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There are 6 ways to get from Tiburon to Palo Alto by train, ferry, bus, 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

Caltrain  •  1h 27m

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Local / ...

$112 - $133

Cheapest option

Ferry, line 47 bus, Caltrain  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the ferry from Tiburon Ferry Terminal to Pier 41
  2. Take the line 47 bus from Powell St & Beach St to 4th St & Townsend St 47
  3. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain

$20 - $26

4 alternative options

Ferry, Caltrain  •  2h 14m

  1. Take the ferry from Tiburon Ferry to San Francisco Ferry Terminal Tf
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Local / ...

$22 - $24

Taxi  •  1h

  1. Take a taxi from Tiburon to Palo Alto 49.7 miles

$270 - $330

Drive  •  1h

  1. Drive from Tiburon to Palo Alto 49.7 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  1h

  1. Take an Uber from Tiburon to Palo Alto 49.7 miles

$60 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tiburon to Palo Alto is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 1h.

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The quickest way to get from Tiburon to Palo Alto is to taxi which costs $270 - $330 and takes 1h.

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The distance between Tiburon and Palo Alto is 35 miles. The road distance is 49.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Tiburon to Palo Alto without a car is to Caltrain which takes 1h 27m and costs $110 - $140.

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It takes approximately 1h 27m to get from Tiburon to Palo Alto, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tiburon to Palo Alto is 50 miles. It takes approximately 1h to drive from Tiburon to Palo Alto.

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There are 466+ hotels available in Palo Alto. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tiburon to Palo Alto.
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  • Distance: 34.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 27m

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

Caltrain operates a train from Tiburon to Palo Alto hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $9 and the journey takes 1h.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Bus from Powell St & Beach St to 4th St & Townsend St
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Ferry operators
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Ferry from Tiburon Ferry to San Francisco Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $13
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Tiburon to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$60 - $80
Assist
$60 - $80
UberX
$60 - $80
WAV
$60 - $80
UberXL
$100 - $130
Select
$150 - $200
Black
$210 - $260
Black SUV
$220 - $290
Taxi from Tiburon to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
1h
Estimated price
$270 - $330
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com

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