There are 7 ways to get from Palo Alto to Sausalito by train, 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, bus, Marin Airporter  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Palo Alto Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Take the bus from Millbrae BART-Bay 12 West Busway to SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level Sfo
  3. Take the Marin Airporter from San Francisco Airport to Spencer Ave. Sausalito

$25 - $28

Cheapest option

Bus, line 30 bus  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to San Bruno BART-Bay 5 Ecr
  2. Take the line 30 bus from Mission St & 5th St to Bridgeway & Turney St 30

$8 - $11

5 alternative options

Bus, line 398 bus, Marin Airporter  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B Ecr
  2. Take the line 398 bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B to SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level 398 / ...
  3. Take the Marin Airporter from San Francisco Airport to Spencer Ave. Sausalito

$24 - $25

Caltrain, line 30 bus  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the line 30 bus from Mission St & 5th St to Bridgeway & Turney St 30

$12 - $15

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Palo Alto to Sausalito 42.1 miles

$230 - $280

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Palo Alto to Sausalito 42.1 miles

$4 - $6

Uber  •  51 min

  1. Take an Uber from Palo Alto to Sausalito 42.1 miles

$65 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Palo Alto to Sausalito is to drive which costs $4 - $6 and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palo Alto to Sausalito is to taxi which costs $230 - $280 and takes 51 min.

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The distance between Palo Alto and Sausalito is 35 miles. The road distance is 42.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to get from Palo Alto to Sausalito, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palo Alto to Sausalito. However, there are services departing from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 and arriving at Spencer Ave. Sausalito via Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B and San Francisco Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 7 min.

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

You can take a bus from Palo Alto to Sausalito via Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B, SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level, and San Francisco Airport in around 2 h 7 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
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
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Millbrae BART-Bay 12 West Busway to SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B to SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to San Bruno BART-Bay 5
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Marin Airporter
Website
marinairporter.com
Bus from San Francisco Airport to Spencer Ave. Sausalito
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
marinairporter.com
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Mission St & 5th St to Bridgeway & Turney St
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Palo Alto to Sausalito
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$75 - $100
ASSIST
$65 - $85
uberX
$65 - $85
WAV
$65 - $85
uberXL
$95 - $120
SELECT
$130 - $170
BLACK
$180 - $240
SUV
$210 - $260
Taxi from Palo Alto to Sausalito
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$230 - $280
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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