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There are 6 ways to get from Pleasanton to Palo Alto by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train, Caltrain  •  1h 44m

  1. Take the train from Pld Pleasanton Station to Scc Santa Clara Station Ace
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain Local / ...

$11 - $15

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Train, line 22 bus  •  2h 4m

  1. Take the train from Pld Pleasanton Station to Scc Santa Clara Station Ace
  2. Take the line 22 bus from Santa Clara Transit Center to El Camino & Churchill 22

$9 - $14

4 alternative options

Line 97 bus, bus  •  3h 16m

  1. Take the line 97 bus from Bay Fair BART Station to Union City BART Station 97 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Union City BART Station to University Av:Middlefield Rd Db

$11 - $12

Taxi  •  40m

  1. Take a taxi from Pleasanton to Palo Alto 34.1 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  40m

  1. Drive from Pleasanton to Palo Alto 34.1 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  40m

  1. Take an Uber from Pleasanton to Palo Alto 34.1 miles

$45 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Pleasanton to Palo Alto is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Pleasanton to Palo Alto is to taxi which costs $190 - $230 and takes 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Pleasanton station to Palo Alto. However, there are services departing from Pld Pleasanton Station and arriving at California Ave Caltrain via Santa Clara Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 44m.

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The distance between Pleasanton and Palo Alto is 21 miles. The road distance is 34.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Pleasanton to Palo Alto without a car is to train and Caltrain which takes 1h 44m and costs $11 - $15.

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It takes approximately 1h 44m to get from Pleasanton to Palo Alto, including transfers.

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Pleasanton to Palo Alto train services, operated by Altamont Corridor Express, arrive at Pld Pleasanton Station.

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The best way to get from Pleasanton to Palo Alto is to train and Caltrain which takes 1h 44m and costs $11 - $15. Alternatively, you can line 97 bus and bus, which costs $11 - $12 and takes 3h 16m.

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Pleasanton to Palo Alto train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at California Ave Caltrain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pleasanton to Palo Alto is 34 miles. It takes approximately 40m to drive from Pleasanton to Palo Alto.

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Map of how to get from Pleasanton to Palo Alto.
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  • Distance: 21.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 44m

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

You can take a train from Pleasanton to Palo Alto via Scc Santa Clara Station and Santa Clara Caltrain in around 1h 44m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pleasanton to Palo Alto via East Dublin Pleasanton Bart, Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station, Bay Fair BART Station, Bay Fair BART Station, and Union City BART Station in around 3h 16m.

Train operators
Altamont Corridor Express
Phone
1800-411-7245
Website
acerail.com
Train from Pld Pleasanton Station to Scc Santa Clara Station
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
ACE
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Santa Clara Transit Center to El Camino & Churchill
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Bay Fair BART Station to Union City BART Station
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Bus from Union City BART Station to University Av:Middlefield Rd
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Pleasanton to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
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uber.com
UberPool
$50 - $70
Assist
$45 - $60
UberX
$45 - $60
WAV
$45 - $60
UberXL
$70 - $90
Select
$110 - $140
Black
$150 - $190
Black SUV
$160 - $210
Taxi from Pleasanton to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
40m
Estimated price
$190 - $230

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