There are 6 ways to get from Palo Alto to Berkeley by train, subway, bus, taxi, car 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

Caltrain, BART  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Palo Alto Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain Bullet / ...
  2. Take the BART from Millbrae to Downtown Berkeley Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae

$12 - $16

Cheapest option

Bus, BART  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to El Camino Real & Linden Ave Ecr
  2. Take the BART from Millbrae to Downtown Berkeley Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae

$10 - $14

4 alternative options

Caltrain, BART via California Ave Caltrain  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the BART from Millbrae to Downtown Berkeley Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae

$13 - $17

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Palo Alto to Berkeley 39.3 miles

$220 - $260

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Palo Alto to Berkeley 39.3 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  49 min

  1. Take an Uber from Palo Alto to Berkeley 39.3 miles

$60 - $80

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

There is no direct connection from Palo Alto to Berkeley. However, you can take the Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain, take the walk to Millbrae, then take the BART to Downtown Berkeley. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Palo Alto to Berkeley via Millbrae Caltrain and Millbrae in around 1 h 50 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Palo Alto Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from California Ave Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Millbrae to Downtown Berkeley
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to El Camino Real & Linden Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Palo Alto to Berkeley
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$70 - $95
ASSIST
$60 - $80
uberX
$60 - $80
WAV
$60 - $80
uberXL
$90 - $120
SELECT
$120 - $160
BLACK
$170 - $220
SUV
$190 - $240
Taxi from Palo Alto to Berkeley
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$220 - $260
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Palo Alto and Berkeley is 49 km. The road distance is 63 km.

The cheapest way to get from Palo Alto to Berkeley is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Palo Alto to Berkeley is to taxi which takes 49 min and costs $220 - $260.

It takes approximately 1 h 30 min to get from Palo Alto to Berkeley, including transfers.