There are 5 ways to get from Union Square to Redwood City by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Caltrain  •  58 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain Bullet / ...

$6 - $9

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Bus  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Mission St & 5th St to El Camino Real & Brewster Ave 398

$3 - $5

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Union Square to Redwood City 27.2 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from Union Square to Redwood City 27.2 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  29 min

  1. Take an Uber from Union Square to Redwood City 27.2 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Union Square to Redwood City is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Union Square to Redwood City is to taxi which costs $150 - $190 and takes 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mission St & 5th St and arriving at El Camino Real & Brewster Ave. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at Redwood City Caltrain. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

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The distance between Union Square and Redwood City is 23 miles. The road distance is 27.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Union Square to Redwood City without a car is to Caltrain which takes 58 min and costs $6 - $9.

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The Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain takes 36 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Union Square to Redwood City bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from Mission St & 5th St station.

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Union Square to Redwood City train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from San Francisco Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from Union Square to Redwood City is to Caltrain which takes 58 min and costs $6 - $9. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $3 - $5 and takes 1 h 42 min.

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Union Square to Redwood City bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at El Camino Real & Brewster Ave station.

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Union Square to Redwood City train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at Redwood City Caltrain station.

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Map of how to get from Union Square to Redwood City.
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  • Distance: 23 miles
  • Duration: 58 min

What companies run services between Union Square, CA, USA and Redwood City, CA, USA?

Caltrain operates a train from Union Square to Redwood City hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 36 min. Alternatively, SamTrans operates a bus from Union Square to Redwood City hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 1 h 33 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & 5th St to El Camino Real & Brewster Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Union Square to Redwood City
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$40 - $60
UberX
$40 - $60
WAV
$40 - $60
UberXL
$65 - $85
Select
$90 - $120
Black
$120 - $150
Black SUV
$130 - $170
Taxi from Union Square to Redwood City
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
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

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