & Edgewater Blvd to Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr 57 / ...
  2. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Bullet / ...

$6 - $8

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from W Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Bay 6 to Mission St & 9th St 292

$4 - $6

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Foster City to San Francisco 21.7 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Foster City to San Francisco 21.7 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  23 min

  1. Take an Uber from Foster City to San Francisco 21.7 miles

$35 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Foster City to San Francisco is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Foster City to San Francisco is to taxi which costs $120 - $150 and takes 23 min.

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The distance between Foster City and San Francisco is 17 miles. The road distance is 21.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to get from Foster City to San Francisco, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Foster City to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from E Hillsdale Blvd & Edgewater Blvd and arriving at Mission St & 9th St via W Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Bay 6. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 19 min.

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

SamTrans operates a bus from Foster City to San Francisco every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
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
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from W Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Bay 6 to Mission St & 9th St
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Foster City to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$65 - $85
ASSIST
$35 - $50
uberX
$35 - $50
WAV
$35 - $50
uberXL
$50 - $65
SELECT
$70 - $95
BLACK
$95 - $130
SUV
$110 - $140
Taxi from Foster City to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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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