There are 5 ways to get from Palo Alto to San Francisco Zoo by train, subway, 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, BART, line 57 bus  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Palo Alto Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Take the BART from Millbrae to Daly City
  3. Take the line 57 bus from Daly City Bart Station to Skyline Blvd & Lake Merced Blvd 57

$12 - $16

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to Daly City BART-Bay 3 Ecr

$6 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Palo Alto to San Francisco Zoo 33.2 miles

$180 - $230

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Palo Alto to San Francisco Zoo 33.2 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  40 min

  1. Take an Uber from Palo Alto to San Francisco Zoo 33.2 miles

$50 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Palo Alto to San Francisco Zoo is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palo Alto to San Francisco Zoo is to taxi which costs $180 - $230 and takes 40 min.

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The distance between Palo Alto and San Francisco Zoo is 28 miles. The road distance is 33.2 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to get from Palo Alto to San Francisco Zoo, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palo Alto to San Francisco Zoo. However, there are services departing from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 and arriving at Skyline Blvd & Lake Merced Blvd via Daly City Bart Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 46 min.

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

SamTrans operates a bus from Palo Alto to San Francisco Zoo every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Palo Alto Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Millbrae to Daly City
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Bus from Daly City Bart Station to Skyline Blvd & Lake Merced Blvd
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to Daly City BART-Bay 3
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Palo Alto to San Francisco Zoo
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$70 - $95
ASSIST
$50 - $70
uberX
$50 - $70
WAV
$50 - $70
uberXL
$75 - $100
SELECT
$110 - $140
BLACK
$140 - $190
SUV
$160 - $210
Taxi from Palo Alto to San Francisco Zoo
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$180 - $230
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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