There are 4 ways to get from Palo Alto to Davis by train, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Davis Amtrak Capitol Corridor

$35 - $81

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Bus, BART  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to San Bruno BART-Bay 5 Ecr
  2. Take the BART from San Bruno BART Station to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station
  3. Take the bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to UC Davis Silo

$11 - $16

2 alternative options

Line 522 bus, bus, train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from El Camino & California to Santa Clara & Montgomery 22 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Suisun City
  4. Take the train from Suisun-Fairfield Amtrak to Davis Amtrak

$45 - $90

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Palo Alto to Davis 102.6 miles

$10 - $15

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Palo Alto to Davis. However, there are services departing from California Ave Caltrain and arriving at Davis Amtrak via Santa Clara Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 52 min.

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The distance between Palo Alto and Davis is 80 miles. The road distance is 102.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Palo Alto to Davis without a car is to train which takes 3 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Palo Alto to Davis, including transfers.

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Palo Alto to Davis train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Santa Clara Amtrak station.

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Palo Alto to Davis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Davis Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palo Alto to Davis is 103 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to drive from Palo Alto to Davis.

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There are 91+ hotels available in Davis. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Palo Alto to Davis.
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  • Distance: 79.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Palo Alto to Davis every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 28 min.

Train operators
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 Santa Clara Amtrak to Davis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Suisun-Fairfield Amtrak to Davis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Bruno BART Station to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & California to Santa Clara & Montgomery
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
vta.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Suisun City
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to San Bruno BART-Bay 5
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Phone
(707) 422-2877
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to UC Davis Silo
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
FAST

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