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

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Caltrain  •  51 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain Local / ...

$6 - $9

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Bus  •  1h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Mission St & 9th St to El Camino Real & Hopkins Ave 398

$3 - $5

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Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco to Redwood City 26 miles

$150 - $180

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Redwood City 26 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  28 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco to Redwood City 26 miles

$45 - $51

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Redwood City is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Redwood City is to taxi which costs $150 - $180 and takes 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mission St & 9th St and arriving at El Camino Real & Hopkins Ave. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at Redwood City Caltrain. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 51 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Redwood City is 23 miles. The road distance is 26 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Redwood City without a car is to Caltrain which takes 51 min and costs $6 - $9.

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The Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain takes 51 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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San Francisco to Redwood City train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from San Francisco Caltrain station.

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

Caltrain operates a train from San Francisco Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 51 min. Alternatively, SamTrans operates a bus from Mission St & 9th St to El Camino Real & Hopkins Ave hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 1h 23m.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & 9th St to El Camino Real & Hopkins Ave
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from San Francisco to Redwood City
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $51
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$40 - $55
Assist
$45 - $51
UberX
$45 - $51
WAV
$45 - $51
Comfort
$60 - $75
UberXL
$65 - $75
Select
$95 - $110
Black
$130 - $150
Black SUV
$150 - $180
Taxi from San Francisco to Redwood City
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180
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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The best way to get from San Francisco to Redwood City is to Caltrain which takes 51 min and costs $6 - $9. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $3 - $5 and takes 1h 23m.

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San Francisco to Redwood City bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at El Camino Real & Hopkins Ave station.

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San Francisco to Redwood City train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at Redwood City Caltrain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Redwood City is 26 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from San Francisco to Redwood City.

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There are 416+ hotels available in Redwood City. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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