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There are 4 ways to get from San Francisco to Redwood City by train, bus, taxi or car

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Caltrain  •  42 min

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

$6 - $9

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Bus  •  1h 23m

  1. Take the bus from 10th St & Howard St to El Camino Real & Brewster Ave 398

$2 - $5

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  29 min

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

$140 - $180

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Redwood City 26 miles

$2 - $4

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Redwood City is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Redwood City is to taxi which costs $140 - $180 and takes 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 10th St & Howard St and arriving at El Camino Real & Brewster 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 42 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 42 min and costs $6 - $9.

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The Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain takes 42 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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San Francisco to Redwood City bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from 10th St & Howard 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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The best way to get from San Francisco to Redwood City is to Caltrain which takes 42 min and costs $6 - $9. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2 - $5 and takes 1h 23m.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Redwood City.
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  • Distance: 22.5 miles
  • Duration: 42 min

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 42 min. Alternatively, SamTrans operates a bus from 10th St & Howard St to El Camino Real & Brewster Ave hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $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
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from 10th St & Howard St to El Camino Real & Brewster Ave
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Taxi from San Francisco to Redwood City
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$140 - $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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San Francisco to Redwood City bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at El Camino Real & Brewster 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 29 min to drive from San Francisco to Redwood City.

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There are 358+ hotels available in Redwood City. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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