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There are 5 ways to get from Prunedale to San Francisco by bus, train, car or shuttle

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Bus, Caltrain  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Meridian Spur / Prunedale Park & Ride to Cahill / Diridon Station 55 / ...
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Local / ...

$13 - $24

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Bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Meridian Spur / Prunedale Park & Ride to Cahill / Diridon Station 55 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to San Francisco, CA

$11 - $29

3 alternative options

Caltrain  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Gilroy Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Limited / ...

$16 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Prunedale to San Francisco 100.5 miles

$9 - $15

Shuttle, line 292 bus  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Prunedale to San Francisco International Airport
  2. Take the line 292 bus from SFO Airport Terminal 2-Lower Level to Mission St & 5th St 292 / ...

$47 - $53

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The cheapest way to get from Prunedale to San Francisco is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Prunedale to San Francisco is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Prunedale to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Meridian Spur / Prunedale Park & Ride and arriving at San Francisco, CA via San Jose, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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The distance between Prunedale and San Francisco is 81 miles. The road distance is 100.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Prunedale to San Francisco without a car is to bus and Caltrain which takes 3 h 31 min and costs $13 - $24.

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It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to get from Prunedale to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Prunedale to San Francisco bus services, operated by Monterey-Salinas Transit, depart from Meridian Spur / Prunedale Park & Ride station.

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The best way to get from Prunedale to San Francisco is to Caltrain which takes 3 h 46 min and costs $15 - $29. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $11 - $29 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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Prunedale to San Francisco bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at San Francisco, CA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Prunedale to San Francisco is 101 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to drive from Prunedale to San Francisco.

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Map of how to get from Prunedale to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 80.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 31 min

What companies run services between Prunedale, CA, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Caltrain operates a train from Prunedale to San Francisco twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $17 and the journey takes 2 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Prunedale to San Francisco via Cahill / Diridon Station and San Jose, CA in around 3 h 55 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Gilroy Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Meridian Spur / Prunedale Park & Ride to Cahill / Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Prunedale, CA to San Jose, CA – Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
amtrak.com
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from Prunedale to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal 2-Lower Level to Mission St & 5th St
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com

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