COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply in United States. Learn More.

There are 6 ways to get from Redwood City to Oakland by train, subway, bus, 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

Caltrain, BART  •  1h 40m

  1. Take the Caltrain from Redwood City Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the BART from Millbrae to 12th Street / Oakland City Center Rd-N

$9 - $12

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the bus from El Camino Real & Brewster Ave to Mission St & 1st St 398

$5 - $9

4 alternative options

Bus, BART  •  1h 59m

  1. Take the bus from El Camino Real & Brewster Ave to San Bruno BART-Bay 5 398 / ...
  2. Take the BART from San Bruno to 12th Street / Oakland City Center Yl-N / ...

$6 - $8

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Redwood City to Oakland 35 miles

$190 - $240

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Redwood City to Oakland 35 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  37 min

  1. Take an Uber from Redwood City to Oakland 35 miles

$55 - $65

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in United States

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions may still be in place within United States. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for United States.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for United States.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for United States due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for United States

Currently, we are unable to provide domestic travel restriction information for travelling within United States. For the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel status within United States, please check government recommendations.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for United States

Currently, we are unable to provide travel restriction information for leaving United States. For the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel status in United States, please check government recommendations.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for United States

Last updated: July 8 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Redwood City to Oakland is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 37 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Redwood City to Oakland is to taxi which costs $190 - $240 and takes 37 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Redwood City to Oakland. However, there are services departing from El Camino Real & Brewster Ave and arriving at Thomas L Berkley Way via Salesforce Transit Center Bay 30. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 20m.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Redwood City to Oakland. However, there are services departing from Redwood City Caltrain and arriving at 12th Street / Oakland City Center via Millbrae. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 40m.

More details

The distance between Redwood City and Oakland is 22 miles. The road distance is 35 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Redwood City to Oakland without a car is to Caltrain and BART which takes 1h 40m and costs $8 - $12.

More details

It takes approximately 1h 40m to get from Redwood City to Oakland, including transfers.

More details

Redwood City to Oakland bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from El Camino Real & Brewster Ave station.

More details

Redwood City to Oakland train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from Redwood City Caltrain station.

More details

Redwood City to Oakland bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at Mission St & 1st St station.

More details

Map of how to get from Redwood City to Oakland.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 22.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 40m

What companies run services between Redwood City, CA, USA and Oakland, CA, USA?

SamTrans operates a bus from El Camino Real & Brewster Ave to Mission St & 1st St hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 1h 47m.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Redwood City Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Millbrae to 12th Street / Oakland City Center
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Bruno to 12th Street / Oakland City Center
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & Brewster Ave to San Bruno BART-Bay 5
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & Brewster Ave to Mission St & 1st St
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Redwood City to Oakland
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$55 - $65
Assist
$55 - $65
UberX
$55 - $65
WAV
$55 - $65
Comfort
$75 - $90
UberXL
$85 - $100
Select
$120 - $140
Black
$160 - $190
Black SUV
$190 - $220
Taxi from Redwood City to Oakland
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$190 - $240

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to get from Heathrow Airport into central London, 4 stunningly beautiful Philippines islands you need to visit and Travelling around the UAE - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Redwood City to Oakland train services, operated by BART, arrive at 12th Street / Oakland City Center station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Redwood City to Oakland is 35 miles. It takes approximately 37 min to drive from Redwood City to Oakland.

Get driving directions

There are 583+ hotels available in Oakland. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

More details