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There are 11 ways to get from Los Angeles to Menlo Park by plane, train, subway, tram, bus or car

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Fly Los Angeles to San Jose, Caltrain

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC)
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Menlo Park Caltrain

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Fly Los Angeles to San Francisco, Caltrain

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO)
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Menlo Park Caltrain

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Fly Burbank to San Jose, Caltrain

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC)
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Menlo Park Caltrain

Fly Burbank to San Francisco, Caltrain

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Francisco (SFO)
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Menlo Park Caltrain

Fly Los Angeles to Oakland, BART, tram, Caltrain

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland (OAK)
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum to Embarcadero
  3. Take the tram from Metro Embarcadero Station to King St & 4th St
  4. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Menlo Park Caltrain

Fly Burbank to Oakland, Caltrain

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK)
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Menlo Park Caltrain

Tram, line 191 bus to Long Beach, fly to San Jose, Caltrain

  1. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line to Del Amo Station
  2. Take the line 191 bus from Del Amo Station Bay 2 to Del Amo & Lakewood Se
  3. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to San Jose (SJC)
  4. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Menlo Park Caltrain

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Los Angeles to King & Virginia - San Jose

Bus via San Jose Diridon Caltrain

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Jose

Train

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles to San Jose

Drive

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Menlo Park
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Menlo Park is 800-232-4636.

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Menlo Park is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Menlo Park is to fly and Caltrain which costs $85 - $250 and takes 4h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Menlo Park. However, there are services departing from Downtown Los Angeles and arriving at El Camino Real & Ravenswood Ave via King & Virginia and Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles to Menlo Park. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles and arriving at Menlo Park Caltrain via San Jose Diridon Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 4m.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Menlo Park is 324 miles. The road distance is 361.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Menlo Park without a car is to bus which takes 9h 40m and costs $55 - $85.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m to get from Los Angeles to Menlo Park, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Menlo Park bus services, operated by Tufesa, depart from Downtown Los Angeles station.

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Los Angeles to Menlo Park train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Los Angeles station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Menlo Park is to bus which takes 9h 40m and costs $55 - $85. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $85 and takes 11h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Menlo Park.
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  • Distance: 324.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 11m

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Menlo Park, CA, USA?

Tufesa operates a bus from Downtown Los Angeles to King & Virginia - San Jose once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 7h 20m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to San Jose once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 10h 1m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $350
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco via Fresno
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 800-660-4287
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to Menlo Park Caltrain
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
One-way Senior / Disabled / Youth / Medicare Cardholder
$2 - $3
One-way Adult
$5 - $7
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Menlo Park Caltrain
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
One-way Senior / Disabled / Youth / Medicare Cardholder
$2 - $3
One-way Adult
$5 - $7
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Menlo Park Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
One-way Senior / Disabled / Youth / Medicare Cardholder
$3 - $4
One-way Adult
$7 - $9
BART
Phone
+1-510-464-6000
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Embarcadero
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
bart.gov
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Tram from Metro Embarcadero Station to King St & 4th St
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Metro Los Angeles
Phone
+1-323-466-3876
Email
CustomerRelations@metro.net
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line to Del Amo Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Senior/Disabled
$1
Adult
$2
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
10h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Long Beach Transit
Website
ridelbt.com
Bus from Del Amo Station Bay 2 to Del Amo & Lakewood Se
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Website
Long Beach Transit
Tufesa
Phone
+1 833 766 3553
Email
centelusa@hotmail.com
Website
tufesainternacional.com
Bus from Downtown Los Angeles to King & Virginia - San Jose
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
tufesabus.com
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tufesabus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Amtrak

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Los Angeles to Menlo Park bus services, operated by Tufesa, arrive at King & Virginia - San Jose station.

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Los Angeles to Menlo Park train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Jose station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Menlo Park is 361 miles. It takes approximately 6h 4m to drive from Los Angeles to Menlo Park.

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American Airlines, Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 256+ hotels available in Menlo Park. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to bus which takes 39 min and costs $10.

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