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

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Caltrain  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain Local / ...

$8 - $10

Cheapest option

Bus, line 522 bus  •  2h 8m

  1. Take the bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr
  2. Take the line 522 bus from Palo Alto Transit Center to El Camino & Scott 22 / ...

$6 - $10

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  28m

  1. Take a taxi from Foster City to Santa Clara 25.7 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  28m

  1. Drive from Foster City to Santa Clara 25.7 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  28m

  1. Take an Uber from Foster City to Santa Clara 25.7 miles

$35 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Foster City to Santa Clara is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Foster City to Santa Clara is to taxi which costs $140 - $180 and takes 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Foster City to Santa Clara. However, there are services departing from Foster City Blvd:Metro Center Blvd and arriving at El Camino & Scott via El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd and Palo Alto Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 8m.

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The distance between Foster City and Santa Clara is 22 miles. The road distance is 25.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Foster City to Santa Clara without a car is to Caltrain which takes 1h 30m and costs $8 - $11.

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It takes approximately 1h 30m to get from Foster City to Santa Clara, including transfers.

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Foster City to Santa Clara bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd station.

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The best way to get from Foster City to Santa Clara is to Caltrain which takes 1h 30m and costs $8 - $11. Alternatively, you can bus and line 522 bus, which costs $6 - $11 and takes 2h 8m.

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Foster City to Santa Clara bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at El Camino & Scott station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Foster City to Santa Clara is 26 miles. It takes approximately 28m to drive from Foster City to Santa Clara.

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  • Distance: 22.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 30m

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

Caltrain operates a train from Foster City to Santa Clara hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $8 and the journey takes 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Foster City to Santa Clara via El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd and Palo Alto Transit Center in around 2h 8m.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Hillsdale Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Center to El Camino & Scott
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Foster City to Santa Clara
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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uber.com
UberPool
$45 - $65
Assist
$35 - $50
UberX
$35 - $50
WAV
$35 - $50
UberXL
$55 - $75
Select
$85 - $110
Black
$120 - $150
Black SUV
$130 - $170
Taxi from Foster City to Santa Clara
Ave. Duration
28m
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com

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