There are 5 ways to get from Davis to Palo Alto by train, subway, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Davis Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak Capitol Corridor

$35 - $75

4 alternative options

Train, BART, Caltrain  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Davis Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
  2. Take the BART from Richmond to Millbrae
  3. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain

$38 - $69

Train, bus, line 6781 bus, line 99 bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Davis Amtrak to Suisun-Fairfield Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Suisun City to Oakland, Ca
  3. Take the line 6781 bus from Oakland, Ca to Hayward, Ca
  4. Take the line 99 bus from Hayward BART Station to Union City BART 99 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Union City BART to Middlefield Rd:Willow Rd Db

$47 - $86

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Davis to Palo Alto 102.1 miles

$10 - $15

Fly, Caltrain  •  3 h 53 min

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

$78 - $201

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The cheapest way to get from Davis to Palo Alto is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Davis to Palo Alto is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The distance between Davis and Palo Alto is 80 miles. The road distance is 102.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Davis to Palo Alto, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Davis to Palo Alto. However, there are services departing from Davis Amtrak and arriving at California Ave Caltrain via Santa Clara Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 14 min.

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What companies run services between Davis, CA, USA and Palo Alto, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Davis to Palo Alto every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 34 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Davis Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Davis Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Davis Amtrak to Suisun-Fairfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Richmond to Millbrae
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Suisun City to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Hayward, Ca
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$8 - $12
Flexible
$14 - $18
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Hayward BART Station to Union City BART
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Bus from Union City BART to Middlefield Rd:Willow Rd
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org

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