There are 6 ways to get from Fresno Airport (FAT) to Palo Alto by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  2 h 17 min

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

$189 - $632

Cheapest option

Line 39 bus, line 09 bus, bus, Caltrain  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 39 bus from Fresno Yosemite Intl - Wb to Shields - Brawley 39
  2. Take the line 09 bus from Brawley - Shields to Sw Shaw - Dale 09
  3. Take the bus from Fresno to San Jose
  4. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain

$20 - $31

4 alternative options

Fly to San Jose  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to San Jose (SJC) FAT - SJC

$136 - $594

Fly to Oakland  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to Oakland (OAK) FAT - OAK

$170 - $812

Bus  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6774

$27 - $59

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Fresno Airport (FAT) to Palo Alto 169 miles

$16 - $24

What companies run services between Fresno Airport (FAT), USA and Palo Alto, CA, USA?

American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and five other airlines fly from Fresno Airport (FAT) to Palo Alto hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Fresno Airport (FAT) to Palo Alto hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fresno to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Fresno to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Fresno to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Fresno to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Fresno to San Jose via Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fresno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Fresno to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fresno to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Train operators
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 San Jose Diridon Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Fresno Public Transportation
Website
fresno.gov
Bus from Fresno Yosemite Intl - Wb to Shields - Brawley
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
fresno.gov
Bus from Brawley - Shields to Sw Shaw - Dale
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
fresno.gov
Boltbus
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Fresno, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Fresno Airport (FAT) to Palo Alto?

The distance between Fresno Airport (FAT) and Palo Alto is 227 km. The road distance is 270 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Fresno Airport (FAT) to Palo Alto?

The cheapest way to get from Fresno Airport (FAT) to Palo Alto is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3 h 3 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Fresno Airport (FAT) to Palo Alto?

The quickest way to get from Fresno Airport (FAT) to Palo Alto is to fly and Caltrain which takes 2 h 17 min and costs $180 - $650.

How long does it take to get from Fresno Airport (FAT) to Palo Alto?

It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to get from Fresno Airport (FAT) to Palo Alto, including transfers.