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There are 4 ways to get from San Francisco to Milpitas by subway, bus, taxi or car

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BART  •  1h 6m

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Milpitas Green-N

$7 - $10

3 alternative options

Bus, line 66 bus  •  2h 14m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to San Jose Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the line 66 bus from 1st & Santa Clara to Main & Serra 66

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco to Milpitas 45.9 miles

$250 - $310

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Milpitas 45.9 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Milpitas is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 48 min.

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The fastest way to get from San Francisco to Milpitas is to taxi. Taking this option will cost $250 - $310 and takes 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Milpitas. However, there are services departing from San Francisco and arriving at Main & Serra via San Jose Diridon Station and 1st & Santa Clara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Civic Center / UN Plaza and arriving at Milpitas. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1h 6m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Milpitas is 37 miles. The road distance is 45.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Milpitas without a car is to BART which takes 1h 6m and costs $7 - $10.

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The BART from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Milpitas takes 1h 6m including transfers and departs hourly.

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San Francisco to Milpitas bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Francisco station.

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San Francisco to Milpitas train services, operated by BART, depart from Civic Center / UN Plaza station.

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San Francisco to Milpitas bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Main & Serra station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Milpitas.
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  • Distance: 37.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 6m

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

BART operates a vehicle from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Milpitas hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $10 and the journey takes 1h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Milpitas via San Jose, San Jose Diridon Station, 2nd & Santa Clara, and 1st & Santa Clara in around 2h 14m.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Milpitas
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
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 San Francisco to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from 1st & Santa Clara to Main & Serra
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Other operators
Taxi from San Francisco to Milpitas
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$250 - $310
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

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San Francisco to Milpitas train services, operated by BART, arrive at Milpitas station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Milpitas is 46 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from San Francisco to Milpitas.

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