There are 5 ways to get from Santa Clara to Half Moon Bay by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Caltrain, line 294 bus  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Hillsdale Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the line 294 bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to Main St & Miramontes St 294

$8 - $11

Cheapest option

Line 522 bus, bus, line 294 bus  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from El Camino & Scott to Palo Alto Caltrain Station 22 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd Ecr
  3. Take the line 294 bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to Main St & Miramontes St 294

$6 - $8

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Clara to Half Moon Bay 36.7 miles

$200 - $250

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Santa Clara to Half Moon Bay 36.7 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  44 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Clara to Half Moon Bay 36.7 miles

$55 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Clara to Half Moon Bay is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Clara to Half Moon Bay is to taxi which costs $200 - $250 and takes 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Clara to Half Moon Bay. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Scott and arriving at Main St & Miramontes St via Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 and El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 24 min.

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The distance between Santa Clara and Half Moon Bay is 27 miles. The road distance is 36.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Clara to Half Moon Bay without a car is to Caltrain and line 294 bus which takes 2 h 28 min and costs $8 - $11.

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It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Santa Clara to Half Moon Bay, including transfers.

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Santa Clara to Half Moon Bay bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from El Camino & Scott station.

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Santa Clara to Half Moon Bay bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at Main St & Miramontes St station.

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Map of how to get from Santa Clara to Half Moon Bay.
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  • Distance: 27.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

What companies run services between Santa Clara, CA, USA and Half Moon Bay, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Clara to Half Moon Bay via Palo Alto Caltrain Station, Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9, and El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd in around 3 h 24 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to Hillsdale Caltrain
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to Main St & Miramontes St
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Scott to Palo Alto Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Clara to Half Moon Bay
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$55 - $75
UberX
$55 - $75
WAV
$55 - $75
UberXL
$85 - $110
Select
$120 - $160
Black
$160 - $210
Black SUV
$180 - $230
Taxi from Santa Clara to Half Moon Bay
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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