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

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

Caltrain  •  13 min

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

$2 - $4

Cheapest option

Line 522 bus  •  30 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 - $24

Walk  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Walk from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto 9.1 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto is to Caltrain which costs $2 - $4 and takes 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 Caltrain from Sunnyvale Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain takes 13 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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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 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sunnyvale Caltrain and arriving at California Ave Caltrain. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 min.

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

Caltrain operates a train from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 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 30 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Sunnyvale Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Pastoria to El Camino & California
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
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 - $24
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$60 - $80
ASSIST
$17 - $24
uberX
$17 - $24
WAV
$17 - $24
uberXL
$25 - $35
SELECT
$35 - $45
BLACK
$40 - $60
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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