You can't say Napa without Wine
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Travel Time
One way
1 hour 30 minutes
Estimated Cost
357 $ - 665 $
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200 $ - 400 $
Restaurants / Bars
50 $ - 100 $
100 $ - 150 $
357 $ - 665 $
A visit to Napa Valley is a complete sensory experience. From the aromatic smell of wines, panoramic views of its rolling golden hills, acres of pastel coloured vineyards surrounded by California live oaks to the rich gastronomy from its many restaurants and wineries, Napa Valley is an ideal weekend getaway from the bustling cities and traffic noise. Each year, more than 3.3 million visitors flock to this premium wine country to relax and indulge in world-famous wines accompanied by local artisanal produce. 

For the full winemaking experience, we strongly suggest visiting Napa Valley during the harvesting season, which starts from late August to October.
7 $ - 15 $
Travel time
1 hour 30 minutes
Estimated Fuel Cost
7 $ - 15 $
There are no commercial bus services or trains that connect San Francisco directly to Napa Valley. However, there are straightforward driving routes, easy public transit and various tours. Driving to Napa Valley is the simplest and most rewarding way to get there, offering ample opportunities for you to stop by scenic spots.

[CAR] From West of San Francisco 
Travel time: 1 – 1.5 hr 
Distance: 58 miles (93 km)
Estimated Fuel Cost: USD 7 - 10

Drive over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, head north on US Hwy 101 to CA Hwy 37 and then connect to CA Hwy 121 and CA Hwy 29. This route brings you through the south of Sonoma County, passing by verdant rolling hills of Carneros vineyards. Avoid this scenic drive on race days at Sears Point. 

[CAR] From East of San Francisco 
Travel time: 1.5 – 2 hr 
Distance: 62 miles (100 km)
Estimated Fuel Cost: USD 7.50 – 10.50

Cross the Oakland Bay Bridge to I-80 North, exit at American Canyon Rd. West connecting to CA Hwy 29 north. Along the way, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the “ghost fleet” of old US Navy ships docked at the mouth of Sacramento River.

[PUBLIC TRANSIT] From Pier 41 - Calistoga

Travel Time: ~2 hrs
Fare: USD 15 

Take the San Francisco Bay Ferry from San Francisco Ferry Building or Fisherman’s Wharf Pier 41 to Vallejo, then connect to Napa Valley VINE Bus System Route 10 which will lead you all the way to Calistoga.