There are 5 ways to get from Palo Alto to Gilroy by train, bus, taxi or car

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Caltrain  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain Local / ...

$9 - $12

Cheapest option

Line 522 bus, bus  •  2 h

  1. Take the line 522 bus from El Camino & California to Santa Clara & Montgomery 22 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Gilroy, Ca 6781 / ...

$5 - $24

3 alternative options

Caltrain, bus  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Gilroy, Ca 6781 / ...

$8 - $28

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Palo Alto to Gilroy 47.9 miles

$260 - $320

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Palo Alto to Gilroy 47.9 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Palo Alto to Gilroy is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palo Alto to Gilroy is to taxi which costs $260 - $320 and takes 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palo Alto to Gilroy. However, there are services departing from El Camino & California and arriving at Gilroy, Ca via San Jose, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from California Ave Caltrain and arriving at Gilroy Caltrain. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 26 min.

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The distance between Palo Alto and Gilroy is 44 miles. The road distance is 47.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Palo Alto to Gilroy without a car is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 26 min and costs $9 - $12.

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The Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain takes 1 h 26 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Palo Alto to Gilroy bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from El Camino & California station.

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

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The best way to get from Palo Alto to Gilroy is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 26 min and costs $9 - $12. Alternatively, you can line 522 bus and bus, which costs $5 - $24 and takes 2 h.

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Map of how to get from Palo Alto to Gilroy.
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  • Distance: 43.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 26 min

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

Caltrain operates a train from Palo Alto to Gilroy 3 times a day. Tickets cost $9 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Palo Alto to Gilroy via Santa Clara & Montgomery and San Jose, Ca in around 2 h.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from California Ave Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from California Ave Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Gilroy, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
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
Bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Gilroy Amtrak
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Monterey / Gilroy Train Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & California to Santa Clara & Montgomery
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Other operators
Taxi from Palo Alto to Gilroy
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$260 - $320
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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