• Our partners include:

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

There are 5 ways to get from Santa Rosa to San Francisco 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.

Recommended option

Train, line 101 bus  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Rosa Downtown to San Rafael Southbound
  2. Take the line 101 bus from San Rafael Transit Center to San Francisco Civic Ctr-Golden Gate Ave & Polk St 101 / ...

$16 - $18

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St to San Francisco Civic Ctr-Golden Gate Ave & Polk St 101 / ...

$11 - $27

3 alternative options

Train, line 27 bus  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Rosa Downtown to San Rafael Southbound
  2. Take the line 27 bus from San Rafael Transit Center to North Point St & Van Ness Ave 27

$15 - $18

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Santa Rosa to San Francisco 55.3 miles

$5 - $8

Uber  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Rosa to San Francisco 55.3 miles

$85 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Rosa to San Francisco is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 3 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Santa Rosa to San Francisco is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 3 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St and arriving at San Francisco Civic Ctr-Golden Gate Ave & Polk St. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 11 min.

More details

The distance between Santa Rosa and San Francisco is 49 miles. The road distance is 55.3 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Santa Rosa to San Francisco without a car is to train and line 101 bus which takes 1 h 45 min and costs $15 - $18.

More details

It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Santa Rosa to San Francisco, including transfers.

More details

Santa Rosa to San Francisco bus services, operated by Golden Gate Transit, depart from Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St station.

More details

Santa Rosa to San Francisco bus services, operated by Golden Gate Transit, arrive at San Francisco Civic Ctr-Golden Gate Ave & Polk St station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Santa Rosa to San Francisco is 55 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to drive from Santa Rosa to San Francisco.

Get driving directions

Book your Santa Rosa to San Francisco bus tickets online with Greyhound.

Search and book

Map of how to get from Santa Rosa to San Francisco.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 49 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

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

Golden Gate Transit operates a bus from Santa Rosa to San Francisco hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 11 min. Greyhound USA also services this route once daily.

Train operators
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from Santa Rosa Downtown to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
Bus operators
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from San Rafael Transit Center to San Francisco Civic Ctr-Golden Gate Ave & Polk St
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St to San Francisco Civic Ctr-Golden Gate Ave & Polk St
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from San Rafael Transit Center to North Point St & Van Ness Ave
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Rosa, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Rosa to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$70 - $95
Assist
$85 - $110
UberX
$85 - $110
WAV
$85 - $110
UberXL
$120 - $160
Select
$180 - $230
Black
$240 - $310
Black SUV
$270 - $340

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.

More Questions & Answers

There are 613+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

More details