There are 6 ways to get from Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building by train, tram, bus, 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

Caltrain, tram  •  58 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 & Folsom St N / ...

$9 - $11

Cheapest option

Bus, line 14 bus  •  3 h 9 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

4 alternative options

Caltrain  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Local / ...

$10 - $11

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

$50 - $65

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 every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building via Mission St & John Daly Blvd, Mission St & San Jose Ave, and Market St & Steuart St in around 3 h 9 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 & Folsom St
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to Mission St & John Daly Blvd
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 10 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
57 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
$50 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$65 - $90
ASSIST
$50 - $65
uberX
$50 - $65
WAV
$50 - $65
uberXL
$75 - $100
SELECT
$110 - $140
BLACK
$150 - $190
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Palo Alto and San Francisco Ferry Building is 45 km. The road distance is 55 km.

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

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

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 Market St & Steuart St via Mission St & San Jose Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 9 min.

It takes approximately 58 min to get from Palo Alto to San Francisco Ferry Building, including transfers.

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