Novato travel guide

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You're Going to Love Novato

With a population of 51.904, Novato is a must-see destination in California, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Novato

If you’re looking for affordable options, Boca Pizzeria (454 Ignacio Blvd.) and Batika India Bistro - Novato (868 Grant Ave) are great picks.

When to visit Novato

Novato in December
Estimated hotel price
$193
1 night at 3-star hotel
Novato in December
Estimated hotel price
$193
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Novato in July, when the average temperature is 19 °C, and the highest can go up to 27 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 4 °C, with an average temperature of 8 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 147 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Novato, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Novato

Plane

Although Novato doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Oakland Airport (OAK), which is located 54 km from Novato. The shortest flight to Novato from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 12h 05m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Novato. The train journey from Novato to Los Angeles takes 0h 38m and costs around $26 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Santa Clara, expect to pay about $30 for a 1h 02m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Novato is to pick up a car hire from San Francisco, which is about 38 km from Novato. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Dollar, among others, in San Francisco.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Novato using FlixBus or Greyhound. From Sacramento, the bus ride to Novato takes 217 km and will cost you around $23. From Los Angeles, the ticket costs about $75 for a journey of 684 km.

Plane

Although Novato doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Oakland Airport (OAK), which is located 54 km from Novato. The shortest flight to Novato from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 12h 05m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Novato. The train journey from Novato to Los Angeles takes 0h 38m and costs around $26 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Santa Clara, expect to pay about $30 for a 1h 02m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Novato is to pick up a car hire from San Francisco, which is about 38 km from Novato. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Dollar, among others, in San Francisco.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Novato using FlixBus or Greyhound. From Sacramento, the bus ride to Novato takes 217 km and will cost you around $23. From Los Angeles, the ticket costs about $75 for a journey of 684 km.

Airports near Novato

Airlines serving Novato

Lufthansa
Good (4,684 reviews)
KLM
Good (849 reviews)
SWISS
Good (944 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,551 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,618 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,301 reviews)
Air France
Good (983 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (489 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,591 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,968 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,118 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,457 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,882 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (873 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (923 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,179 reviews)
LOT
Good (683 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (818 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,674 reviews)
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Where to stay in Novato

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Days Inn by Wyndham Novato/San Francisco and Americas Best Value Inn Novato Marin Sonoma.

Where to stay in popular areas of Novato

Hiring a car in Novato

Expect to pay $1.69 per litre in Novato (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.27 and $27.02. The most frequently booked car type in Novato is Intermediate (Jeep Cherokee or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size car hire (Nissan Altima or similar) is, on average, 53% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $1.69 per litre in Novato (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.27 and $27.02. The most frequently booked car type in Novato is Intermediate (Jeep Cherokee or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size car hire (Nissan Altima or similar) is, on average, 53% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.