There are 4 ways to get from Mountain View to San Francisco by train, taxi, car or towncar

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Caltrain  •  47 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Mountain View Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Bullet / ...

$7 - $10

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Mountain View to San Francisco 39.5 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Mountain View to San Francisco 39.5 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  42 min

  1. Take an Uber from Mountain View to San Francisco 39.5 miles

$60 - $80

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

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The quickest way to get from Mountain View to San Francisco is to taxi which takes 42 min and costs $220 - $270.

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The distance between Mountain View and San Francisco is 52 km. The road distance is 63 km.

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The Caltrain from Mountain View Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain takes 47 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Mountain View Caltrain and arriving at San Francisco Caltrain. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 47 min.

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

Caltrain operates a train from Mountain View to San Francisco hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $10 and the journey takes 47 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Mountain View Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Mountain View to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$75 - $95
ASSIST
$60 - $80
uberX
$60 - $80
WAV
$60 - $80
uberXL
$90 - $120
SELECT
$120 - $160
BLACK
$170 - $220
SUV
$190 - $250
Taxi from Mountain View to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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