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There are 5 ways to get from Fresno to San Mateo by bus, train, subway, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Hayward, Ca 6834 / ...

$25 - $53

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Train, BART  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot to Richmond Amtrak San Joaquins
  2. Take the BART from Richmond BART Station to Millbrae BART Station Red

$52 - $113

Bus, line 22 bus  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Fresno, CA to San Jose, CA
  2. Take the line 22 bus from King & Story to Palo Alto Transit Center 22

$29 - $43

Drive  •  3h 6m

  1. Drive from Fresno to San Mateo 180.4 miles

$17 - $26

Fly  •  3h 28m

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to San Francisco (SFO) FAT - SFO

$183 - $654

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The cheapest way to get from Fresno to San Mateo is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Fresno to San Mateo is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fresno to San Mateo. However, there are services departing from Fresno, Ca and arriving at Foster City Blvd:Metro Center Blvd via Hayward BART Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 5m.

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The distance between Fresno and San Mateo is 152 miles. The road distance is 180.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Fresno to San Mateo without a car is to bus which takes 5h 5m and costs $24 - $55.

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It takes approximately 5h 5m to get from Fresno to San Mateo, including transfers.

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Fresno to San Mateo bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Fresno, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Fresno to San Mateo is to bus which takes 5h 5m and costs $24 - $55. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $180 - $700 and takes 3h 28m.

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The quickest flight from Fresno Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 3m.

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Fresno to San Mateo bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Hayward, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Fresno to San Mateo.
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  • Distance: 152.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 5m

What companies run services between Fresno, CA, USA and San Mateo, CA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Fresno to San Mateo every 4 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $55 and the journey takes 3h 45m. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Fresno to San Mateo 4 times a day.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fresno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$190 - $270
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Richmond BART Station to Millbrae BART Station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Hayward, Ca
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Fresno, CA to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
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GotoBus
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from King & Story to Palo Alto Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org

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Yes, the driving distance between Fresno to San Mateo is 180 miles. It takes approximately 3h 6m to drive from Fresno to San Mateo.

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United Airlines offers flights from Fresno Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 304+ hotels available in San Mateo. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fresno to Fresno Airport is to line 26 bus which takes 38m and costs $2.

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