There are 10 ways to get from Palo Alto to Anaheim by train, plane, bus, subway or car

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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Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Santa Ana  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Santa Ana (SNA) SJC - SNA

$69 - $252

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Bus Megabus  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Anaheim, CA

$35 - $56

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Bus, BART to Oakland, fly to Santa Ana  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Middlefield Rd:Lytton Av to Union City BART
  2. Take the BART from Union City BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  3. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Santa Ana (SNA) OAK - SNA

$109 - $618

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Santa Ana  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Palo Alto Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Ana (SNA) SFO - SNA

$101 - $298

Fly San Jose to Long Beach, bus  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Long Beach (LGB) SJC - LGB
  2. Take the bus from Norwalk-Woodson to Lincoln-Anaheim

$56 - $267

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Burbank, train  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR
  3. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Fullerton station

$73 - $324

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus, train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) SJC - ONT
  3. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
  4. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center

$121 - $425

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6853 / ...

$40 - $102

Train  •  13 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$91 - $226

Drive  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Palo Alto to Anaheim 384.1 miles

$35 - $55

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No, there is no direct bus from Palo Alto to Anaheim. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Churchill and arriving at Lincoln-Anaheim via San Jose, Ca, 7th / Decatur and Carson-Norwalk For Short Trip From Hawaiian Garden. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Palo Alto to Anaheim. However, there are services departing from California Ave Caltrain and arriving at Fullerton Transportation Center via San Jose Diridon Station and Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 52 min.

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The distance between Palo Alto and Anaheim is 346 miles. The road distance is 384.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Palo Alto to Anaheim without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Palo Alto to Anaheim, including transfers.

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Palo Alto to Anaheim bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Jose, Ca station.

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Palo Alto to Anaheim train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Jose Diridon Station.

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The best way to get from Palo Alto to Anaheim is to bus which takes 8 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 13 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Santa Ana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Palo Alto to Anaheim bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Palo Alto to Anaheim.
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  • Distance: 346.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

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

Megabus operates a bus from Palo Alto to Anaheim every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 50 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Palo Alto to Anaheim once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 10 h 53 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from California Ave Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Palo Alto Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Union City BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
bart.gov
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Fullerton station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Middlefield Rd:Lytton Av to Union City BART
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Norwalk-Woodson to Lincoln-Anaheim
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
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 San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90

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Palo Alto to Anaheim train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palo Alto to Anaheim is 384 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 27 min to drive from Palo Alto to Anaheim.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Jose Airport to Santa Ana Airport.

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There are 616+ hotels available in Anaheim. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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