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There are 6 ways to get from Hayward to Palo Alto by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Union City BART Station to University Av:Middlefield Rd Db

$5 - $6

Cheapest option

Line 99 bus, bus  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the line 99 bus from Mission Blvd:Jackson St to Union City BART Station 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Union City BART Station to University Av:Middlefield Rd Db

$5

4 alternative options

Train, Caltrain  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Hayward Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak Capitol Corridor
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain Local / ...

$26 - $45

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hayward to Palo Alto 20.9 miles

$110 - $150

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Hayward to Palo Alto 20.9 miles

$2 - $3

Uber  •  26 min

  1. Take an Uber from Hayward to Palo Alto 20.9 miles

$30 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Hayward to Palo Alto is to drive which costs $2 - $3 and takes 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hayward to Palo Alto is to taxi which costs $110 - $150 and takes 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hayward to Palo Alto. However, there are services departing from Mission Blvd:Jackson St and arriving at University Av:Middlefield Rd via Union City BART Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hayward to Palo Alto. However, there are services departing from Hayward Amtrak and arriving at California Ave Caltrain via Santa Clara Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 37 min.

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The distance between Hayward and Palo Alto is 16 miles. The road distance is 20.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Hayward to Palo Alto without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 29 min and costs $5 - $7.

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It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to get from Hayward to Palo Alto, including transfers.

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Hayward to Palo Alto bus services, operated by AC Transit, depart from Mission Blvd:Jackson St station.

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

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The best way to get from Hayward to Palo Alto is to bus which takes 1 h 29 min and costs $5 - $7. Alternatively, you can train and Caltrain, which costs $25 - $45 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Hayward to Palo Alto.
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  • Distance: 16.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min

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

AC Transit operates a bus from Hayward to Palo Alto hourly. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hayward to Palo Alto via Santa Clara Amtrak and Santa Clara Caltrain in around 1 h 37 min.

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Hayward Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 Mission Blvd:Jackson St to Union City BART Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Hayward to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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uber.com
UberPool
$27 - $35
Assist
$30 - $40
UberX
$30 - $40
WAV
$30 - $40
UberXL
$45 - $60
Select
$70 - $90
Black
$90 - $120
Black SUV
$100 - $130
Taxi from Hayward to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$110 - $150

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Hayward to Palo Alto bus services, operated by AC Transit, arrive at University Av:Middlefield Rd station.

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Hayward to Palo Alto train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at California Ave Caltrain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hayward to Palo Alto is 21 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Hayward to Palo Alto.

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