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There are 6 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  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the BART from MacArthur BART Station to Millbrae BART Station Red / ...
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Local / ...

$14 - $20

Cheapest option

Bus, line 398 bus  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from 40th St:Hollis St to Transbay Temp Terminal C / ...
  2. Take the line 398 bus from Mission St & 1st St to San Bruno BART-Bay 7 Outer Busway 398
  3. Take the bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr

$6 - $9

4 alternative options

BART, bus  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the BART from MacArthur BART Station to Union City BART Station Orange
  2. Take the bus from Union City BART Station 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

$45 - $60

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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:Hollis St and arriving at Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 via Mission St & 1st St and San Bruno BART-Bay 9. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 7 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 2 h 1 min and costs $14 - $21.

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It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to get from Emeryville to Palo Alto, including transfers.

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Emeryville to Palo Alto bus services, operated by AC Transit, depart from 40th St:Hollis 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 466+ hotels available in Palo Alto. Prices start at $99 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: 2 h 1 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 Transbay Temp Terminal, Mission St & 1st St, and San Bruno BART-Bay 9 in around 3 h 7 min.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur BART Station to Millbrae BART Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur BART Station to Union City BART Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Union City BART Station to University Av:Middlefield Rd
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Bus from 40th St:Hollis St to Transbay Temp Terminal
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 5 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
$45 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$50 - $70
Assist
$45 - $60
UberX
$45 - $60
WAV
$45 - $60
UberXL
$75 - $100
Select
$120 - $150
Black
$160 - $200
Black SUV
$170 - $220
Taxi from Emeryville to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com

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