There are 7 ways to get from Oakland to San Rafael by bus, subway, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Bus  •  45 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, CA - Bus Station to San Rafael, CA - Transit Center Return

$9 - $15

Cheapest option

Bus, line 40 bus  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Franklin St & 15th St to San Pablo Av & Cutting Blvd 72 / ...
  2. Take the line 40 bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B 40 / ...

$6 - $12

5 alternative options

BART, line 40 bus  •  1h 19m

  1. Take the BART from 12th Street / Oakland City Center to El Cerrito Del Norte Or-N / ...
  2. Take the line 40 bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to Andersen Dr & Francisco Blvd W 40 / ...

$7 - $10

BART, line 101 bus  •  1h 22m

  1. Take the BART from 12th Street / Oakland City Center to Civic Center / UN Plaza Yl-S / ...
  2. Take the line 101 bus from McAllister St & Hyde St to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B 101 / ...

$8 - $12

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Oakland to San Rafael 21.7 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Oakland to San Rafael 21.7 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  26 min

  1. Take an Uber from Oakland to San Rafael 21.7 miles

$40 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Oakland to San Rafael is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oakland to San Rafael is to taxi which costs $120 - $150 and takes 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Oakland, CA - Bus Station station and arriving at San Rafael, CA - Transit Center. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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The distance between Oakland and San Rafael is 18 miles. The road distance is 21.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Oakland to San Rafael without a car is to bus which takes 45 min and costs $9 - $15.

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The bus from Oakland, CA - Bus Station to San Rafael, CA - Transit Center takes 45 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Oakland to San Rafael bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oakland, CA - Bus Station.

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Oakland to San Rafael bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Rafael, CA - Transit Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oakland to San Rafael is 22 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Oakland to San Rafael.

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What companies run services between Oakland, CA, USA and San Rafael, CA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Oakland, CA - Bus Station to San Rafael, CA - Transit Center once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 45 min.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from 12th Street / Oakland City Center to El Cerrito Del Norte
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Subway from 12th Street / Oakland City Center to Civic Center / UN Plaza
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
bart.gov
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, CA - Bus Station to San Rafael, CA - Transit Center
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $15
Flexible
$25 - $40
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to Andersen Dr & Francisco Blvd W
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Golden Gate Transit
Bus from McAllister St & Hyde St to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Golden Gate Transit
Bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Golden Gate Transit
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Franklin St & 15th St to San Pablo Av & Cutting Blvd
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
AC Transit
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Oakland to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $45
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uber.com
UberPool
$35 - $45
Assist
$40 - $45
UberX
$40 - $45
WAV
$40 - $45
Comfort
$55 - $65
UberXL
$55 - $65
Select
$85 - $100
Black
$110 - $130
Black SUV
$130 - $160
Taxi from Oakland to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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

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