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There are 4 ways to get from San Francisco to Albany by subway, bus, taxi or car

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BART

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center / UN Plaza to El Cerrito Plaza

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Line 800 bus

  1. Take the line 800 bus from Market St & South Van Ness Av to San Pablo Av & Marin Av

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  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco to Albany

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  1. Drive from San Francisco to Albany
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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Albany is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Albany is to taxi which costs $75 - $95 and takes 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Market St & South Van Ness Av and arriving at San Pablo Av & Marin Av. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Civic Center / UN Plaza and arriving at El Cerrito Plaza. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 32 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Albany is 10 miles. The road distance is 13.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Albany without a car is to BART which takes 32 min and costs $3 - $5.

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The BART from Civic Center / UN Plaza to El Cerrito Plaza takes 32 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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San Francisco to Albany bus services, operated by AC Transit, depart from Market St & South Van Ness Av station.

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

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San Francisco to Albany bus services, operated by AC Transit, arrive at San Pablo Av & Marin Av station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Albany.
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  • Distance: 10.3 miles
  • Duration: 32 min

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

BART operates a vehicle from Civic Center / UN Plaza to El Cerrito Plaza every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 32 min. Alternatively, AC Transit operates a bus from Market St & South Van Ness Av to San Pablo Av & Marin Av every 2 hours. Tickets cost $2 - $6 and the journey takes 1h 6m.

Train operators
BART
Phone
+1-510-464-6000
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center / UN Plaza to El Cerrito Plaza
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Market St & South Van Ness Av to San Pablo Av & Marin Av
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
AC Transit
Other operators
Taxi from San Francisco to Albany
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
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 Albany train services, operated by BART, arrive at El Cerrito Plaza station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Albany is 13 miles. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from San Francisco to Albany.

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