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There are 6 ways to get from Santa Clara to Santa Rosa by train, bus, 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.

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Train  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Richmond Amtrak Capitol Corridor
  2. Take the train from San Rafael to Santa Rosa Downtown Northbound

$42 - $68

Cheapest option

Line 22 bus, bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the line 22 bus from El Camino & Lincoln to Palo Alto Transit Center 22
  2. Take the bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B to Mission St & 1st St 398
  3. Take the bus from Mission St & 1st St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St 101 / ...

$18 - $28

4 alternative options

Caltrain, bus  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mission St & 2nd St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St 101 / ...

$23 - $31

Line 522 bus, bus  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the line 522 bus from El Camino & Scott to Palo Alto Transit Center 22 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Francisco Airport, CA to Santa Rosa, CA San Francisco Airport

$40 - $46

Drive  •  1h 47m

  1. Drive from Santa Clara to Santa Rosa 99.9 miles

$9 - $15

Uber  •  1h 47m

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Clara to Santa Rosa 99.9 miles

$110 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Clara to Santa Rosa is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 1h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Clara to Santa Rosa is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 1h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Clara to Santa Rosa. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Scott and arriving at Santa Rosa, CA via Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9, Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B and San Francisco Airport, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 43m.

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The distance between Santa Clara and Santa Rosa is 86 miles. The road distance is 99.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Clara to Santa Rosa without a car is to train which takes 4h 31m and costs $40 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4h 31m to get from Santa Clara to Santa Rosa, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Santa Clara to Santa Rosa is to train which takes 4h 31m and costs $40 - $70. Alternatively, you can line 522 bus and bus, which costs $40 - $50 and takes 4h 43m.

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Santa Clara to Santa Rosa bus services, operated by Sonoma Airport Express, arrive at Santa Rosa, CA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Clara to Santa Rosa is 100 miles. It takes approximately 1h 47m to drive from Santa Clara to Santa Rosa.

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Map of how to get from Santa Clara to Santa Rosa.
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  • Distance: 86.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 31m

What companies run services between Santa Clara, CA, USA and Santa Rosa, CA, USA?

You can take a train from Santa Clara to Santa Rosa via Richmond Amtrak, Richmond BART Station, Tewksbury Ave & Castro St, San Rafael Transit Centet, and San Rafael in around 4h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Clara to Santa Rosa via Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9, Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B, SFO Airport Terminal 2-Lower Level, and San Francisco Airport, CA in around 4h 43m.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from San Rafael to Santa Rosa Downtown
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Mission St & 2nd St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Mission St & 1st St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Scott to Palo Alto Transit Center
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Lincoln to Palo Alto Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B to Mission St & 1st St
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Clara to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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UberPool
$90 - $120
Assist
$110 - $140
UberX
$110 - $140
WAV
$110 - $140
UberXL
$190 - $240
Select
$290 - $370
Black
$390 - $490
Black SUV
$410 - $550

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