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

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

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 / ...

$14 - $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 - $13

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

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.

Train operators
Caltrain
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
$5 - $8
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
$5 - $8
Schedules at
mst.org
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Gilroy and San Francisco is 114 km. The road distance is 127 km.

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

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

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.

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.

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