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There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to Glass Beach by bus, train, car, plane, taxi or towncar

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Bus  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from McAllister St & Polk St- San Francisco Civic Ctr to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St 101 / ...
  2. Take the bus from 2nd Street Transit Mall to Denny's 65

$20 - $38

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Train, bus  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from San Rafael to Sonoma County Airport Northbound
  2. Take the bus from Sonoma County Airport to Boatyard Drive 65

$23 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Glass Beach 174.7 miles

$17 - $25

Fly to Santa Rosa, bus  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Rosa (STS) SFO - STS
  2. Take the bus from Sonoma County Airport to Boatyard Drive

$125 - $630

Fly to Arcata/Eureka, bus, taxi  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Arcata/Eureka (ACV) SFO - ACV
  2. Take the bus from Mckinleyville Amtrak to Willits Amtrak
  3. Take a taxi from Willits Amtrak to Glass Beach

Uber  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco to Glass Beach 174.7 miles

$260 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Glass Beach is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Glass Beach is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Glass Beach. However, there are services departing from McAllister St & Polk St- San Francisco Civic Ctr and arriving at Denny's via 2nd Street Transit Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 31 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Glass Beach is 139 miles. The road distance is 174.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Glass Beach without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 31 min and costs $20 - $40.

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It takes approximately 7 h 31 min to get from San Francisco to Glass Beach, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Glass Beach bus services, operated by Golden Gate Transit, depart from McAllister St & Polk St- San Francisco Civic Ctr station.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Santa Rosa Airport is the direct flight which takes 57 min.

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San Francisco to Glass Beach bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at Denny's station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Glass Beach is 175 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to drive from San Francisco to Glass Beach.

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  • Distance: 139 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 31 min

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Glass Beach via Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St, 2nd Street Transit Mall, and Denny's in around 7 h 31 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Arcata/Eureka
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Train operators
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from San Rafael to Sonoma County Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
Bus operators
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from McAllister St & Polk St- San Francisco Civic Ctr to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
MTA
Phone
+1 800-696-4682
Website
mendocinotransit.org
Bus from 2nd Street Transit Mall to Denny's
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Website
mendocinotransit.org
Bus from Sonoma County Airport to Boatyard Drive
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
mendocinotransit.org
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Mckinleyville Amtrak to Willits Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco to Glass Beach
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$260 - $340
Signup at
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UberPool
$220 - $290
Assist
$260 - $340
UberX
$260 - $340
WAV
$260 - $340
UberXL
$400 - $500
Select
$550 - $700
Black
$750 - $1,000
Black SUV
$850 - $1,100
Taxi from Willits Amtrak to Glass Beach
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Santa Rosa Airport.

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There are 103+ hotels available in Glass Beach. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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