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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  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the Caltrain from Palo Alto Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the BART from Millbrae BART Station to Downtown Berkeley BART Station Red

$13 - $18

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Bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B to Mission St & 1st St 398
  2. Take the bus from Transbay Temp Terminal to Shattuck Av:University Av 800 / ...

$8 - $9

4 alternative options

Bus, BART  •  2h 23m

  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 Red

$10 - $14

Taxi  •  49m

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

$220 - $260

Drive  •  49m

  1. Drive from Palo Alto to Berkeley 39.3 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  49m

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

$50 - $65

Questions & Answers

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Palo Alto to Berkeley. However, there are services departing from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 and arriving at Shattuck Av:University Av via Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B and Transbay Temp Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 20m.

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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 1h 45m and costs $13 - $18.

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It takes approximately 1h 45m to get from Palo Alto to Berkeley, including transfers.

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Palo Alto to Berkeley bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B station.

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Palo Alto to Berkeley bus services, operated by AC Transit, arrive at Shattuck Av:University Av station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palo Alto to Berkeley is 39 miles. It takes approximately 49m 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: 1h 45m

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

You can take a bus from Palo Alto to Berkeley via Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B, Mission St & 1st St, and Transbay Temp Terminal in around 3h 20m.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Millbrae BART Station to Downtown Berkeley BART Station
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to El Camino Real & Linden Ave
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B to Mission St & 1st St
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Transbay Temp Terminal to Shattuck Av:University Av
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Palo Alto to Berkeley
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$55 - $75
Assist
$50 - $65
UberX
$50 - $65
WAV
$50 - $65
UberXL
$80 - $110
Select
$120 - $160
Black
$170 - $210
Black SUV
$180 - $240
Taxi from Palo Alto to Berkeley
Ave. Duration
49m
Estimated price
$220 - $260
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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