There are 6 ways to get from Fresno to San Mateo by bus, train, subway, car or plane

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Bus, Caltrain  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6774
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Mateo Caltrain Bullet / ...

$28 - $57

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Bus, line 22 bus  •  7 h 41 min

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

$17 - $33

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Train, BART  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Fresno Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station San Joaquins
  2. Take the BART from Richmond BART Station to Millbrae BART Station Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae

$52 - $113

Bus  •  5 h 50 min

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

$26 - $56

Drive  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Fresno to San Mateo 180.4 miles

$17 - $26

Fly, Caltrain  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to San Francisco (SFO) FAT - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Mateo Caltrain

$186 - $659

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

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

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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 El Camino Real & E 5th Ave via Hayward BART Station and El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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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 and Caltrain which takes 4 h 34 min and costs $27 - $60.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min 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 quickest flight from Fresno Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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

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

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  • Distance: 152.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Fresno to San Mateo hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fresno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Mateo Caltrain
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to San Mateo Caltrain
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fresno Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
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
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Richmond BART Station to Millbrae BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
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 San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Hayward, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $27
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GotoBus
Plus
$12 - $18
Platinum
$19 - $24
Ejecutivo
$19 - $27
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from King & Story to Palo Alto Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org

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

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There are 305+ hotels available in San Mateo. Prices start at $108 USD per night.

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

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