The driving distance from Oakland, California to San Francisco, California is:

12 miles / 19 km

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Driving distance from Oakland, CA to San Francisco, CA

The total driving distance from Oakland, CA to San Francisco, CA is 12 miles or 19 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Oakland, California. It ends in San Francisco, California.

If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from Oakland, CA to San Francisco, CA so you can see when you'll arrive at your destination.

You can also calculate the cost of driving from Oakland, CA to San Francisco, CA based on current local fuel prices and an estimate of your car's best gas mileage.

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Take the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, pay your toll and you are on your way to the other side of the Bay.

Oakland is less expensive compared to San Francisco. You can stay, dine and play for less without compromising on fun and excitement. If you need to you could always hop over to San Francisco by taking a short drive or take the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit).

The Jack London Square located within the Port of Oakland area is the best place to spend your day. Stroll, run or bike at the waterfront walkways, dine at one of the many restaurants like Plank, Bocanova, Jack’s Oyster Bar and Fish House and Haven.

For fancier dining, check out Commis, the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Oakland.

Traveling families with children may like to check out the Oakland Zoo, Chabot Space and Science Center and Children’s Fairyland. Joaquin Miller Park is the best place for the whole family to enjoy rustic woodland trails, redwood groves and oak woodlands.

Oakland, California

City: Oakland
State: California
Country: United States
Category: cities

San Francisco, California

City: San Francisco
State: California
Country: United States
Category: cities

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