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

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Caltrain  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...

$15 - $20

Cheapest option

Bus, line 37 bus  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to East San Jose FlixBus
  2. Take the line 37 bus from Capitol Station to West Valley Transit Center 37

$6 - $15

4 alternative options

Caltrain, line 53 bus  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the line 53 bus from Frances & Olson to Saratoga & Herriman 53

$11 - $15

Taxi  •  50m

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco to Saratoga 47.7 miles

$260 - $320

Drive  •  50m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Saratoga 47.7 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  50m

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco to Saratoga 47.7 miles

$70 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Saratoga is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 50m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Saratoga is to taxi which costs $260 - $320 and takes 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Saratoga. However, there are services departing from San Francisco and arriving at West Valley Transit Center via Eastridge Transit Center and Capitol Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 29m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Saratoga is 42 miles. The road distance is 47.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Saratoga without a car is to Caltrain which takes 2h 50m and costs $14 - $20.

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It takes approximately 2h 50m to get from San Francisco to Saratoga, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Saratoga bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Francisco station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Saratoga is to Caltrain which takes 2h 50m and costs $14 - $20. Alternatively, you can bus and line 37 bus, which costs $6 - $16 and takes 3h 29m.

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San Francisco to Saratoga bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at West Valley Transit Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Saratoga is 48 miles. It takes approximately 50m to drive from San Francisco to Saratoga.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Saratoga.
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  • Distance: 41.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 50m

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

Caltrain operates a train from San Francisco to Saratoga every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $12 and the journey takes 1h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Saratoga via East San Jose, Eastridge Transit Center, and Capitol Station in around 3h 29m.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Frances & Olson to Saratoga & Herriman
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Bus from Capitol Station to West Valley Transit Center
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Website
vta.org
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to East San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco to Saratoga
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $80
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UberPool
$70 - $80
Assist
$70 - $80
UberX
$70 - $80
WAV
$70 - $80
Comfort
$100 - $120
UberXL
$110 - $130
Select
$150 - $180
Black
$210 - $240
Black SUV
$240 - $280
Taxi from San Francisco to Saratoga
Ave. Duration
50m
Estimated price
$260 - $320
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
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com

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