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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

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

$8 - $11

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Bus  •  2h 47m

  1. Take the bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr

$6 - $12

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  42m

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

$220 - $270

Drive  •  42m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Sunnyvale 40.4 miles

$4 - $6

Uber  •  42m

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

$50 - $65

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

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

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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.

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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 1h 18m.

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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 1h 18m and costs $8 - $11.

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The Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain takes 1h 18m including transfers and departs hourly.

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San Francisco to Sunnyvale bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 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 1h 18m and costs $8 - $11. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $6 - $12 and takes 2h 47m.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Sunnyvale.
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  • Distance: 35.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 18m

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 operators
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 5 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
42m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$55 - $75
Assist
$50 - $65
UberX
$50 - $65
WAV
$50 - $65
UberXL
$80 - $110
Select
$130 - $160
Black
$170 - $220
Black SUV
$190 - $240
Taxi from San Francisco to Sunnyvale
Ave. Duration
42m
Estimated price
$220 - $270
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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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 42m to drive from San Francisco to Sunnyvale.

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There are 465+ hotels available in Sunnyvale. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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