There are 6 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 to El Cerrito del Norte Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae / ...
  2. Take the line 40 bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to Bellam Blvd & I-580 Off-Ramp 40 / ...

$5 - $8

4 alternative options

Bus, line 40 bus  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Broadway:14th St to Del Norte BART Station 72M / ...
  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 - $50

Questions & Answers

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

Get driving directions

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

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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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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
Website
bart.gov
Subway from 12th St. Oakland City Center to El Cerrito del Norte
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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 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 Del Norte BART Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 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 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$65 - $85
ASSIST
$35 - $50
uberX
$35 - $50
WAV
$35 - $50
uberXL
$50 - $65
SELECT
$70 - $95
BLACK
$95 - $130
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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