There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to Redwood City by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Caltrain  •  36 min

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

$5 - $8

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 18 min

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

$3 - $4

4 alternative options

Line 14 bus, bus  •  2 h 33 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 El Camino Real & Brewster Ave 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 - $55

Questions & Answers

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 takes 27 min and costs $140 - $180.

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The distance between San Francisco and Redwood City is 36 km. The road distance is 42 km.

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The Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain takes 36 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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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 three times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 18 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 36 min.

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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 to Redwood City hourly. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 36 min. Alternatively, SamTrans operates a bus from San Francisco to Redwood City 3 times a day. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 1 h 18 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & 9th St to El Camino Real & Hopkins Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & John Daly Blvd to El Camino Real & Brewster Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 20 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 - $55
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$70 - $90
ASSIST
$40 - $55
uberX
$40 - $55
WAV
$40 - $55
uberXL
$60 - $80
SELECT
$85 - $110
BLACK
$110 - $150
SUV
$130 - $170
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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