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There are 6 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  •  1 h 26 min

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

$3 - $5

4 alternative options

Line 14 bus, bus  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the line 14 bus from Otis St & 12th St to Mission St & San Jose Ave 14
  2. Take the bus from Mission St & John Daly Blvd to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A Ecr / ...

$5 - $7

Taxi  •  27 min

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

$140 - $180

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Redwood City 26 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  27 min

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

$40 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Redwood City is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 27 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 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 10th St & Howard St and arriving at El Camino Real & Eaton Ave. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 26 min.

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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 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 51 min and costs $6 - $9. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $3 - $5 and takes 1 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Redwood City.
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  • Distance: 22.5 miles
  • Duration: 51 min

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

Caltrain operates a train from San Francisco to Redwood City hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 51 min. Alternatively, SamTrans operates a bus from San Francisco to Redwood City hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 1 h 26 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from 10th St & Howard St to El Camino Real & Eaton Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & John Daly Blvd to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Bus from Otis St & 12th St to Mission St & San Jose Ave
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco to Redwood City
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $50
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uber.com
UberPool
$30 - $45
Assist
$40 - $50
UberX
$40 - $50
WAV
$40 - $50
UberXL
$60 - $75
Select
$85 - $110
Black
$110 - $150
Black SUV
$120 - $160
Taxi from San Francisco to Redwood City
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
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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San Francisco to Redwood City bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at El Camino Real & Eaton 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 27 min to drive from San Francisco to Redwood City.

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There are 355+ hotels available in Redwood City. Prices start at $101 USD per night.

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