There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Atherton by train, bus, night bus, taxi, car or towncar

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

Recommended option

Caltrain via Menlo Park Caltrain  •  54 min

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

$7 - $11

Cheapest option

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

6 alternative options

Caltrain  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Atherton Caltrain Local

$6 - $8

Bus via San Bruno  •  2 h 6 min

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

$5 - $8

Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Mission St & 9th St to El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd 292 / ...
  2. Take the bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to El Camino Real & Winchester Dr Ecr

$5 - $7

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

$40 - $55

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 $6 - $8 and the journey takes 42 min. Alternatively, SamTrans operates a bus from San Francisco to Atherton every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 1 h 31 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Menlo Park Caltrain
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Atherton Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 to El Camino Real & Winchester Dr
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & 9th St to El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to El Camino Real & Winchester Dr
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
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
$40 - $55
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$60 - $80
ASSIST
$40 - $55
uberX
$40 - $55
WAV
$40 - $55
uberXL
$65 - $85
SELECT
$95 - $120
BLACK
$130 - $160
SUV
$140 - $180
Taxi from San Francisco to Atherton
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$160 - $190
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
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Francisco to Atherton?

The distance between San Francisco and Atherton is 40 km. The road distance is 46 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Atherton?

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Atherton is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 32 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Francisco to Atherton?

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Atherton is to taxi which takes 32 min and costs $160 - $190.

Is there a direct train between San Francisco and Atherton?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at Atherton Caltrain. Services depart every four hours, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

Is there a direct bus between San Francisco and Atherton?

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.

How long does it take to get from San Francisco to Atherton?

It takes approximately 54 min to get from San Francisco to Atherton, including transfers.