There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to Menlo Park by train, bus, night 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  •  42 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Menlo Park Caltrain Bullet / ...

$7 - $9

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the night bus from 11th St & Market St. to Middlefield Rd & Oak Grove Ave 397

$3 - $5

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Mission St & 9th St to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B 398

$4 - $7

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco to Menlo Park 30.9 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Menlo Park 30.9 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  34 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco to Menlo Park 30.9 miles

$50 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Menlo Park is to night bus which costs $3 - $5 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Menlo Park is to taxi which costs $170 - $210 and takes 34 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from 11th St & Market St. and arriving at Middlefield Rd & Oak Grove Ave. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at Menlo Park Caltrain. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Menlo Park is 26 miles. The road distance is 30.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Menlo Park without a car is to Caltrain which takes 42 min and costs $7 - $9.

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The Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Menlo Park Caltrain takes 42 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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San Francisco to Menlo Park bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from Mission St & 9th St station.

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San Francisco to Menlo Park train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from San Francisco Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Menlo Park is to Caltrain which takes 42 min and costs $7 - $9. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $4 - $8 and takes 1 h 57 min.

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San Francisco to Menlo Park bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B station.

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San Francisco to Menlo Park train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at Menlo Park Caltrain station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Menlo Park.
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  • Distance: 25.9 miles
  • Duration: 42 min

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

Caltrain operates a train from San Francisco to Menlo Park hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $9 and the journey takes 42 min. Alternatively, SamTrans operates a bus from San Francisco to Menlo Park hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & 9th St to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Night bus from 11th St & Market St. to Middlefield Rd & Oak Grove Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco to Menlo Park
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$50 - $65
UberX
$50 - $65
WAV
$50 - $65
UberXL
$70 - $95
Select
$100 - $130
Black
$130 - $180
Black SUV
$150 - $190
Taxi from San Francisco to Menlo Park
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
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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