There are 7 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.

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Line 35 bus, BART, bus  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the line 35 bus from San Ramon Transit Center to BART Dublin/Pleasanton 35 / ...
  2. Take the BART from Dublin/Pleasanton to Bay Fair
  3. Take the BART from Bay Fair to Union City
  4. Take the bus from Union City BART to Middlefield Rd:Willow Rd Db

$9 - $11

6 alternative options

Bus, BART  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Sunset Dr/Bishop Dr to BART Walnut Creek 96X
  2. Take the BART from Walnut Creek to Millbrae Antioch - SFIA/Millbrae

$15 - $21

Line 21 bus, BART, bus  •  3 h 22 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 to San Bruno
  3. Take the bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 8 Outer Busway to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr

$9 - $13

Line 21 bus, BART, Caltrain  •  3 h 27 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 to Millbrae
  3. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain

$15 - $21

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

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The cheapest way to get from San Ramon to Palo Alto is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Ramon to Palo Alto is to taxi which costs $180 - $220 and takes 44 min.

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

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It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to get from San Ramon to Palo Alto, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from San Ramon to Palo Alto. However, you can take the line 35 bus to BART Dublin/Pleasanton, take the walk to Dublin/Pleasanton, take the BART to Bay Fair, take the BART to Union City, take the walk to Union City BART, then take the bus to Middlefield Rd:Willow Rd. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from San Ramon to Palo Alto via BART Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, Millbrae, and Millbrae Caltrain in around 3 h 1 min.

Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Dublin/Pleasanton to Bay Fair
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from Bay Fair to Union City
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from Walnut Creek to Millbrae
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from Walnut Creek to San Bruno
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
County Connection
Website
cccta.org
Bus from San Ramon Transit Center to BART Dublin/Pleasanton
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
cccta.org
Bus from Sunset Dr/Bishop Dr to BART Walnut Creek
Ave. Duration
33 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 Middlefield Rd:Willow Rd
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.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
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
POOL
$70 - $95
ASSIST
$50 - $65
uberX
$50 - $65
WAV
$50 - $65
uberXL
$75 - $95
SELECT
$100 - $130
BLACK
$140 - $180
SUV
$160 - $200
Taxi from San Ramon to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220

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