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There are 5 ways to get from Orinda to San Rafael by subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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BART, line 40 bus  •  1h 29m

  1. Take the BART from Orinda to MacArthur
  2. Take the BART from MacArthur to El Cerrito del Norte Red
  3. Take the line 40 bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to Bellam Blvd & I-580 Off-Ramp 40 / ...

$7 - $10

4 alternative options

BART, line 101 bus  •  1h 40m

  1. Take the BART from Orinda to Montgomery St. Yellow
  2. Take the line 101 bus from Mission St & 2nd St to San Rafael Transit Center 101 / ...

$8 - $12

Taxi  •  32m

  1. Take a taxi from Orinda to San Rafael 27.6 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  32m

  1. Drive from Orinda to San Rafael 27.6 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  32m

  1. Take an Uber from Orinda to San Rafael 27.6 miles

$40 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Orinda to San Rafael is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Orinda to San Rafael is to taxi which costs $150 - $190 and takes 32m.

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The distance between Orinda and San Rafael is 20 miles. The road distance is 27.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Orinda to San Rafael without a car is to BART and line 40 bus which takes 1h 29m and costs $7 - $11.

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It takes approximately 1h 29m to get from Orinda to San Rafael, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Orinda to San Rafael is 28 miles. It takes approximately 32m to drive from Orinda to San Rafael.

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There are 376+ hotels available in San Rafael. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Orinda to San Rafael.
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  • Distance: 20.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 29m

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

There is no direct connection from Orinda to San Rafael. However, you can take the BART to MacArthur, take the BART to El Cerrito del Norte, take the walk to El Cerrito del Norte BART Station, then take the line 40 bus to Bellam Blvd & I-580 Off-Ramp. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Orinda to San Rafael via Montgomery St. and Mission St & 2nd St in around 1h 40m.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Orinda to MacArthur
Ave. Duration
9m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur to El Cerrito del Norte
Ave. Duration
14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Orinda to Montgomery St.
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
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
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Mission St & 2nd St to San Rafael Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Orinda to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$45 - $60
Assist
$40 - $55
UberX
$40 - $55
WAV
$40 - $55
UberXL
$60 - $80
Select
$90 - $120
Black
$120 - $160
Black SUV
$140 - $180
Taxi from Orinda to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
32m
Estimated price
$150 - $190
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
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com
Vallejo City Taxi Cab
Phone
+1 707-643-3333
Website
citytaxicabvallejo.com

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