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

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Caltrain  •  1 h 7 min

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

$8 - $11

Cheapest option

Bus SamTrans  •  3 h 59 min

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

$7 - $9

4 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6853

$16 - $31

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

$60 - $80

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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 costs $220 - $270 and takes 42 min.

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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 & Mathilda via Mission St & John Daly Blvd and Palo Alto Caltrain Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 59 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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The distance between San Francisco and Sunnyvale is 35 miles. The road distance is 40.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Sunnyvale without a car is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 7 min and costs $8 - $11.

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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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San Francisco to Sunnyvale bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from Mission St & John Daly Blvd station.

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San Francisco to Sunnyvale train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from San Francisco Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Sunnyvale is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 7 min and costs $8 - $11. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $15 - $35 and takes 1 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Sunnyvale.
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  • Distance: 35.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 7 min

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 1 h 7 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Francisco to Sunnyvale hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $25 and the journey takes 1 h.

Train operators
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & John Daly Blvd to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 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
$60 - $80
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$60 - $80
UberX
$60 - $80
WAV
$60 - $80
UberXL
$95 - $120
Select
$130 - $170
Black
$180 - $230
Black 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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San Francisco to Sunnyvale bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 station.

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San Francisco to Sunnyvale train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at Sunnyvale Caltrain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Sunnyvale is 40 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from San Francisco to Sunnyvale.

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