The main bus station in Redwood City is on the west side of the Redwood City Caltrain station at Sequoia station in…More Redwood City. There are six bus shelters here and paid parking for SamTrans and Caltrain riders. Eight local and multi-city bus routes stop here.
Route 270 (serves Redwood City Caltrain Station, Kaiser Hospital, Seaport Village, Harbor Village, Marsh Road (Menlo Park)
Route 271 (serves Westwood Terrace, Roosevelt, Downtown Redwood City, County Government Center, Redwood City Caltrain Station, Woodside Plaza)
Route 274 (serves Cañada College, Redwood City Caltrain Station)
Route 295 (serves Downtown San Mateo, Hillsdale Shopping Center, Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, Menlo Park)
Route 296 (serves Redwood City, Atherton, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto)
Route 297 (serves Redwood City, Palo Alto)
Route 391 (serves San Francisco (limited), Daly City, Colma BART, South San Francisco, San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, San Mateo, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City)
Route 397 (serves San Francisco, South San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, Burlingame, San Mateo, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, Palo Alto)
There are 4 other routes that service Redwood City but do not stop at Redwood City Caltrain.
The KX (black) route is considered an express route from Palo Alto Caltrain to San Francisco Mission Street. However, it is also provides local service on most of it's route.
Buses can be boarded at clearly marked points along the routes. At a minimum these boarding points will include a SamTrans sign that lists bus routes for this location. Some locations have a SamTrans bench and others have one or multiple bus shelters. At locations with multiple bus shelters (such as Sequoia Station) make sure that you locate the one with your desired route in the correct direction. If is a bus is late or you do not have a schedule you can call (1-800- 660-4287) to get "live" information on a bus ETA from 7am - 7pm M-F and 8am - 5pm weekends and holidays.
All buses are clearly marked above the front windshield with the route number, however, if you are ever in doubt when boarding a bus make sure you ask the driver before paying.
There are multiple ways to pay for your bus fare including cash, tokens, monthly bus pass and Clipper Card. There are discounts for Youth, Seniors, Disabled and Medicare cardholders. Please be aware that if you are paying cash that you need to have exact change (which is currently two dollars for Adults). The machine will accept larger bills but neither the machine or the driver will provide change.
There are multiple different types of bus passes offered including Local, Local/SF and EXP (KX route). With the Local/SF and the EXP you can also purchase the Muni sticker (for local SF rides on Muni).
If you travel on Caltrain and also use SamTrans and/or VTA please be aware that a two zone (or higher) monthly train pass is accepted on SamTrans and VTA.
Clipper Card just started being accepted on SamTrans in December 2010. The biggest advantages of using the Clipper Card is that it reduces the number of cards you need for multi-agency travel, you can manage it online and if lost you can replace it.
Bicycles are also accepted on SamTrans buses (please refer to the pictures to see how bikes are loaded on the front of the bus). You need to load your bike on the front of the bus before boarding. Also make sure to remind the driver that you will be unloading your bike before disembarking the bus.