There are 9 ways to get from Oakland Airport (OAK) to Palo Alto by subway, train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

BART, Caltrain  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the BART from Coliseum to Embarcadero Dublin/Pleasanton - Daly City / ...
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Bullet / ...

$18 - $21

Cheapest option

BART, bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the BART from Coliseum to Union City Warm Springs/South Fremont - Daly City / ...
  2. Take the bus from Union City BART to Middlefield Rd:Willow Rd Db

$12 - $14

7 alternative options

BART, bus via Page Mill Rd:El Camino Real  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the BART from Coliseum to Union City Warm Springs/South Fremont - Daly City / ...
  2. Take the bus from Union City BART to Page Mill Rd:El Camino Real Db1

$12 - $14

Bus  •  3 h 32 min

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

$12 - $15

Taxi  •  35 min

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

$160 - $200

Drive  •  35 min

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

$2 - $5

Shuttle  •  35 min

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

$85 - $120

Towncar  •  35 min

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

$140 - $200

Uber  •  35 min

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

$45 - $60

Questions & Answers

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

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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 35 min.

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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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It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to get from Oakland Airport (OAK) to Palo Alto, including transfers.

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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 20 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 2 h 28 min.

Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Embarcadero
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Union City
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Union City BART to Middlefield Rd:Willow Rd
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Bus from Union City BART to Page Mill Rd:El Camino Real
Ave. Duration
43 min
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
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Oakland Airport (OAK) to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$70 - $90
ASSIST
$45 - $60
uberX
$45 - $60
WAV
$45 - $60
uberXL
$65 - $85
SELECT
$95 - $120
BLACK
$120 - $160
SUV
$140 - $180
Taxi from Oakland Airport (OAK) to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Oakland Airport to Palo Alto
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Towncar from Oakland Airport to Palo Alto
Estimated price
$140 - $200

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