There are 5 ways to get from Foster City to San Francisco by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus, Caltrain  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from E Hillsdale Blvd:Center Park Ln to El Camino Real:W Hillsdale Blvd M
  2. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Local / ...

$7 - $10

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Bus  •  2 h 38 min

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

$4 - $7

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 - $45

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Foster City to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from E Hillsdale Blvd & Foster City Blvd and arriving at Mission St & 9th St via W Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Bay 6. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 38 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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The best way to get from Foster City to San Francisco without a car is to bus and Caltrain which takes 1 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to get from Foster City to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Foster City to San Francisco bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from W Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Bay 6 station.

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Foster City to San Francisco bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at Mission St & 9th St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Foster City to San Francisco is 22 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Foster City to San Francisco.

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  • Distance: 17.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

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 47 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from E Hillsdale Blvd:Center Park Ln to El Camino Real:W Hillsdale Blvd
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from W Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Bay 6 to Mission St & 9th St
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 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 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$35 - $45
UberX
$35 - $45
WAV
$35 - $45
UberXL
$50 - $65
Select
$70 - $95
Black
$95 - $120
Black 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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