There are 7 ways to get from Emeryville to Palo Alto by subway, train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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

BART, Caltrain  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the BART from MacArthur BART Station to Millbrae BART Station Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae / ...
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Bullet / ...

$14 - $20

Cheapest option

Line 398 bus, bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the line 398 bus from Mission St & 1st St to San Bruno BART-Bay 7 Outer Busway 398
  2. Take the bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 8 Outer Busway to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr

$6 - $9

5 alternative options

BART, Caltrain via California Ave Caltrain  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the BART from MacArthur BART Station to Millbrae BART Station Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae / ...
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain Local / ...

$12 - $20

BART, bus  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the BART from MacArthur BART Station to Union City BART Station Warm Springs/South Fremont - Richmond
  2. Take the bus from Union City BART to University Av:Middlefield Rd Db

$7 - $10

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Emeryville to Palo Alto 36.8 miles

$200 - $250

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Emeryville to Palo Alto 36.8 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  44 min

  1. Take an Uber from Emeryville to Palo Alto 36.8 miles

$55 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Emeryville to Palo Alto is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Emeryville to Palo Alto is to taxi which costs $200 - $250 and takes 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Emeryville to Palo Alto. However, there are services departing from 40th St:Horton St and arriving at Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 via Mission St & 1st St and San Bruno BART-Bay 8 Outer Busway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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The distance between Emeryville and Palo Alto is 28 miles. The road distance is 36.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Emeryville to Palo Alto without a car is to BART and Caltrain which takes 1 h 54 min and costs $14 - $21.

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It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to get from Emeryville to Palo Alto, including transfers.

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Emeryville to Palo Alto bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from Mission St & 1st St station.

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Emeryville to Palo Alto bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Emeryville to Palo Alto is 37 miles. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Emeryville to Palo Alto.

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There are 443+ hotels available in Palo Alto. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Emeryville to Palo Alto.
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  • Distance: 28.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 54 min

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

You can take a bus from Emeryville to Palo Alto via Salesforce Transit Center, Mission St & 1st St, San Bruno BART-Bay 7 Outer Busway, and San Bruno BART-Bay 8 Outer Busway in around 2 h 55 min.

Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur BART Station to Millbrae BART Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur BART Station to Union City BART Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Union City BART to University Av:Middlefield Rd
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & 1st St to San Bruno BART-Bay 7 Outer Busway
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 8 Outer Busway to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Emeryville to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$55 - $75
UberX
$55 - $75
WAV
$55 - $75
UberXL
$85 - $110
Select
$120 - $160
Black
$160 - $210
Black SUV
$180 - $230
Taxi from Emeryville to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com

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