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There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to Alameda by subway, bus, taxi, car, towncar or foot

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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BART  •  22 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Fruitvale BART Station Blue / ...

$2 - $4

Cheapest option

Bus  •  34 min

  1. Take the bus from Transbay Temp Terminal to Santa Clara Av:Park St O / ...

$3

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco to Alameda 15.2 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Alameda 15.2 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  21 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco to Alameda 15.2 miles

$25 - $35

Walk  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Walk from San Francisco to Alameda 12.2 miles

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Alameda is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Alameda is to taxi which costs $85 - $110 and takes 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Transbay Temp Terminal and arriving at Santa Clara Av:Park St. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Alameda is 10 miles. The road distance is 15.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Alameda without a car is to BART which takes 22 min and costs $2 - $4.

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The BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Fruitvale BART Station takes 22 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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San Francisco to Alameda bus services, operated by AC Transit, depart from Transbay Temp Terminal station.

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San Francisco to Alameda bus services, operated by AC Transit, arrive at Santa Clara Av:Park St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Alameda is 15 miles. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from San Francisco to Alameda.

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There are 630+ hotels available in Alameda. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 9.8 miles
  • Duration: 22 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Alameda, CA, USA?

AC Transit operates a bus from San Francisco to Alameda every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 34 min.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Fruitvale BART Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Transbay Temp Terminal to Santa Clara Av:Park St
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco to Alameda
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$40 - $55
Assist
$25 - $35
UberX
$25 - $35
WAV
$25 - $35
UberXL
$35 - $50
Select
$55 - $75
Black
$80 - $110
Black SUV
$95 - $120
Taxi from San Francisco to Alameda
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
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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