There are 7 ways to get from Palo Alto to Milpitas by bus, train, tram, taxi, car or towncar

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

Line 104 bus  •  43 min

  1. Take the line 104 bus from Page Mill & El Camino to Main & Calaveras 104

$2

6 alternative options

Caltrain, line 902 tram  •  56 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the line 902 tram from Mountain View Station to Tasman Station 902

$4 - $5

Line 35 bus, line 902 tram  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the line 35 bus from Middlefield & Embarcadero to Mountain View Caltrain Station 35
  2. Take the line 902 tram from Mountain View Station to Tasman Station 902

$4

Line 522 bus, line 66 bus  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from El Camino & California to Santa Clara & 2Nd 22 / ...
  2. Take the line 66 bus from 1St & Santa Clara to Main & Calaveras 66

$4

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Palo Alto to Milpitas 14.9 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from Palo Alto to Milpitas 14.9 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  17 min

  1. Take an Uber from Palo Alto to Milpitas 14.9 miles

$23 - $30

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

Santa Clara VTA operates a bus from Palo Alto to Milpitas once daily. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 43 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from California Ave Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Tram from Mountain View Station to Tasman Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Page Mill & El Camino to Main & Calaveras
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Bus from Middlefield & Embarcadero to Mountain View Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & California to Santa Clara & 2Nd
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Bus from 1St & Santa Clara to Main & Calaveras
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Palo Alto to Milpitas
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$55 - $75
ASSIST
$23 - $30
uberX
$23 - $30
WAV
$23 - $30
uberXL
$35 - $50
SELECT
$50 - $70
BLACK
$65 - $90
SUV
$75 - $100
Taxi from Palo Alto to Milpitas
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Palo Alto to Milpitas?

The distance between Palo Alto and Milpitas is 21 km. The road distance is 24 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Palo Alto to Milpitas?

The cheapest way to get from Palo Alto to Milpitas is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 17 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Palo Alto to Milpitas?

The quickest way to get from Palo Alto to Milpitas is to taxi which takes 17 min and costs $85 - $110.

Is there a direct bus between Palo Alto and Milpitas?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Page Mill & El Camino and arriving at Main & Calaveras. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 43 min.

How long does it take to get from Palo Alto to Milpitas?

The line 104 bus from Page Mill & El Camino to Main & Calaveras takes 43 min including transfers and departs once daily.