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There are 8 ways to get from Oakland Airport (OAK) to Palo Alto by subway, bus, tram, train, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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BART, bus  •  1h 56m

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

$12 - $14

7 alternative options

BART, tram, Caltrain  •  2h 12m

  1. Take the BART from Oakland International Airport BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Embarcadero BART Station
  3. Take the tram from Metro Embarcadero Station to King St & 4th St N / ...
  4. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain

$19 - $22

Bus  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Daly City BART-Bay 1 to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr

$12 - $15

Taxi  •  35m

  1. Take a taxi from Oakland Airport (OAK) to Palo Alto 28.7 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  35m

  1. Drive from Oakland Airport (OAK) to Palo Alto 28.7 miles

$2 - $5

Shuttle  •  35m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Oakland Airport to Palo Alto

$85 - $120

Towncar  •  35m

  1. Take a town car from Oakland Airport to Palo Alto 28.7 miles

$140 - $200

Uber  •  35m

  1. Take an Uber from Oakland Airport (OAK) to Palo Alto 28.7 miles

$35 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Oakland Airport (OAK) to Palo Alto is to drive which costs $2 - $5 and takes 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Oakland Airport (OAK) to Palo Alto is to taxi which costs $160 - $200 and takes 35m.

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The distance between Oakland Airport (OAK) and Palo Alto is 19 miles. The road distance is 28.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Oakland Airport (OAK) to Palo Alto without a car is to BART and bus which takes 1h 56m and costs $12 - $15.

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It takes approximately 1h 56m to get from Oakland Airport (OAK) to Palo Alto, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oakland Airport (OAK) to Palo Alto is 29 miles. It takes approximately 35m to drive from Oakland Airport (OAK) to Palo Alto.

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Map of how to get from Oakland Airport (OAK) to Palo Alto.
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  • Distance: 19.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 56m

What companies run services between Oakland Airport (OAK), USA and Palo Alto, CA, USA?

SamTrans operates a bus from Oakland Airport (OAK) to Palo Alto every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 2h 32m.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Union City BART Station
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Oakland International Airport BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
Ave. Duration
8m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Embarcadero BART Station
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Tram from Metro Embarcadero Station to King St & 4th St
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Union City BART Station to University Av:Middlefield Rd
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Daly City BART-Bay 1 to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Shuttles by Jayride
Shuttle from Oakland Airport to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Shuttle
$85 - $120
Other operators
Private Transfers
Towncar from Oakland Airport to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Private
$140 - $200
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Oakland Airport (OAK) to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$45 - $65
Assist
$35 - $50
UberX
$35 - $50
WAV
$35 - $50
UberXL
$60 - $80
Select
$95 - $120
Black
$130 - $170
Black SUV
$140 - $190
Taxi from Oakland Airport (OAK) to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
35m
Estimated price
$160 - $200
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
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com

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