• Our partners include:

  • Greyhound USA
  • VIA Rail
  • Amtrak
  • Acela Express
  • Megabus
  • SuperShuttle
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia

There are 5 ways to get from San Mateo to Hayward by bus, train, subway, 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

Bus  •  29 min

  1. Take the bus from Foster City Blvd:#551 to Hayward BART Station M

$3

4 alternative options

Caltrain, BART  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Mateo Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the BART from Embarcadero BART Station to Hayward BART Station Green

$12 - $15

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Mateo to Hayward 17.4 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from San Mateo to Hayward 17.4 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  19 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Mateo to Hayward 17.4 miles

$26 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Mateo to Hayward is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 19 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from San Mateo to Hayward is to taxi which costs $95 - $120 and takes 19 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Foster City Blvd:#551 and arriving at Hayward BART Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 29 min.

More details

The distance between San Mateo and Hayward is 15 miles. The road distance is 17.4 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from San Mateo to Hayward without a car is to bus which takes 29 min and costs $3.

More details

The bus from Foster City Blvd:#551 to Hayward BART Station takes 29 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

More details

San Mateo to Hayward bus services, operated by AC Transit, depart from Foster City Blvd:#551 station.

More details

San Mateo to Hayward bus services, operated by AC Transit, arrive at Hayward BART Station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between San Mateo to Hayward is 17 miles. It takes approximately 19 min to drive from San Mateo to Hayward.

Get driving directions

There are 202+ hotels available in Hayward. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from San Mateo to Hayward.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 15.3 miles
  • Duration: 29 min

What companies run services between San Mateo, CA, USA and Hayward, CA, USA?

AC Transit operates a bus from San Mateo to Hayward every 4 hours. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 29 min.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Embarcadero BART Station to Hayward BART Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Foster City Blvd:#551 to Hayward BART Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Mateo to Hayward
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$22 - $29
Assist
$26 - $35
UberX
$26 - $35
WAV
$26 - $35
UberXL
$40 - $50
Select
$55 - $75
Black
$75 - $95
Black SUV
$85 - $110
Taxi from San Mateo to Hayward
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
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

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.