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San Francisco to Pleasanton drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets

San Francisco to Pleasanton road trip planner

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

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10:00 am  start in San Francisco
drive for about 9 minutes

10:09 am  Fisherman's Wharf
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:09 am
drive for about 17 minutes

11:26 am  Lake Merritt
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:26 pm
drive for about 16 minutes

12:41 pm  Crown Lodge Motel Oakland
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:41 pm
drive for about 15 minutes

1:56 pm  Japanese Gardens
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:56 pm
drive for about 10 minutes

3:06 pm  Ohlone College
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:06 pm
drive for about 12 minutes

4:18 pm  arrive in Pleasanton
stay at Hyatt Place Dublin/Pleasanton

driving ≈ 1.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is San Francisco, California.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Fisherman's Wharf  (87 mentions)
Lake Merritt  (18 mentions)
Crown Lodge Motel Oakland
Japanese Gardens
Ohlone College

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Pleasanton, California.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in Pleasanton?

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 Pleasanton.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hyatt Place Dublin/Pleasanton, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

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

What are some things to do in Pleasanton?

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:

Hacienda Crossings  (2 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!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Pleasanton. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Sheldon from asked:
Good Chinese restaurant in Pleasanton?  (1 answer)

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

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 Pleasanton 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 Pleasanton. Or get a full San Francisco to Pleasanton 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!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 40 miles
driving time of 48 minutes
604 San Francisco travel answers
4 Pleasanton travel answers

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