There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco to Sunnyvale by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar
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Caltrain • 1h 18m
$8 - $11
Bus • 2h 47m
$6 - $12
3 alternative options
Taxi • 42m
$220 - $270
Drive • 42m
$4 - $6
Uber • 42m
$50 - $65
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Sunnyvale is to drive which costs $4 - $6 and takes 42m.
The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Sunnyvale is to taxi which costs $220 - $270 and takes 42m.
No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Sunnyvale. However, there are services departing from Mission St & 9th St and arriving at El Camino & Hollenbeck via San Bruno BART-Bay 9 and Palo Alto Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 47m.
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 1h 18m.
The distance between San Francisco and Sunnyvale is 35 miles. The road distance is 40.4 miles.
The best way to get from San Francisco to Sunnyvale without a car is to Caltrain which takes 1h 18m and costs $8 - $11.
The Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain takes 1h 18m including transfers and departs hourly.
San Francisco to Sunnyvale bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 station.
San Francisco to Sunnyvale train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from San Francisco Caltrain station.
The best way to get from San Francisco to Sunnyvale is to Caltrain which takes 1h 18m and costs $8 - $11. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $6 - $12 and takes 2h 47m.
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 $8 - $11 and the journey takes 1h 18m. Alternatively, SamTrans operates a bus from San Francisco to Sunnyvale every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 1h 45m.
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 18m
- Estimated price
- $8 - $11
- Schedules at
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More Questions & Answers
San Francisco to Sunnyvale bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 station.
San Francisco to Sunnyvale train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at Sunnyvale Caltrain station.
Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Sunnyvale is 40 miles. It takes approximately 42m to drive from San Francisco to Sunnyvale.
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