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There are 5 ways to get from Redwood Shores to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by bus, train, subway, taxi, car or towncar

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Line 260 bus, Caltrain, BART

  1. Take the line 260 bus from Redwood Shores Pkwy & Cringle Dr to San Carlos Caltrain Station
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Carlos Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  3. Take the BART from Millbrae to San Francisco International Airport

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Line 398 bus

  1. Take the line 398 bus from El Camino Real & San Carlos Ave to SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Redwood Shores to San Francisco Airport (SFO)

Drive

  1. Drive from Redwood Shores to San Francisco Airport (SFO)

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Redwood Shores to San Francisco Airport

Redwood Shores to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by bus, train and subway

The journey time between Redwood Shores and San Francisco Airport (SFO) is around 1h 15m and covers a distance of around 14 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 44 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h. Operated by SamTrans, Caltrain and BART, the Redwood Shores to San Francisco Airport (SFO) service departs from Redwood Shores Pkwy & Cringle Dr and arrives in San Francisco International Airport. Typically 77 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
31 min
Layover time:
44 min
Total time:
1h 15m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h
Journey distance:
14 miles
Services per week:
77
Cheapest price:
$10
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:49
Last service departs at:
20:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Redwood Shores to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus, train and subway schedules

Departing Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Redwood Shores → San Francisco Airport (SFO)
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 800-232-4636.

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The cheapest way to get from Redwood Shores to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Redwood Shores to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to taxi which costs $70 - $90 and takes 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Redwood Shores to San Francisco Airport (SFO). However, there are services departing from Redwood Shores Pkwy & Shell Pkwy and arriving at SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level via El Camino Real & San Carlos Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 25m.

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The distance between Redwood Shores and San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 10 miles. The road distance is 11.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Redwood Shores to San Francisco Airport (SFO) without a car is to line 260 bus and Caltrain and BART which takes 1h 12m and costs $10 - $20.

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It takes approximately 1h 12m to get from Redwood Shores to San Francisco Airport (SFO), including transfers.

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Redwood Shores to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from El Camino Real & San Carlos Ave station.

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Redwood Shores to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Redwood Shores to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 12 miles. It takes approximately 14 min to drive from Redwood Shores to San Francisco Airport (SFO).

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Map of how to get from Redwood Shores to San Francisco Airport (SFO).
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  • Distance: 9.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 12m

What companies run services between Redwood Shores, CA, USA and San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA?

SamTrans operates a bus from El Camino Real & San Carlos Ave to SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level hourly. Tickets cost $5 and the journey takes 37 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 800-660-4287
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Carlos Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
One-way Senior / Disabled / Youth / Medicare Cardholder
$2 - $3
One-way Adult
$4 - $6
BART
Phone
+1-510-464-6000
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Millbrae to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Redwood Shores Pkwy & Cringle Dr to San Carlos Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & San Carlos Ave to SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

Contact Details
Towncar from Redwood Shores to San Francisco Airport
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Private
$85 - $120
Taxi from Redwood Shores to San Francisco Airport (SFO)
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90

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