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There are 6 ways to get from Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Caltrain  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Palo Alto Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Local / ...

$10 - $12

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B to Mission St & 1st St 398

$5 - $6

4 alternative options

Bus, line 14 bus  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to Mission St & John Daly Blvd Ecr
  2. Take the line 14 bus from Mission St & San Jose Ave to Market St & Steuart St 14 / ...

$6 - $7

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building 34.3 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building 34.3 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  39 min

  1. Take an Uber from Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building 34.3 miles

$55 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building is to taxi which costs $190 - $230 and takes 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building. However, there are services departing from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 and arriving at Mission St & 1st St via Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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The distance between Palo Alto and San Francisco Ferry Building is 28 miles. The road distance is 34.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building without a car is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 23 min and costs $10 - $12.

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It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to get from Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building, including transfers.

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Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B station.

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The best way to get from Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 23 min and costs $10 - $12. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $5 - $7 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at Mission St & 1st St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building is 34 miles. It takes approximately 39 min to drive from Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building.

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Map of how to get from Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building.
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  • Distance: 28.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 23 min

What companies run services between Palo Alto, CA, USA and San Francisco Ferry Building, CA, USA?

Caltrain operates a train from Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min. Alternatively, SamTrans operates a bus from Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 1 h 39 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B to Mission St & 1st St
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to Mission St & John Daly Blvd
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Bus from Mission St & San Jose Ave to Market St & Steuart St
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$55 - $70
UberX
$55 - $70
WAV
$55 - $70
UberXL
$80 - $110
Select
$110 - $150
Black
$150 - $190
Black SUV
$170 - $210
Taxi from Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$190 - $230
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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