There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco to Sunnyvale 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.

Recommended option

Caltrain  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain Limited / ...

$7 - $10

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Mission St & John Daly Blvd to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr

$7 - $9

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco to Sunnyvale 40.4 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Sunnyvale 40.4 miles

$4 - $6

Uber  •  42 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco to Sunnyvale 40.4 miles

$65 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Sunnyvale is to drive which costs $4 - $6 and takes 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Sunnyvale is to taxi which takes 42 min and costs $220 - $270.

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The distance between San Francisco and Sunnyvale is 56 km. The road distance is 65 km.

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The Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain takes 1 h 7 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Sunnyvale. However, there are services departing from Otis St & 12th St and arriving at El Camino & Hollenbeck via Mission St & John Daly Blvd and Palo Alto Caltrain Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at Sunnyvale Caltrain. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 7 min.

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

Caltrain operates a train from San Francisco to Sunnyvale hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h 7 min. Alternatively, SamTrans operates a bus from San Francisco to Sunnyvale every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 2 h 11 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & John Daly Blvd to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco to Sunnyvale
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$75 - $100
ASSIST
$65 - $85
uberX
$65 - $85
WAV
$65 - $85
uberXL
$90 - $120
SELECT
$130 - $170
BLACK
$180 - $230
SUV
$200 - $250
Taxi from San Francisco to Sunnyvale
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$220 - $270
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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