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There are 6 ways to get from Mountain View to Redwood City by train, bus, taxi, car, towncar or foot

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Caltrain  •  22 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Mountain View Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain Local / ...

$4 - $6

Cheapest option

Line 522 bus, bus  •  49 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from El Camino & Castro to Palo Alto Caltrain Station 22 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B Ecr

$4 - $8

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Mountain View to Redwood City 14.7 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Mountain View to Redwood City 14.7 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  18 min

  1. Take an Uber from Mountain View to Redwood City 14.7 miles

$25 - $35

Walk  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Walk from Mountain View to Redwood City 11.9 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Mountain View to Redwood City is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mountain View to Redwood City is to taxi which costs $80 - $100 and takes 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mountain View to Redwood City. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Castro and arriving at Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B via Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Mountain View Caltrain and arriving at Redwood City Caltrain. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22 min.

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The distance between Mountain View and Redwood City is 11 miles. The road distance is 14.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Mountain View to Redwood City without a car is to Caltrain which takes 22 min and costs $4 - $6.

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The Caltrain from Mountain View Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain takes 22 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Mountain View to Redwood City bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from El Camino & Castro station.

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Mountain View to Redwood City train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from Mountain View Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from Mountain View to Redwood City is to Caltrain which takes 22 min and costs $4 - $6. Alternatively, you can line 522 bus and bus, which costs $4 - $8 and takes 49 min.

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  • Distance: 10.9 miles
  • Duration: 22 min

What companies run services between Mountain View, CA, USA and Redwood City, CA, USA?

Caltrain operates a train from Mountain View to Redwood City hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mountain View to Redwood City via Palo Alto Caltrain Station and Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 in around 49 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Mountain View Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Castro to Palo Alto Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Mountain View to Redwood City
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$25 - $35
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uber.com
Assist
$25 - $35
UberX
$25 - $35
WAV
$25 - $35
UberXL
$35 - $45
Select
$50 - $65
Black
$65 - $85
Black SUV
$75 - $95
Taxi from Mountain View to Redwood City
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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Mountain View to Redwood City bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B station.

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Mountain View to Redwood City train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at Redwood City Caltrain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mountain View to Redwood City is 15 miles. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from Mountain View to Redwood City.

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There are 360+ hotels available in Redwood City. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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