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There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale by train, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Caltrain  •  53m

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

$6 - $9

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Bus, line 522 bus  •  2h 8m

  1. Take the bus from El Camino Real & Center St-Millbrae to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr
  2. Take the line 522 bus from Palo Alto Transit Center to El Camino & Hollenbeck 22 / ...

$5 - $8

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Taxi  •  29m

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

$160 - $190

Drive  •  29m

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

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  29m

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

$130 - $180

Shuttle  •  29m

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

$55 - $80

Uber  •  29m

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

$35 - $50

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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 29m.

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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 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale. However, there are services departing from El Camino Real & Center St-Millbrae and arriving at El Camino & Hollenbeck via Palo Alto Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 8m.

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

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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 53m and costs $6 - $9.

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The Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain takes 53m including transfers and departs hourly.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from El Camino Real & Center St-Millbrae 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 53m and costs $6 - $9. Alternatively, you can bus and line 522 bus, which costs $4 - $9 and takes 2h 8m.

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

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 hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale via Palo Alto Transit Center in around 2h 8m.

Train operators
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & Center St-Millbrae to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Center to El Camino & Hollenbeck
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Shuttles by Jayride
Shuttle from San Francisco Airport to Sunnyvale
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Shuttle
$55 - $80
Other operators
Private Transfers
Towncar from San Francisco Airport to Sunnyvale
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Private
$130 - $180
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$45 - $65
Assist
$35 - $50
UberX
$35 - $50
WAV
$35 - $50
UberXL
$60 - $80
Select
$95 - $120
Black
$130 - $170
Black SUV
$140 - $190
Taxi from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale
Ave. Duration
29m
Estimated price
$160 - $190
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com

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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 29m to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Sunnyvale.

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