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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, Marin Airporter  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Palo Alto Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the Marin Airporter from San Francisco Airport to Spencer Ave. Sausalito

$26 - $30

Cheapest option

Bus, line 14 bus  •  4 h 20 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 Mission St & 5th St 14 / ...

$8 - $11

5 alternative options

Bus, line 398 bus, Marin Airporter  •  2 h 10 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 43 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 - $16

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

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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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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 10 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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The best way to get from Palo Alto to Sausalito without a car is to Caltrain and Marin Airporter which takes 1 h 36 min and costs $26 - $30.

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It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to get from Palo Alto to Sausalito, including transfers.

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Palo Alto to Sausalito bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 station.

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Palo Alto to Sausalito bus services, operated by Marin Airporter, arrive at Spencer Ave. Sausalito station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palo Alto to Sausalito is 42 miles. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Palo Alto to Sausalito.

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There are 553+ hotels available in Sausalito. Prices start at $110 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Palo Alto to Sausalito.
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  • Distance: 34.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 36 min

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 10 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Palo Alto Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from California Ave Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
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
SamTrans
Website
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
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
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
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Mission St & 5th St to Bridgeway & Turney St
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Bus from Mission St & San Jose Ave to Mission St & 5th St
Ave. Duration
50 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 Sausalito
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$65 - $85
UberX
$65 - $85
WAV
$65 - $85
UberXL
$100 - $130
Select
$140 - $180
Black
$180 - $240
Black 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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