There are 6 ways to get from Sunnyvale to Oakland by train, subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Caltrain, BART  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Sunnyvale Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the BART from Millbrae to 12th St. Oakland City Center Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae / ...

$13 - $17

Cheapest option

Line 22 bus, bus, BART  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 22 bus from El Camino & Mathilda to Palo Alto Caltrain Station 22
  2. Take the bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to San Bruno BART-Bay 5 Ecr
  3. Take the BART from San Bruno to 12th St. Oakland City Center

$8 - $11

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Line 522 bus, bus  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from El Camino & Hollenbeck to Santa Clara & Montgomery 22 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6844 / ...

$13 - $26

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sunnyvale to Oakland 43.2 miles

$240 - $290

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Sunnyvale to Oakland 43.2 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  46 min

  1. Take an Uber from Sunnyvale to Oakland 43.2 miles

$65 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sunnyvale to Oakland is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sunnyvale to Oakland is to taxi which costs $240 - $290 and takes 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sunnyvale to Oakland. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Hollenbeck and arriving at Oakland, Ca via San Jose, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 17 min.

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The distance between Sunnyvale and Oakland is 33 miles. The road distance is 43.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Sunnyvale to Oakland without a car is to Caltrain and BART which takes 1 h 46 min and costs $12 - $18.

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It takes approximately 1 h 46 min to get from Sunnyvale to Oakland, including transfers.

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Sunnyvale to Oakland bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from El Camino & Hollenbeck station.

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Sunnyvale to Oakland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Oakland, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sunnyvale to Oakland is 43 miles. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Sunnyvale to Oakland.

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The nearest airport to Oakland is Oakland (OAK) Airport which is 7.1 miles away. Other nearby airports include San Francisco (SFO) (14.7 miles), San Jose (SJC) (35.6 miles) and Sacramento (SMF) (72.1 miles).

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Map of how to get from Sunnyvale to Oakland.
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  • Distance: 32.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 46 min

What companies run services between Sunnyvale, CA, USA and Oakland, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Sunnyvale to Oakland via Santa Clara & Montgomery and San Jose, Ca in around 2 h 17 min.

Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Millbrae to 12th St. Oakland City Center
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from San Bruno to 12th St. Oakland City Center
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Hollenbeck to Santa Clara & Montgomery
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Mathilda to Palo Alto Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Greyhound USA
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 San Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to San Bruno BART-Bay 5
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Sunnyvale to Oakland
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$65 - $85
UberX
$65 - $85
WAV
$65 - $85
UberXL
$100 - $130
Select
$140 - $180
Black
$190 - $240
Black SUV
$210 - $270
Taxi from Sunnyvale to Oakland
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$240 - $290
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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