There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Atherton by train, bus, night bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Caltrain  •  56 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Menlo Park Caltrain Local / ...

$7 - $9

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Night bus  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the night bus from 11th St & Market St. to Middlefield Rd & Fair Oaks Ln 397

$3 - $4

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Bus  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Mission St & 9th St to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B 398

$4 - $7

Bus via San Bruno BART Station  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 to El Camino Real & Winchester Dr Ecr

$5 - $8

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco to Atherton 28.5 miles

$160 - $190

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Atherton 28.5 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  32 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco to Atherton 28.5 miles

$45 - $60

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from 11th St & Market St. and arriving at Middlefield Rd & Fair Oaks Ln. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at Menlo Park Caltrain. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 56 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Atherton is 25 miles. The road distance is 28.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Atherton without a car is to Caltrain which takes 56 min and costs .

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The Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Menlo Park Caltrain takes 56 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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San Francisco to Atherton bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from Mission St & 9th St station.

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San Francisco to Atherton train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from San Francisco Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Atherton is to Caltrain which takes 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 54 min.

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San Francisco to Atherton bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B station.

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San Francisco to Atherton train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at Menlo Park Caltrain station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Atherton.
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  • Distance: 25 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

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

Caltrain operates a train from San Francisco to Atherton hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $9 and the journey takes 56 min. Alternatively, SamTrans operates a bus from San Francisco to Atherton hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & 9th St to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 to El Camino Real & Winchester Dr
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Night bus from 11th St & Market St. to Middlefield Rd & Fair Oaks Ln
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco to Atherton
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
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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 to Atherton
Ave. Duration
32 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

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Atherton is 29 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from San Francisco to Atherton.

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