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

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Bus, Caltrain  •  2 h 15 min

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

$12 - $33

Cheapest option

Bus, BART  •  3 h 44 min

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

$7 - $18

3 alternative options

Caltrain  •  2 h 18 min

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

$13 - $18

Bus  •  2 h 20 min

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

$14 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Gilroy to San Francisco 79.5 miles

$7 - $12

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gilroy to San Francisco is to bus and BART which costs $7 - $18 and takes 3 h 44 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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The distance between Gilroy and San Francisco is 71 miles. The road distance is 79.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from Gilroy to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gilroy, Ca and arriving at San Francisco, Ca. Services depart hourly, 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 four times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 18 min.

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

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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 15 min

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

Caltrain operates a train from Gilroy to San Francisco 4 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $18 and the journey takes 2 h 18 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Gilroy to San Francisco hourly. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Gilroy Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
caltrain.com
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Fremont to Civic Center/UN Plaza
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
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.

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 Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Gilroy, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Monterey / Gilroy Train Station to Cahill / Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
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
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Gilroy, CA to San Francisco, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Santa Clara VTA
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
Schedules at
vta.org

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