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There are 4 ways to get from Roseville to Palo Alto by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Roseville Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak Capitol Corridor

$40 - $87

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Bus  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Roseville to San Francisco, Ca 8307 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr

$21 - $46

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Roseville to Palo Alto 134.2 miles

$13 - $19

Bus, fly, Caltrain  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Taylor Rd & Eureka Rd to N St & 7Th St
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) SMF - SFO
  3. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain

$80 - $206

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The cheapest way to get from Roseville to Palo Alto is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Roseville to Palo Alto is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Roseville to Palo Alto. However, there are services departing from Roseville and arriving at Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 via Mission St & 1st St and San Bruno BART-Bay 9. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Roseville to Palo Alto. However, there are services departing from Roseville Amtrak and arriving at California Ave Caltrain via Santa Clara Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between Roseville and Palo Alto is 102 miles. The road distance is 134.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Roseville to Palo Alto without a car is to train which takes 4 h 12 min and costs $35 - $90.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Roseville to Palo Alto, including transfers.

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Roseville to Palo Alto bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Roseville station.

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Roseville to Palo Alto train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Roseville Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Roseville to Palo Alto is to train which takes 4 h 12 min and costs $35 - $90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $21 - $50 and takes 6 h 22 min.

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Map of how to get from Roseville to Palo Alto.
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  • Distance: 102.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Roseville to Palo Alto twice a week. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Roseville to Palo Alto via San Francisco, Ca, Mission St & 1st St, and San Bruno BART-Bay 9 in around 6 h 22 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Roseville Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Roseville to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Roseville Transit
Phone
+1 916-774-5200
Email
egov@roseville.ca.us
Website
roseville.ca.us
Bus from Taylor Rd & Eureka Rd to N St & 7Th St
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
roseville.ca.us

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The quickest flight from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Roseville to Palo Alto bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 station.

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Roseville to Palo Alto train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Clara Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Roseville to Palo Alto is 134 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to drive from Roseville to Palo Alto.

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United Airlines offers flights from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 421+ hotels available in Palo Alto. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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