There are 6 ways to get from Pleasanton to Palo Alto 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

Train, Caltrain  •  1 h 44 min

  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

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Pld Pleasanton Station to Fmt Fremont Station Ace
  2. Take the bus from ACE at Tracks to 1072 Embarcadero @ Wildwood Ae-F / ...

$5 - $9

4 alternative options

Train, line 22 bus  •  2 h 4 min

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

$9 - $11

Taxi  •  40 min

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

$190 - $230

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Pleasanton to Palo Alto 34.1 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  40 min

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

$55 - $70

Questions & Answers

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 1 h 44 min.

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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 1 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 44 min 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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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 40 min to drive from Pleasanton to Palo Alto.

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There are 432+ hotels available in Palo Alto. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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

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 1 h 44 min.

Train operators
Altamont Corridor Express
Phone
1800-411-7245
Website
acerail.com
Train from Pld Pleasanton Station to Scc Santa Clara Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
acerail.com
Train from Pld Pleasanton Station to Fmt Fremont Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
acerail.com
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Stanford Marguerite Shuttle
Phone
+1 650-723-9362
Email
transportation@stanford.edu
Website
marguerite.stanford.edu
Bus from ACE at Tracks to 1072 Embarcadero @ Wildwood
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
transportation.stanford.edu
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Fremont Blvd:Baine Av to Embarcadero Rd:Wildwood Ln
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Santa Clara Caltrain Station to El Camino & Churchill
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Pleasanton to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$55 - $70
UberX
$55 - $70
WAV
$55 - $70
UberXL
$80 - $100
Select
$110 - $150
Black
$150 - $190
Black SUV
$170 - $210
Taxi from Pleasanton to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$190 - $230

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