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There are 5 ways to get from Kensington to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

BART  •  1h 12m

  1. Take the BART from El Cerrito Plaza to San Francisco International Airport Red-S

$10 - $13

Cheapest option

Bus, line 292 bus  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Shattuck Av & Allston Way to Salesforce Transit Center Bay 32 F
  2. Take the line 292 bus from Mission St & 1st St to SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level 292 / ...

$10 - $13

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kensington to San Francisco Airport (SFO) 28.6 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Kensington to San Francisco Airport (SFO) 28.6 miles

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  36 min

  1. Take a town car from Kensington to San Francisco Airport 28.6 miles

$130 - $180

Kensington to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by bus and walk

The journey time between Kensington and San Francisco Airport (SFO) is around 2h 38m and covers a distance of around 33 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 19m. Operated by AC Transit and SamTrans, the Kensington to San Francisco Airport (SFO) service departs from Arlington Av & Westminster Av and arrives in SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level. Typically 105 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 38m
Fastest journey time:
2h 19m
Journey distance:
33 miles
Services per week:
105
Cheapest price:
$5
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:12
Last service departs at:
18:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Kensington to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus and walk schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

Departing Monday

Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Kensington → San Francisco Airport (SFO)
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kensington to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kensington to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to taxi which costs $160 - $200 and takes 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kensington to San Francisco Airport (SFO). However, there are services departing from Arlington Av & Westminster Av and arriving at SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level via Shattuck Av & Allston Way and Mission St & 1st St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from El Cerrito Plaza and arriving at San Francisco International Airport. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1h 12m.

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The distance between Kensington and San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 21 miles. The road distance is 28.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Kensington to San Francisco Airport (SFO) without a car is to BART which takes 1h 12m and costs $10 - $13.

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The BART from El Cerrito Plaza to San Francisco International Airport takes 1h 12m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Kensington to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus services, operated by AC Transit, depart from Shattuck Av & Allston Way station.

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Kensington to San Francisco Airport (SFO) train services, operated by BART, depart from El Cerrito Plaza station.

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Kensington to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level station.

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Map of how to get from Kensington to San Francisco Airport (SFO).
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  • Distance: 21.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 12m

What companies run services between Kensington, CA, USA and San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA?

BART operates a vehicle from El Cerrito Plaza to San Francisco International Airport every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $13 and the journey takes 1h 12m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kensington to San Francisco Airport (SFO) via Allston Way & Shattuck Av, Shattuck Av & Allston Way, Salesforce Transit Center Bay 32, and Mission St & 1st St in around 2h 35m.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from El Cerrito Plaza to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Shattuck Av & Allston Way to Salesforce Transit Center Bay 32
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
AC Transit
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & 1st St to SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

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Towncar from Kensington to San Francisco Airport
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Private
$130 - $180
Taxi from Kensington to San Francisco Airport (SFO)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
Vallejo City Taxi Cab
Phone
+1 707-643-3333

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Kensington to San Francisco Airport (SFO) train services, operated by BART, arrive at San Francisco International Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kensington to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 29 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Kensington to San Francisco Airport (SFO).

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