There are 6 ways to get from Redwood City to Oakland by train, subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Caltrain, BART  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Redwood City Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the BART from Millbrae BART Station to 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae / ...

$12 - $17

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B to Mission St & 1st St 398

$6 - $7

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Bus, BART  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B to El Camino Real & Linden Ave Ecr / ...
  2. Take the BART from Millbrae BART Station to 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae / ...

$9 - $14

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 - $70

Questions & Answers

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Redwood City to Oakland. However, there are services departing from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B and arriving at Thomas L Berkley Way via Salesforce Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 13 min.

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

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The best way to get from Redwood City to Oakland without a car is to Caltrain and BART which takes 1 h 19 min and costs $11 - $17.

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It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to get from Redwood City to Oakland, including transfers.

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Redwood City to Oakland bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B station.

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

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

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There are 612+ hotels available in Oakland. Prices start at $110 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Redwood City to Oakland.
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  • Distance: 22.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 19 min

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

SamTrans operates a bus from Redwood City to Oakland hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 1 h 39 min.

Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Millbrae BART Station to 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B to El Camino Real & Linden Ave
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B to Mission St & 1st St
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Redwood City to Oakland
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$55 - $70
UberX
$55 - $70
WAV
$55 - $70
UberXL
$80 - $110
Select
$110 - $150
Black
$150 - $200
Black SUV
$170 - $220
Taxi from Redwood City to Oakland
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$190 - $240

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