There are 4 ways to get from Los Altos to San Francisco by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Line 522 bus, Caltrain  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from El Camino & Showers to Palo Alto Caltrain Station 522 / ...
  2. Take the Caltrain from Palo Alto Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Bullet / ...

$8 - $10

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Los Altos to San Francisco 37.6 miles

$210 - $250

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Los Altos to San Francisco 37.6 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  42 min

  1. Take an Uber from Los Altos to San Francisco 37.6 miles

$60 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Los Altos to San Francisco is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Altos to San Francisco is to taxi which costs $210 - $250 and takes 42 min.

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The distance between Los Altos and San Francisco is 32 miles. The road distance is 37.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to get from Los Altos to San Francisco, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Los Altos to San Francisco. However, you can take the line 522 bus to Palo Alto Caltrain Station, take the walk to Palo Alto Caltrain, then take the Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to San Francisco.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Palo Alto Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Showers to Palo Alto Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Los Altos to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$75 - $95
ASSIST
$60 - $75
uberX
$60 - $75
WAV
$60 - $75
uberXL
$85 - $110
SELECT
$120 - $160
BLACK
$160 - $210
SUV
$180 - $240
Taxi from Los Altos to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$210 - $250
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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