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There are 4 ways to get from Carmel Valley Village to Palo Alto by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Salinas Amtrak Station to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight

$89 - $130

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl to Cahill / Diridon Station 55

$12 - $31

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Carmel Valley Village to Palo Alto 93.8 miles

$9 - $14

Fly, Caltrain  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Monterey (MRY) to San Francisco (SFO) MRY - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain

$191 - $532

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The cheapest way to get from Carmel Valley Village to Palo Alto is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carmel Valley Village to Palo Alto is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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The distance between Carmel Valley Village and Palo Alto is 68 miles. The road distance is 93.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Carmel Valley Village to Palo Alto without a car is to train which takes 3 h 10 min and costs $85 - $130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Carmel Valley Village to Palo Alto, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Carmel Valley Village to Palo Alto is to train which takes 3 h 10 min and costs $85 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $11 - $35 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Monterey Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carmel Valley Village to Palo Alto is 94 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to drive from Carmel Valley Village to Palo Alto.

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United Airlines offers flights from Monterey Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 425+ hotels available in Palo Alto. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Carmel Valley Village to Palo Alto.
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  • Distance: 68.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

What companies run services between Carmel Valley Village, CA, USA and Palo Alto, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Carmel Valley Village to Palo Alto once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 43 min. Alternatively, Monterey-Salinas Transit operates a bus from Carmel Valley Village to Palo Alto twice daily. Tickets cost $4 - $12 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Monterey to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Salinas Amtrak Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Bus operators
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl to Cahill / Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org

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The best way to get from Carmel Valley Village to Monterey Airport is to taxi which takes 22 min and costs $40 - $55.

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