There are 6 ways to get from Sacramento to Palo Alto Caltrain Station by train, subway, bus, car or plane

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  •  3 h 35 min

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

$37 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus, BART  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from 9th St and L St to Pleasant Hill BART Station
  2. Take the BART from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre to San Bruno
  3. Take the bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 8 Outer Busway to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr

$18 - $25

4 alternative options

Train, BART  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak Capitol Corridor
  2. Take the BART from Richmond to Millbrae Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae

$39 - $74

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Union City BART to Palo Alto Transit Center Db

$29 - $56

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Palo Alto Caltrain Station 115.2 miles

$11 - $17

Bus, fly  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) SMF - SFO

$78 - $201

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Palo Alto Caltrain Station is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to Palo Alto Caltrain Station is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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The distance between Sacramento and Palo Alto Caltrain Station is 87 miles. The road distance is 115.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Sacramento to Palo Alto Caltrain Station, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento to Palo Alto Caltrain Station. However, there are services departing from Sacramento, Ca and arriving at Palo Alto Transit Center via Oakland, Ca, Hayward BART Station and Union City BART. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sacramento to Palo Alto Caltrain Station. However, there are services departing from Sacramento Amtrak and arriving at Palo Alto Caltrain via Santa Clara Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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What companies run services between Sacramento, CA, USA and Palo Alto Caltrain Station, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Sacramento to Palo Alto Caltrain Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sacramento to Palo Alto Caltrain Station via Oakland, Ca, Hayward, Ca, Hayward BART Station, and Union City BART in around 4 h 25 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Richmond to Millbrae
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre to San Bruno
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Union City BART to Palo Alto Transit Center
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from 9th St and L St to Pleasant Hill BART Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
fasttransit.org
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 8 Outer Busway to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Yolobus
Phone
+1 530-666-2877
Website
yolobus.com
Bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
yolobus.com

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