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

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Caltrain, line 294 bus  •  2h 19m

  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

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Bus, line 294 bus  •  3h 31m

  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

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  36m

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

$160 - $200

Drive  •  36m

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

$2 - $5

Uber  •  36m

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

$40 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay is to drive which costs $2 - $5 and takes 36m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay is to taxi which costs $160 - $200 and takes 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay. However, there are services departing from Mission St & 9th St and arriving at Main St & Miramontes St via El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 31m.

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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 2h 19m and costs $7 - $11.

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It takes approximately 2h 19m 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 SamTrans, depart from Mission St & 9th 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 36m to drive from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay.

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There are 219+ hotels available in Half Moon Bay. Prices start at $102 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: 2h 19m

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 El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd in around 3h 31m.

Train operators
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to Main St & Miramontes St
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & 9th St to El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$50 - $65
Assist
$40 - $55
UberX
$40 - $55
WAV
$40 - $55
UberXL
$60 - $80
Select
$100 - $130
Black
$130 - $170
Black SUV
$150 - $190
Taxi from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay
Ave. Duration
36m
Estimated price
$160 - $200
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
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com

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