There are 6 ways to get from Oakland to Novato by bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Line 1482 bus, bus  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 1482 bus from Oakland, Ca to San Rafael 1482
  2. Take the bus from San Rafael Transit Center Platform C to Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave 101 / ...

$11 - $23

Cheapest option

Bus via Salesforce Transit Center  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Mission St & 1st St to Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave 101 / ...

$7 - $10

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Mission St & 5th St to DeLong Ave & Reichert Ave 101 / ...

$7 - $11

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Oakland to Novato 32 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Oakland to Novato 32 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  36 min

  1. Take an Uber from Oakland to Novato 32 miles

$50 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Oakland to Novato is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oakland to Novato is to taxi which costs $180 - $220 and takes 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oakland to Novato. However, there are services departing from Oakland, Ca and arriving at Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave via San Rafael Transit Center Platform C. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 28 min.

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The distance between Oakland and Novato is 27 miles. The road distance is 32 miles.

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The best way to get from Oakland to Novato without a car is to line 1482 bus and bus which takes 1 h 28 min and costs $11 - $23.

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It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to get from Oakland to Novato, including transfers.

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Oakland to Novato bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oakland, Ca station.

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Oakland to Novato bus services, operated by Golden Gate Transit, arrive at Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oakland to Novato is 32 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Oakland to Novato.

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Map of how to get from Oakland to Novato.
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  • Distance: 26.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 28 min

What companies run services between Oakland, CA, USA and Novato, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Oakland to Novato via San Rafael and San Rafael Transit Center Platform C in around 1 h 28 min.

Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $19
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from San Rafael Transit Center Platform C to Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Mission St & 5th St to DeLong Ave & Reichert Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Mission St & 1st St to Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Marin Transit
Website
marintransit.org
Bus from San Rafael Transit Center to Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
marintransit.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Oakland to Novato
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$50 - $65
UberX
$50 - $65
WAV
$50 - $65
UberXL
$75 - $95
Select
$100 - $140
Black
$140 - $180
Black SUV
$160 - $200
Taxi from Oakland to Novato
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com

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