There are 11 ways to get from Palo Alto to Los Angeles by train, plane, bus, tram, subway, night bus 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

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Los Angeles  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Los Angeles (LAX) SJC - LAX

$77 - $255

Cheapest option

Bus Tufesa  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to East Los Angeles Tufesa

$22 - $52

9 alternative options

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Burbank  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR

$66 - $314

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Burbank  •  4 h 33 min

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

$78 - $469

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Long Beach, line 191 bus, tram  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Long Beach (LGB) SJC - LGB
  3. Take the line 191 bus from Del Amo & Lakewood Nw to Del Amo Station Bay 2
  4. Take the tram from Del Amo Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines

$57 - $263

Bus, BART to Oakland, fly to Burbank  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Middlefield Rd:Willow Rd to Union City BART
  2. Take the BART from Union City to Coliseum
  3. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR

$112 - $441

Fly San Jose to Santa Ana, train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Santa Ana (SNA) SJC - SNA
  2. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station

$76 - $262

Bus Boltbus  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles Oakland-LA

$30 - $45

Train  •  12 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$69 - $185

Night bus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6743 / ...

$39 - $95

Drive  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Palo Alto to Los Angeles 357.9 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Palo Alto to Los Angeles is to bus which costs $22 - $55 and takes 10 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palo Alto to Los Angeles is to Caltrain and fly which takes 3 h 48 min and costs $75 - $260.

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The distance between Palo Alto and Los Angeles is 516 km. The road distance is 573 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Palo Alto to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palo Alto to Los Angeles. However, there are services departing from El Camino & California and arriving at Los Angeles via 1St & Santa Clara and San Jose, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Palo Alto to Los Angeles. However, there are services departing from California Ave Caltrain and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak via San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 24 min.

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

Boltbus operates a bus from Palo Alto to Los Angeles 3 times a day. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 7 h 25 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Palo Alto to Los Angeles once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 10 h 53 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $330
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from California Ave Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Palo Alto Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Metro Los Angeles
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Union City to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
bart.gov
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Bus operators
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Del Amo & Lakewood Nw to Del Amo Station Bay 2
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
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
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
boltbus.com
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from San Jose, CA to East Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Book at
gotobus.com
Plus
$20 - $29
Platinum
$30 - $40
Ejecutivo
$30 - $50
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90

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