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

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Bus  •  4 h 19 min

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

$26 - $55

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Train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Fresno Amtrak to Stockton Robert Cabral Station San Joaquins
  2. Take the train from Skt Stockton Station to Scc Santa Clara Station Ace / ...

$50 - $95

Bus, line 22 bus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Fresno, CA to San Jose, CA
  2. Take the line 22 bus from King & Story to El Camino & Churchill 22

$28 - $38

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Fresno to Palo Alto 167.2 miles

$16 - $24

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  4 h 11 min

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

$190 - $665

Fly to San Jose  •  6 h 25 min

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

$117 - $559

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Fresno to Palo Alto. However, there are services departing from SW FIRST - McKENZIE and arriving at El Camino & Churchill via Fresno, CA and King & Story. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Fresno to Palo Alto. However, there are services departing from Fresno Amtrak and arriving at California Ave Caltrain via Skt Stockton Station and Santa Clara Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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The distance between Fresno and Palo Alto is 140 miles. The road distance is 167.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Fresno to Palo Alto without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Fresno to Palo Alto, including transfers.

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Fresno to Palo Alto bus services, operated by Tufesa, depart from Fresno, CA station.

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Fresno to Palo Alto train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Fresno Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Fresno to Palo Alto is to bus which takes 4 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Fresno Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Fresno to Palo Alto bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at El Camino & Churchill station.

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Map of how to get from Fresno to Palo Alto.
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  • Distance: 140 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Fresno to Palo Alto hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Fresno to Palo Alto via Stockton Robert Cabral Station, Skt Stockton Station, Scc Santa Clara Station, and Santa Clara Caltrain in around 5 h 40 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fresno to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Fresno to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fresno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Fresno to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Fresno to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Fresno to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Fresno to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fresno to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fresno Amtrak to Stockton Robert Cabral Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Altamont Corridor Express
Phone
1800-411-7245
Website
acerail.com
Train from Skt Stockton Station to Scc Santa Clara Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
acerail.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Fresno, CA to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
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Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from King & Story to El Camino & Churchill
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
vta.org

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Fresno to Palo Alto train services, operated by Altamont Corridor Express, arrive at Scc Santa Clara Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fresno to Palo Alto is 167 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to drive from Fresno to Palo Alto.

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United Airlines offers flights from Fresno Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 432+ hotels available in Palo Alto. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fresno to Fresno Airport is to line 26 bus which takes 38 min and costs .

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