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

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Caltrain  •  53 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain Local / ...

$6 - $9

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Line 398 bus, line 522 bus  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the line 398 bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B 398
  2. Take the line 522 bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to El Camino & Hollenbeck 22 / ...

$7 - $8

6 alternative options

Line 292 bus, Caltrain  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 292 bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to S Delaware St & Cypress Ave 292
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Mateo Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain Local / ...

$8 - $11

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale 28.4 miles

$160 - $190

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale 28.4 miles

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  29 min

  1. Take a town car from San Francisco Airport to Sunnyvale 28.4 miles

$130 - $180

Shuttle  •  29 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco Airport to Sunnyvale

$55 - $80

Uber  •  29 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale 28.4 miles

$45 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale is to taxi which costs $160 - $190 and takes 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale. However, there are services departing from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level and arriving at El Camino & Hollenbeck via Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A and Palo Alto Caltrain Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Millbrae Caltrain and arriving at Sunnyvale Caltrain. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 53 min.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Sunnyvale is 26 miles. The road distance is 28.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale without a car is to Caltrain which takes 53 min and costs $6 - $9.

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The Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain takes 53 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level station.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from Millbrae Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale is to Caltrain which takes 53 min and costs $6 - $9. Alternatively, you can line 398 bus and line 522 bus, which costs $6 - $9 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale.
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  • Distance: 26 miles
  • Duration: 53 min

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

Caltrain operates a train from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale via Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B, Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A, Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1, and Palo Alto Caltrain Station in around 1 h 43 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Mateo Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to S Delaware St & Cypress Ave
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to El Camino & Hollenbeck
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$45 - $60
UberX
$45 - $60
WAV
$45 - $60
UberXL
$65 - $85
Select
$95 - $120
Black
$120 - $160
Black SUV
$140 - $180
Taxi from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$160 - $190
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
Jayride
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from San Francisco Airport to Sunnyvale
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Shuttle from San Francisco Airport to Sunnyvale
Estimated price
$55 - $80

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at El Camino & Hollenbeck station.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at Sunnyvale Caltrain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale is 28 miles. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale.

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There are 430+ hotels available in Sunnyvale. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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