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There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Silicon Valley by train, tram, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Caltrain, line 902 tram  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the line 902 tram from Mountain View Station to Vienna Station 902 / ...

$9 - $11

7 alternative options

Caltrain, line 55 bus  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the line 55 bus from Frances & Olson to Lakebird & Silverlake 55

$10 - $17

Line 398 bus, Caltrain  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 398 bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B 398
  2. Take the Caltrain from Redwood City Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain Local / ...

$10 - $15

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Silicon Valley 29.4 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Silicon Valley 29.4 miles

$2 - $5

Towncar  •  30 min

  1. Take a town car from San Francisco Airport to Silicon Valley 29.4 miles

$130 - $190

Shuttle  •  31 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco Airport to Silicon Valley

$55 - $80

Uber  •  30 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Silicon Valley 29.4 miles

$45 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Silicon Valley is to drive which costs $2 - $5 and takes 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Silicon Valley is to taxi which costs $160 - $200 and takes 30 min.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Silicon Valley is 26 miles. The road distance is 29.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Silicon Valley without a car is to Caltrain and line 902 tram which takes 1 h 21 min and costs $9 - $11.

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It takes approximately 1 h 21 min to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Silicon Valley, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Silicon Valley is 29 miles. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Silicon Valley.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Silicon Valley.
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  • Distance: 26.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 21 min

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

There is no direct connection from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Silicon Valley. However, you can take the Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain, take the walk to Mountain View Station, then take the line 902 tram to Vienna Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Silicon Valley via Millbrae BART-Bay 12 West Busway, Millbrae Caltrain, Sunnyvale Caltrain, and Frances & Olson in around 2 h 7 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Redwood City Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Tram from Mountain View Station to Vienna Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
vta.org
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Frances & Olson to Lakebird & Silverlake
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Shuttles by Jayride
Website
jayride.com
Shuttle from San Francisco Airport to Silicon Valley
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Shuttle
$55 - $80
Other operators
Private Transfers
Website
jayride.com
Towncar from San Francisco Airport to Silicon Valley
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Private
$130 - $190
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Silicon Valley
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$35 - $50
Assist
$45 - $60
UberX
$45 - $60
WAV
$45 - $60
UberXL
$65 - $85
Select
$95 - $130
Black
$130 - $170
Black SUV
$140 - $180
Taxi from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Silicon Valley
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com

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