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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 1482 bus  •  50 min

  1. Take the line 1482 bus from Oakland, Ca to San Rafael 1482

$9 - $19

Cheapest option

BART, line 40 bus  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the BART from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station to El Cerrito del Norte BART Station Warm Springs/South Fremont - Richmond / ...
  2. Take the line 40 bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to Bellam Blvd & I-580 Off-Ramp 40 / ...

$5 - $8

5 alternative options

Line 101 bus  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Mission St & 5th St to San Rafael Transit Center Platform C 101 / ...

$6 - $9

Bus, line 40 bus  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Broadway:14th St to El Cerrito Del Norte BART 72R / ...
  2. Take the line 40 bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B 40 / ...

$5 - $7

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Oakland to San Rafael 21.8 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Oakland to San Rafael 21.8 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  26 min

  1. Take an Uber from Oakland to San Rafael 21.8 miles

$35 - $45

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Oakland, Ca and arriving at San Rafael. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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The distance between Oakland and San Rafael is 18 miles. The road distance is 21.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Oakland to San Rafael without a car is to line 1482 bus which takes 50 min and costs .

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The line 1482 bus from Oakland, Ca to San Rafael takes 50 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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Oakland to San Rafael bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Rafael 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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Book your Oakland to San Rafael bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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Map of how to get from Oakland to San Rafael.
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  • Distance: 18.5 miles
  • Duration: 50 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Oakland to San Rafael every 3 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $19 and the journey takes 50 min.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station to El Cerrito del Norte BART Station
Ave. Duration
19 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.

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 El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to Bellam Blvd & I-580 Off-Ramp
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Mission St & 5th St to San Rafael Transit Center Platform C
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Broadway:14th St to El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Oakland to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$35 - $45
UberX
$35 - $45
WAV
$35 - $45
UberXL
$50 - $65
Select
$70 - $95
Black
$95 - $130
Black SUV
$110 - $140
Taxi from Oakland to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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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