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

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Caltrain  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain Local / ...

$11 - $15

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Bus, line 26 bus  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to San Jose FlixBus
  2. Take the line 26 bus from Eastridge Transit Center to Miller & Richwood 26

$6 - $15

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Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco to Cupertino 43.4 miles

$240 - $290

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Cupertino 43.4 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  45 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco to Cupertino 43.4 miles

$65 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Cupertino is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Cupertino is to taxi which costs $240 - $290 and takes 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Cupertino. However, there are services departing from San Francisco and arriving at Miller & Richwood via Eastridge Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 33 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Cupertino is 38 miles. The road distance is 43.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Cupertino without a car is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 55 min and costs $10 - $16.

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It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to get from San Francisco to Cupertino, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Cupertino bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Francisco station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Cupertino is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 55 min and costs $10 - $16. Alternatively, you can bus and line 26 bus, which costs $6 - $16 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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San Francisco to Cupertino bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Miller & Richwood station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Cupertino is 43 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from San Francisco to Cupertino.

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  • Distance: 38 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 55 min

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

Caltrain operates a train from San Francisco to Cupertino hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Cupertino via San Jose and Eastridge Transit Center in around 2 h 33 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Eastridge Transit Center to Miller & Richwood
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco to Cupertino
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$55 - $75
Assist
$65 - $85
UberX
$65 - $85
WAV
$65 - $85
UberXL
$100 - $130
Select
$140 - $180
Black
$190 - $240
Black SUV
$210 - $270
Taxi from San Francisco to Cupertino
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$240 - $290
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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