There are 7 ways to get from Palo Alto to Emeryville Station by bus, subway, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus, BART  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Middlefield Rd:Lytton Av to Union City BART Db
  2. Take the BART from Union City BART Station to MacArthur BART Station Warm Springs/South Fremont - Richmond

$6 - $7

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Caltrain, BART  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the BART from Millbrae BART Station to MacArthur BART Station Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae / ...

$13 - $18

Caltrain, train  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Emeryville Amtrak Capitol Corridor

$28 - $51

Bus  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B to Mission St & 1st St 398

$8 - $9

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Palo Alto to Emeryville Station 38.3 miles

$210 - $260

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Palo Alto to Emeryville Station 38.3 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  45 min

  1. Take an Uber from Palo Alto to Emeryville Station 38.3 miles

$60 - $80

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Palo Alto to Emeryville Station. However, there are services departing from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 and arriving at Christie St:Lyons Restaurant via Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B and Salesforce Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Palo Alto to Emeryville Station. However, there are services departing from California Ave Caltrain and arriving at Emeryville Amtrak via Santa Clara Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 29 min.

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The distance between Palo Alto and Emeryville Station is 29 miles. The road distance is 38.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Palo Alto to Emeryville Station without a car is to bus and BART which takes 1 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to get from Palo Alto to Emeryville Station, including transfers.

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

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Palo Alto to Emeryville Station train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from California Ave Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from Palo Alto to Emeryville Station is to Caltrain and train which takes 2 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 3 min.

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Palo Alto to Emeryville Station bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at Mission St & 1st St station.

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

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Map of how to get from Palo Alto to Emeryville Station.
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  • Distance: 28.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 37 min

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

You can take a train from Palo Alto to Emeryville Station via Santa Clara Caltrain and Santa Clara Amtrak in around 2 h 29 min. Alternatively, SamTrans operates a bus from Palo Alto to Emeryville Station hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 1 h 39 min.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Union City BART Station to MacArthur BART Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Millbrae BART Station to MacArthur BART Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from California Ave Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from California Ave Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 Emeryville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Middlefield Rd:Lytton Av to Union City BART
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B to Mission St & 1st St
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Palo Alto to Emeryville Station
Ave. Duration
45 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
$120 - $160
Black
$170 - $220
Black SUV
$190 - $240
Taxi from Palo Alto to Emeryville Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$210 - $260
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Palo Alto to Emeryville Station is 38 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Palo Alto to Emeryville Station.

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