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There are 5 ways to get from Gilroy to San Francisco by train, bus, subway or car

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Caltrain  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Gilroy Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Limited

$13 - $17

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Bus, BART  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Gilroy Caltrain Station to 1St & Santa Clara 68 / ...
  2. Take the BART from Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station Green

$7 - $19

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Gilroy, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6770 / ...

$14 - $35

Bus, Caltrain  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Monterey & 5Th to San Jose Caltrain Station 68
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Local / ...

$11 - $16

Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Gilroy to San Francisco 79.5 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Gilroy to San Francisco is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gilroy to San Francisco is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gilroy, Ca and arriving at San Francisco, Ca. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gilroy Caltrain and arriving at San Francisco Caltrain. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 18 min.

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The distance between Gilroy and San Francisco is 71 miles. The road distance is 79.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Gilroy to San Francisco without a car is to Caltrain which takes 2 h 18 min and costs $13 - $17.

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The Caltrain from Gilroy Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain takes 2 h 18 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Gilroy to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Gilroy, Ca station.

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Gilroy to San Francisco train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from Gilroy Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from Gilroy to San Francisco is to Caltrain which takes 2 h 18 min and costs $13 - $17. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $14 - $35 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Gilroy to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 71.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 18 min

What companies run services between Gilroy, CA, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Caltrain operates a train from Gilroy to San Francisco twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $17 and the journey takes 2 h 18 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Gilroy to San Francisco twice daily. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Gilroy Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
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.

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 Gilroy, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Gilroy Caltrain Station to 1St & Santa Clara
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Bus from Monterey & 5Th to San Jose Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Monterey / Gilroy Train Station to E San Fernando / 1st Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org

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Gilroy to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Francisco, Ca station.

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Gilroy to San Francisco train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at San Francisco Caltrain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gilroy to San Francisco is 79 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to drive from Gilroy to San Francisco.

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