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Getting Around Burlingame

When it comes to Burlingame, CA transportation, getting around Burlingame is a piece of cake with the convenient public transportation options the City of Burlingame has made available. Here you will find alternatives to Burlingame, CA driving.


There are three convenient shuttles that service the entire city of Burlingame, and they are absolutely free. The Burlingame Bayside Area Shuttle, the BART and the Burlingame Trolley are all managed by the Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance.

The Burlingame Bayside Area Shuttle stops curbside along Rollins Road, the Bayshore Highway and Airport Boulevard. This shuttle gives rides to commuters from the Millbrae Intermodal Station to local Burlingame businesses each morning and evening during normal commuting hours. The Burlingame North BART Caltrain runs during normal commuting hours Monday through Friday, between the Millbrae Intermodal Station, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, Sisters of Mercy and the residential area of East Burlingame. The BART is closed on holidays and operates on limited hours on President’s Day. The Burlingame Trolley operates six days a week, servicing Burlingame Avenue, Broadway and airport hotels such as the DoubleTree, the Hyatt Regency, the Crowne Plaza and the Hilton Bayfront. You can view the Burlingame Trolley schedule here:


The SamTrans bus is operated by the San Mateo County Transit District and connects to the BART and Caltrain throughout San Mateo County. You can view the SamTrans Bus Route Map here. Each bus can carry two bicycles on the convenient bike rack located on the front of the bus.

Bus etiquette includes using the front door to board the bus and using the rear door to exit. Please use headphones for electronic devices, and no smoking is permitted. You will want to have your bus fare handy before boarding the bus and use the “Stop Request” bus cord to signal to the driver you would like to exit at the next stop.


There are five airports near Burlingame: San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San Jose International Airport (SJC), Oakland International Airport (OAK), San Carlos Airport (SQL) and Half Moon Bay Airport (HAF).

Taxi Cabs

Operating taxi cabs in the City of Burlingame are required to have a permit that is issued by the Traffic Bureau. This helps ensure that all taxis are in good condition and the meters are accurately calibrated. For safety, the Traffic Bureau also inspects the seatbelts and tires on the taxis. Make sure the taxi that you ride in has a current permit.

Allied Yellow Cab Company is available 24/7. It’s known for being prompt, friendly and fairly priced. You can even reserve a cab online at


To ride in style, contact Victoria Limousine and Sedan Service, an accommodating transportation service serving all of Burlingame and surrounding areas. It even has a new fleet of Mercedes Benz vehicles and maintains an impressive reputation of bending over backwards for its customers. Visit

Parking Permits

There is a Residential Parking Permit Program to preserve the livability of Burlingame residents. According to officials, parking permits help reduce traffic congestion, improve the quality of air and help neighborhoods to maintain their appeal. The city doesn’t allow nonresidents to parking on designated residential streets for long periods of time. Residents are not required, but encouraged to obtain a Residential Parking Permit. The cost is $50 for two permits per year.

If you would like to obtain a Residential Parking Permit for Burlingame, visit the local Police Department with one of the following:

  • Your current lease signed by your landlord.
  • Your current utility bill (except water bill) that is unpaid.
  • A notarized letter from your landlord.
  • Sublease, notarized letter from your landlord stating you currently live there and current car registration.
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