Getting Around Town
Connect San Mateo
The City of San Mateo has launched the Connect San Mateo
program, a partnership with Commute.org and Samtrans, to offer residents an interactive and user-friendly website for commuters to explore the myriad alternative transportation options available within the City of San Mateo.
The goal of the program is to increase awareness of mobility options and increase the use of alternatives to single-occupancy vehicles, reducing vehicle miles traveled and greenhouse gas emissions.
To check out the program, visit Connect San Mateo
San Mateo Location
San Mateo is conveniently located 30 minutes south of San Francisco, 40 minutes north of San Jose, and 35 minutes west of Oakland. California's capital, Sacramento, is only a 2-hour drive away.
There are 3 major airports within a 30-45 minute drive from San Mateo.
San Mateo offers some of the best public transportation in the state. You can take a bus, a train, or even rail to just about anywhere in Northern California.
The City of San Mateo has licensed 4 taxicab companies to conduct business in our City. The companies licensed in San Mateo are:
Licensing requirements include compliance with safety, insurance, and driver qualifications as imposed by the City.