There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Los Altos by train, bus, night bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Caltrain, line 522 bus  •  49 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Bullet / ...
  2. Take the line 522 bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to El Camino & Showers 522 / ...

$6 - $7

6 alternative options

Night bus  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the night bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 397

$7 - $8

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Los Altos 25.2 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Los Altos 25.2 miles

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  28 min

  1. Take a town car from San Francisco Airport to Los Altos 25.2 miles

$120 - $170

Shuttle  •  28 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco Airport to Los Altos

$50 - $75

Uber  •  28 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Los Altos 25.2 miles

$40 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Los Altos is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Los Altos is to taxi which takes 28 min and costs $140 - $170.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Los Altos is 35 km. The road distance is 40 km.

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It takes approximately 49 min to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Los Altos, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Los Altos. However, there are services departing from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level and arriving at San Antonio & Almond via Palo Alto Caltrain Station and Showers & Latham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 26 min.

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What companies run services between San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA and Los Altos, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Los Altos. However, you can take the Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain, take the walk to Palo Alto Caltrain Station, then take the line 522 bus to El Camino & Showers. Alternatively, SamTrans operates a vehicle from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Los Altos hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 1 h 22 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to El Camino & Showers
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Night bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Los Altos
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$70 - $90
ASSIST
$40 - $55
uberX
$40 - $55
WAV
$40 - $55
uberXL
$60 - $75
SELECT
$80 - $110
BLACK
$110 - $140
SUV
$120 - $160
Taxi from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Los Altos
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from San Francisco Airport to Los Altos
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Shuttle from San Francisco Airport to Los Altos
Estimated price
$50 - $75

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