There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco to Mountain View by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Caltrain  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain Local / ...

$8 - $10

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Bus  •  2 h 24 min

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

$7 - $9

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco to Mountain View 37.8 miles

$210 - $250

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Mountain View 37.8 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  40 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco to Mountain View 37.8 miles

$60 - $80

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Mountain View. However, there are services departing from Mission St & 9th St and arriving at El Camino & Castro via Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A and Palo Alto Caltrain Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at Mountain View Caltrain. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 13 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Mountain View is 33 miles. The road distance is 37.8 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Mountain View without a car is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 13 min and costs .

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The Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain takes 1 h 13 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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San Francisco to Mountain View train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from San Francisco Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Mountain View is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 24 min.

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

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San Francisco to Mountain View train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at Mountain View Caltrain station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Mountain View.
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  • Distance: 32.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 13 min

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

Caltrain operates a train from San Francisco to Mountain View hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h 13 min. Alternatively, SamTrans operates a bus from San Francisco to Mountain View 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
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco to Mountain View
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$60 - $80
UberX
$60 - $80
WAV
$60 - $80
UberXL
$90 - $120
Select
$120 - $160
Black
$170 - $210
Black SUV
$180 - $240
Taxi from San Francisco to Mountain View
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$210 - $250
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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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Mountain View is 38 miles. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from San Francisco to Mountain View.

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