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

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Caltrain, BART  •  1 h 30 min

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

$13 - $18

Cheapest option

Bus, BART  •  2 h 23 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 BART Station to Downtown Berkeley BART Station Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae

$10 - $14

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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 BART Station to Downtown Berkeley BART Station Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae

$14 - $18

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

Questions & Answers

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

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

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The distance between Palo Alto and Berkeley is 31 miles. The road distance is 39.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Palo Alto to Berkeley without a car is to Caltrain and BART which takes 1 h 30 min and costs $13 - $18.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Palo Alto to Berkeley is 39 miles. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from Palo Alto to Berkeley.

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Map of how to get from Palo Alto to Berkeley.
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  • Distance: 30.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

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 BART Station, then take the BART to Downtown Berkeley BART Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Palo Alto to Berkeley via Millbrae Caltrain and Millbrae BART Station in around 1 h 50 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Palo Alto Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from California Ave Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Millbrae BART Station to Downtown Berkeley BART Station
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 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 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
Assist
$60 - $80
UberX
$60 - $80
WAV
$60 - $80
UberXL
$90 - $120
Select
$130 - $170
Black
$170 - $220
Black SUV
$190 - $250
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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