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

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

Fly to San Jose  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to San Jose (SJC) SEA - SJC

$92 - $250

5 alternative options

Fly to San Francisco  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to San Francisco (SFO) SEA - SFO

$100 - $266

Fly to Oakland, BART, bus  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Oakland (OAK) SEA - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum to Union City
  3. Take the bus from Union City BART to Middlefield Rd:Willow Rd

$106 - $278

Bus  •  22 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Sacramento, Ca 1431
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca 8309 / ...

$103 - $243

Train  •  24 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$132 - $370

Drive  •  14 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Palo Alto 842.6 miles

$80 - $120

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Palo Alto, CA, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Seattle to Palo Alto hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seattle to Palo Alto via Sacramento, Ca, Oakland, Ca, Hayward, Ca, Hayward BART Station, and Union City BART in around 22 h 36 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Seattle to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Virgin America
Website
virginamerica.com
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Union City
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
bart.gov
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
24 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Bus operators
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Seattle to Palo Alto?

The distance between Seattle and Palo Alto is 1130 km. The road distance is 1348 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Seattle to Palo Alto?

The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Palo Alto is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 14 h 25 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Seattle to Palo Alto?

The quickest way to get from Seattle to Palo Alto is to fly which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $90 - $250.

Is there a direct train between Seattle and Palo Alto?

No, there is no direct train from Seattle to Palo Alto. However, there are services departing from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak and arriving at California Ave Caltrain via San Jose Diridon Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 57 min.

Is there a direct bus between Seattle and Palo Alto?

No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Palo Alto. However, there are services departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Middlefield Rd:Willow Rd via Sacramento, Ca, Oakland, Ca, Hayward BART Station and Union City BART. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 36 min.

How long does it take to get from Seattle to Palo Alto?

It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Seattle to Palo Alto, including transfers.