There are 3 ways to get from Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea by train, bus, 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.
Caltrain, bus • 4h 12m
$14 - $36
2 alternative options
Drive • 1h 36m
$8 - $13
Uber • 1h 36m
$95 - $130
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1h 36m.
The quickest way to get from Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1h 36m.
The distance between Palo Alto and Carmel-by-the-Sea is 63 miles. The road distance is 85.9 miles.
The best way to get from Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea without a car is to Caltrain and bus which takes 4h 12m and costs $14 - $40.
It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea, including transfers.
Yes, the driving distance between Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea is 86 miles. It takes approximately 1h 36m to drive from Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea.
There are 252+ hotels available in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Prices start at $79 USD per night.
What companies run services between Palo Alto, CA, USA and Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA?
There is no direct connection from Palo Alto to Carmel-by-the-Sea. However, you can take the Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain, take the walk to Monterey / Gilroy Train Station, take the bus to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl, take the walk to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 4 Tyler, then take the line 24 bus to 6th / Mission Street. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Train from California Ave Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 26m
- Once daily
- Estimated price
- $9 - $12
- Schedules at
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