There are 5 ways to get from San Jose to Palo Alto by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from San Jose to Palo Alto is to line 522 bus which costs $2 and takes 1 h 9 min.
The quickest way to get from San Jose to Palo Alto is to taxi which costs $95 - $120 and takes 20 min.
The distance between San Jose and Palo Alto is 15 miles. The road distance is 17.1 miles.
The Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain takes 28 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santa Clara & 1St and arriving at El Camino & California. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 9 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Jose Diridon Caltrain and arriving at California Ave Caltrain. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 28 min.
What companies run services between San Jose, CA, USA and Palo Alto, CA, USA?
Caltrain operates a train from San Jose to Palo Alto every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 28 min. Alternatively, Santa Clara VTA operates a bus from San Jose to Palo Alto every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 1 h 9 min.
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain
- Ave. Duration
- 28 min
- Every 30 minutes
- Estimated price
- $4 - $6
- Schedules at
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