There are 8 ways to get from San Ramon to Palo Alto by bus, subway, train, 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

Line 35 bus, BART, bus  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 35 bus from Sunset Dr/Bishop Dr to BART Dublin/Pleasanton 35 / ...
  2. Take the BART from Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station to Bay Fair BART Station
  3. Take the BART from Bay Fair BART Station to Union City BART Station
  4. Take the bus from Union City BART to University Av:Middlefield Rd Db

$9 - $11

7 alternative options

Train, Caltrain  •  2 h 41 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 / ...

$13 - $17

Line 35 bus, BART, line 97 bus, bus  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the line 35 bus from Executive Pkwy/Bishop Dr to BART Dublin/Pleasanton 35 / ...
  2. Take the BART from Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station to Bay Fair BART Station
  3. Take the line 97 bus from Bay Fair BART Station to Union City BART 97 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Union City BART to University Av:Middlefield Rd Db

$11 - $12

Line 21 bus, BART, Caltrain  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the line 21 bus from San Ramon Valley Blvd/Fostoria Way to BART Walnut Creek 321 / ...
  2. Take the BART from Walnut Creek BART Station to Millbrae BART Station
  3. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain

$16 - $22

Line 21 bus, BART, bus  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the line 21 bus from San Ramon Valley Blvd/Fostoria Way to BART Walnut Creek 321 / ...
  2. Take the BART from Walnut Creek BART Station to San Bruno BART Station
  3. Take the bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr

$9 - $13

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Ramon to Palo Alto 32 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from San Ramon to Palo Alto 32 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  44 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Ramon to Palo Alto 32 miles

$50 - $65

Questions & Answers

The distance between San Ramon and Palo Alto is 25 miles. The road distance is 32 miles.

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The best way to get from San Ramon to Palo Alto without a car is to line 35 bus and BART and bus which takes 2 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from San Ramon to Palo Alto, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Ramon to Palo Alto is 32 miles. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from San Ramon to Palo Alto.

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Map of how to get from San Ramon to Palo Alto.
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  • Distance: 25.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

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

You can take a train from San Ramon to Palo Alto via Ace Train Station, Pld Pleasanton Station, Scc Santa Clara Station, and Santa Clara Caltrain in around 2 h 41 min.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station to Bay Fair BART Station
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Bay Fair BART Station to Union City BART Station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Walnut Creek BART Station to Millbrae BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Walnut Creek BART Station to San Bruno BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bart.gov
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
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
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
County Connection
Website
cccta.org
Bus from Sunset Dr/Bishop Dr to BART Dublin/Pleasanton
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
cccta.org
Bus from Executive Pkwy/Bishop Dr to BART Dublin/Pleasanton
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
cccta.org
Bus from San Ramon Valley Blvd/Fostoria Way to BART Walnut Creek
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
cccta.org
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Union City BART to University Av:Middlefield Rd
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Bus from Bay Fair BART Station to Union City BART
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
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
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Ramon to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$50 - $65
UberX
$50 - $65
WAV
$50 - $65
UberXL
$75 - $95
Select
$100 - $140
Black
$140 - $180
Black SUV
$160 - $200
Taxi from San Ramon to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220

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