There are 5 ways to get from Palo Alto to Pier 39 by train, tram, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Caltrain, tram  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Palo Alto Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Bullet / ...
  2. Take the tram from King St & 4th St to The Embarcadero & Stockton St E

$9 - $11

4 alternative options

Caltrain, line 47 bus  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the line 47 bus from Townsend St & 5th St to Powell St & Beach St 47

$10 - $11

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Palo Alto to Pier 39 35.3 miles

$190 - $240

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Palo Alto to Pier 39 35.3 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  41 min

  1. Take an Uber from Palo Alto to Pier 39 35.3 miles

$55 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Palo Alto to Pier 39 is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palo Alto to Pier 39 is to taxi which costs $190 - $240 and takes 41 min.

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The distance between Palo Alto and Pier 39 is 30 miles. The road distance is 35.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to get from Palo Alto to Pier 39, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Palo Alto, CA, USA and Pier 39, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Palo Alto to Pier 39. However, you can take the Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain, take the walk to King St & 4th St, take the tram to The Embarcadero & Stockton St, then take the walk to Pier 39. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Palo Alto to Pier 39 via San Francisco Caltrain, Townsend St & 5th St, and Powell St & Beach St in around 2 h 2 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Palo Alto Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from California Ave Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Tram from King St & 4th St to The Embarcadero & Stockton St
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Bus operators
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Bus from Townsend St & 5th St to Powell St & Beach St
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Palo Alto to Pier 39
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$70 - $95
ASSIST
$55 - $75
uberX
$55 - $75
WAV
$55 - $75
uberXL
$80 - $110
SELECT
$110 - $150
BLACK
$150 - $200
SUV
$170 - $220
Taxi from Palo Alto to Pier 39
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$190 - $240
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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