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San Francisco to Alameda drive

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  San Francisco
 Treasure Island (San Francisco)
 Jack London Square
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV


San Francisco to Alameda road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Francisco to Alameda. If you're planning a road trip to Alameda, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between San Francisco and Alameda. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between San Francisco and Alameda. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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11:00 am  start in San Francisco
drive for about 10 minutes

11:10 am  Treasure Island (San Francisco)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:10 pm
drive for about 13 minutes

12:22 pm  Jack London Square
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:22 pm
drive for about 5 minutes

1:27 pm  arrive in Alameda
stay at Hotel Vitale

driving ≈ 26 minutes

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Where should I stop along the way?

Treasure Island (San Francisco)  (6 mentions)

Jack London Square  (7 mentions)

Where's the best place to stay in Alameda?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Alameda.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Vitale, which was mentioned 8 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Palace Hotel  (4 mentions)
The Mosser Hotel  (4 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Alameda? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Alameda?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Kokkari Estiatorio, which was mentioned 21 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Slanted Door  (16 mentions)
Blue Bottle Coffee  (13 mentions)
R & G Lounge  (13 mentions)
Waterbar  (13 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Alameda? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Alameda?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Union Square  (79 mentions)
Ferry Building  (55 mentions)
The Embarcadero  (18 mentions)
Cowgirl Creamery  (17 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Alameda.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Alameda to San Francisco drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from San Francisco to Alameda. Or get a full San Francisco to Alameda flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know San Francisco well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about San Francisco!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 15 miles
driving time of 25 minutes
629 San Francisco travel answers
3 Alameda travel answers


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