There are 5 ways to get from Palo Alto to Davis by train, bus, subway, car or plane

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 53 min

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

$34 - $80

Cheapest option

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 to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre
  3. Take the bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to UC Davis Silo

$16 - $22

3 alternative options

Bus, line 99 bus, line 6834 bus, train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Middlefield Rd:Willow Rd to Union City BART Db
  2. Take the line 99 bus from Union City BART to Hayward BART Station 99 / ...
  3. Take the line 6834 bus from Hayward, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Suisun City
  5. Take the train from Suisun-Fairfield Amtrak to Davis Amtrak

$45 - $87

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Palo Alto to Davis 102.6 miles

$10 - $15

Caltrain, fly  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Palo Alto Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Sacramento (SMF) SFO - SMF

$77 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Palo Alto to Davis is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palo Alto to Davis is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1 h 50 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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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from Palo Alto to Davis, including transfers.

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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 53 min.

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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 29 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Train operators
Amtrak
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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 29 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
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Bruno to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bart.gov
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
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Middlefield Rd:Willow Rd to Union City BART
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Bus from Union City BART to Hayward BART Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Hayward, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$8 - $12
Flexible
$14 - $18
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 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
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
$8 - $12
Schedules at
fasttransit.org

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