There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco to Alameda by subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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BART  •  22 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Fruitvale Bl-N / ...

$2 - $4

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Bus  •  37 min

  1. Take the bus from Salesforce Transit Center Bay 28 to Santa Clara Av & Park St O

$2 - $6

3 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

$32 - $36

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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 Salesforce Transit Center Bay 28 and arriving at Santa Clara Av & Park St. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Civic Center / UN Plaza and arriving at Fruitvale. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22 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 to Fruitvale 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 Salesforce Transit Center Bay 28 station.

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San Francisco to Alameda train services, operated by BART, depart from Civic Center / UN Plaza station.

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

BART operates a vehicle from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Fruitvale every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 22 min. Alternatively, AC Transit operates a bus from Salesforce Transit Center Bay 28 to Santa Clara Av & Park St every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $6 and the journey takes 37 min.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Fruitvale
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Salesforce Transit Center Bay 28 to Santa Clara Av & Park St
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
AC Transit
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from San Francisco to Alameda
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$32 - $36
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UberPool
$30 - $40
Assist
$32 - $36
UberX
$32 - $36
WAV
$32 - $36
Comfort
$45 - $50
UberXL
$44 - $50
Select
$70 - $80
Black
$90 - $105
Black SUV
$110 - $130
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

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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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San Francisco to Alameda train services, operated by BART, arrive at Fruitvale 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 685+ hotels available in Alameda. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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