There are 7 ways to get from Foster City to Santa Clara University 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 34 min

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

$8 - $10

Cheapest option

Bus, line 522 bus  •  2 h 18 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 Santa Clara Caltrain Station 522 / ...

$6 - $7

5 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from E Hillsdale Blvd:Shell Blvd to Hayward BART Station M
  2. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6781 / ...

$14 - $53

Bus, Caltrain  •  2 h 4 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  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Foster City to Santa Clara University 27.1 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from Foster City to Santa Clara University 27.1 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  29 min

  1. Take an Uber from Foster City to Santa Clara University 27.1 miles

$40 - $55

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Foster City to Santa Clara University station. However, there are services departing from Shell Blvd & E Hillsdale Blvd and arriving at Santa Clara Caltrain Station via El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd and Palo Alto Caltrain Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 18 min.

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The distance between Foster City and Santa Clara University is 23 miles. The road distance is 27.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Foster City to Santa Clara University without a car is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to get from Foster City to Santa Clara University, including transfers.

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Foster City to Santa Clara University 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 University is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 55 min.

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Foster City to Santa Clara University bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Santa Clara Caltrain Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Foster City to Santa Clara University is 27 miles. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from Foster City to Santa Clara University.

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Map of how to get from Foster City to Santa Clara University.
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  • Distance: 23.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 34 min

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

Caltrain operates a train from Foster City to Santa Clara University hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $8 and the journey takes 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Foster City to Santa Clara University via Hayward BART Station, Hayward, Ca, San Jose, Ca, San Jose Diridon Caltrain, and Santa Clara Caltrain in around 1 h 55 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
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from E Hillsdale Blvd:Shell Blvd to Hayward BART Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
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
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
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
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to Santa Clara Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
57 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 University
Ave. Duration
29 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
$90 - $120
Black
$120 - $150
Black SUV
$130 - $170
Taxi from Foster City to Santa Clara University
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
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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