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

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Bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the bus from McAllister St & Hyde St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St 101 / ...
  2. Take the bus from 2nd Street Transit Mall to Kasten and Little Lake 65

$21 - $38

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Train, bus  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from San Rafael to Sonoma County Airport Northbound
  2. Take the bus from Sonoma County Airport to Kasten and Little Lake 65

$24 - $41

Drive  •  3h 16m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Mendocino 155.6 miles

$15 - $22

Fly, bus  •  6h 50m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Rosa (STS) SFO - STS
  2. Take the bus from Sonoma County Airport to Kasten and Little Lake

$125 - $629

Uber  •  3h 16m

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco to Mendocino 155.6 miles

$170 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Mendocino is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 3h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Mendocino is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 3h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Mendocino. However, there are services departing from McAllister St & Hyde St and arriving at Kasten and Little Lake via 2nd Street Transit Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 55m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Mendocino is 130 miles. The road distance is 155.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Mendocino without a car is to bus which takes 6h 55m and costs $21 - $40.

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It takes approximately 6h 55m to get from San Francisco to Mendocino, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Mendocino bus services, operated by Golden Gate Transit, depart from McAllister St & Hyde St station.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Santa Rosa Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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San Francisco to Mendocino bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at Kasten and Little Lake station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Mendocino is 156 miles. It takes approximately 3h 16m to drive from San Francisco to Mendocino.

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  • Distance: 130.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 55m

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Mendocino via Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St and 2nd Street Transit Mall in around 6h 55m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from San Rafael to Sonoma County Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
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 & Hyde St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
MTA
Phone
+1 800-696-4682
Website
mendocinotransit.org
Bus from 2nd Street Transit Mall to Kasten and Little Lake
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
mendocinotransit.org
Bus from Sonoma County Airport to Kasten and Little Lake
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
mendocinotransit.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco to Mendocino
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$170 - $210
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UberPool
$120 - $160
Assist
$170 - $210
UberX
$170 - $210
WAV
$170 - $210
UberXL
$290 - $360
Select
$450 - $600
Black
$600 - $750
Black SUV
$600 - $800

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

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There are 110+ hotels available in Mendocino. 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 28m and costs $6 - $9.

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