There are 6 ways to get from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto by train, bus, taxi, car, towncar or foot

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Caltrain  •  13 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Sunnyvale Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain Local / ...

$4 - $5

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Line 522 bus  •  27 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from El Camino & Pastoria to El Camino & California 22 / ...

$2

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto 9.8 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  13 min

  1. Drive from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto 9.8 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  13 min

  1. Take an Uber from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto 9.8 miles

$17 - $23

Walk  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Walk from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto 9.1 miles

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from El Camino & Pastoria and arriving at El Camino & California. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sunnyvale Caltrain and arriving at California Ave Caltrain. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 min.

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The distance between Sunnyvale and Palo Alto is 8 miles. The road distance is 9.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto without a car is to Caltrain which takes 13 min and costs .

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The Caltrain from Sunnyvale Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain takes 13 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Sunnyvale to Palo Alto bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from El Camino & Pastoria station.

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Sunnyvale to Palo Alto train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from Sunnyvale Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto is to Caltrain which takes 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 522 bus, which costs and takes 27 min.

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Sunnyvale to Palo Alto bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at El Camino & California station.

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Sunnyvale to Palo Alto train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at California Ave Caltrain station.

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Map of how to get from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto.
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  • Distance: 7.8 miles
  • Duration: 13 min

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

Caltrain operates a train from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $5 and the journey takes 13 min. Alternatively, Santa Clara VTA operates a bus from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 27 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Sunnyvale Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Pastoria to El Camino & California
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$17 - $23
UberX
$17 - $23
WAV
$17 - $23
UberXL
$24 - $35
Select
$30 - $45
Black
$40 - $55
Black SUV
$50 - $65
Taxi from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
13 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Sunnyvale to Palo Alto is 10 miles. It takes approximately 13 min to drive from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto.

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