Explore 6 ways to travel

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Recommended option

BART, Caltrain  •  1 h 36 min

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

$12 - $16

Cheapest option

BART, bus  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the BART from MacArthur to San Bruno Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr

$6 - $9

4 alternative options

Bus, BART, Caltrain  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from 40th at Hollis to MacArthur BART Station
  2. Take the BART from MacArthur to Millbrae
  3. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain

$11 - $17

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

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

There is no direct connection from Emeryville to Palo Alto. However, you can take the BART to Millbrae, take the walk to Millbrae Caltrain, then take the Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Emeryville to Palo Alto via MacArthur BART Station, MacArthur, Millbrae, and Millbrae Caltrain in around 2 h 39 min.

Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur to Millbrae
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur to San Bruno
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
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
Bus operators
Emery Go Round
Phone
(510) 451-3862
Email
transit-info@emerygoround.com
Website
emerygoround.com
Bus from 40th at Hollis to MacArthur BART Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
emerygoround.com
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 10 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
POOL
$70 - $95
ASSIST
$55 - $75
uberX
$55 - $75
WAV
$55 - $75
uberXL
$85 - $110
SELECT
$120 - $150
BLACK
$160 - $210
SUV
$180 - $230
Taxi from Emeryville to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
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
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Emeryville and Palo Alto is 45 km. The road distance is 59 km.

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

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

It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to get from Emeryville to Palo Alto, including transfers.