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

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Bus  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from McAllister St & Polk St- San Francisco Civic Ctr to S Petaluma Blvd & G St 101 / ...

$7 - $11

4 alternative options

Line 101 bus, train  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from 7th St & Market St to San Rafael Transit Center Platform C 101
  2. Take the train from San Rafael to Petaluma Downtown Northbound

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco to Petaluma 39.9 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Petaluma 39.9 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  47 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco to Petaluma 39.9 miles

$60 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Petaluma is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Petaluma is to taxi which costs $220 - $270 and takes 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from McAllister St & Polk St- San Francisco Civic Ctr and arriving at S Petaluma Blvd & G St. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 39 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Petaluma is 34 miles. The road distance is 39.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Petaluma without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 39 min and costs $7 - $11.

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The bus from McAllister St & Polk St- San Francisco Civic Ctr to S Petaluma Blvd & G St takes 1 h 39 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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San Francisco to Petaluma bus services, operated by Golden Gate Transit, depart from McAllister St & Polk St- San Francisco Civic Ctr station.

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San Francisco to Petaluma bus services, operated by Golden Gate Transit, arrive at S Petaluma Blvd & G St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Petaluma is 40 miles. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from San Francisco to Petaluma.

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There are 103+ hotels available in Petaluma. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Petaluma.
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  • Distance: 33.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 39 min

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

Golden Gate Transit operates a bus from San Francisco to Petaluma hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 39 min.

Train operators
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from San Rafael to Petaluma Downtown
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
Bus operators
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from McAllister St & Polk St- San Francisco Civic Ctr to S Petaluma Blvd & G St
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from 7th St & Market St to San Rafael Transit Center Platform C
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco to Petaluma
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$60 - $80
UberX
$60 - $80
WAV
$60 - $80
UberXL
$95 - $120
Select
$130 - $170
Black
$170 - $220
Black SUV
$190 - $250
Taxi from San Francisco to Petaluma
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$220 - $270
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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