There are 6 ways to get from Foster City to Santa Clara by train, bus, 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

Caltrain  •  1 h 28 min

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

$8 - $10

Cheapest option

Bus, line 522 bus  •  2 h 8 min

  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 Caltrain Station to El Camino & Scott 22 / ...

$6 - $7

4 alternative options

Bus, Caltrain  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from E Hillsdale Blvd & Foster City Blvd to Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr 256 / ...
  2. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain Local / ...

$8 - $11

Taxi  •  28 min

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

$140 - $180

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Foster City to Santa Clara 25.7 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  28 min

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

$40 - $55

Questions & Answers

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

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Foster City to Santa Clara without a car is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 28 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to get from Foster City to Santa Clara, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Foster City to Santa Clara is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 522 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 8 min.

Mode details

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

More details

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

Get driving directions

There are 404+ hotels available in Santa Clara. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Foster City to Santa Clara.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 22.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 28 min

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 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Foster City to Santa Clara via Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr, El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd, Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1, and Palo Alto Caltrain Station in around 2 h 8 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Hillsdale Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
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 Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 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
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to El Camino & Scott
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Foster City to Santa Clara
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$40 - $55
UberX
$40 - $55
WAV
$40 - $55
UberXL
$60 - $80
Select
$85 - $110
Black
$110 - $150
Black SUV
$120 - $160
Taxi from Foster City to Santa Clara
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
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

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.