There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay by train, 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.

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Caltrain, line 294 bus  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Hillsdale Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the line 294 bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to Main St & Miramontes St 294

$8 - $10

Cheapest option

Bus, line 294 bus  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Mission St & 9th St to El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd 292 / ...
  2. Take the line 294 bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to Main St & Miramontes St 294

$5 - $7

4 alternative options

Bus, line 110 bus, line 17 bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Mission St & 11th St to Daly City Bart Station 14R
  2. Take the line 110 bus from Daly City BART-Bay 4 to Linda Mar Park N Ride 110 / ...
  3. Take the line 17 bus from Linda Mar Park N Ride to Main St & Miramontes St 17

$7 - $9

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay 29.8 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay 29.8 miles

$2 - $5

Uber  •  36 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay 29.8 miles

$45 - $65

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay. However, there are services departing from Mission St & 11th St and arriving at Main St & Miramontes St via Daly City BART-Bay 4 and Linda Mar Park N Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Half Moon Bay is 22 miles. The road distance is 29.8 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay without a car is to Caltrain and line 294 bus which takes 2 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to get from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Half Moon Bay bus services, operated by San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, depart from Mission St & 11th St station.

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San Francisco to Half Moon Bay bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at Main St & Miramontes St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Half Moon Bay is 30 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay.

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There are 212+ hotels available in Half Moon Bay. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay.
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  • Distance: 21.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 19 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Half Moon Bay, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay via Daly City Bart Station, Daly City BART-Bay 4, and Linda Mar Park N Ride in around 3 h 20 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to Main St & Miramontes St
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Daly City BART-Bay 4 to Linda Mar Park N Ride
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Linda Mar Park N Ride to Main St & Miramontes St
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & 9th St to El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Bus from Mission St & 11th St to Daly City Bart Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$45 - $65
UberX
$45 - $65
WAV
$45 - $65
UberXL
$70 - $90
Select
$100 - $130
Black
$130 - $170
Black SUV
$150 - $190
Taxi from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
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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