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There are 6 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 58 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from El Camino & California to Santa Clara & 2Nd 22 / ...
  2. Take the bus from 2Nd & Santa Clara to Gilroy Caltrain Station 68 / ...

$4 - $16

4 alternative options

Caltrain, bus  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Caltrain Station to Monterey & 5Th 68

$7 - $11

Line 22 bus, bus  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the line 22 bus from El Camino & Churchill to Santa Clara & Montgomery 22
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Caltrain Station to Monterey & 5Th 68

$4 - $10

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 station. However, there are services departing from El Camino & California and arriving at Gilroy Caltrain Station via 2Nd & Santa Clara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from California Ave Caltrain and arriving at Gilroy Caltrain. Services depart once daily, 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 once daily.

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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 $4 - $17 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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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 once daily. 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 & 2Nd and 2Nd & Santa Clara in around 2 h 58 min.

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
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from California Ave Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from San Jose Caltrain Station to Monterey & 5Th
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & California to Santa Clara & 2Nd
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Bus from 2Nd & Santa Clara to Gilroy Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Churchill to Santa Clara & Montgomery
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from E San Fernando / 1st Street to Monterey / Gilroy Train Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.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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Palo Alto to Gilroy bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Gilroy Caltrain Station.

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Palo Alto to Gilroy train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at Gilroy Caltrain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palo Alto to Gilroy is 48 miles. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Palo Alto to Gilroy.

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