There are 5 ways to get from Union Square to Palo Alto by train, night bus, taxi, car or towncar
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What companies run services between Union Square, CA, USA and Palo Alto, CA, USA?
Caltrain operates a train from Union Square to Palo Alto every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $8 and the journey takes 40 min.
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
- Ave. Duration
- 40 min
- Every 30 minutes
- Estimated price
- $6 - $8
- Schedules at
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Questions & Answers
The distance between Union Square and Palo Alto is 45 km. The road distance is 54 km.
The cheapest way to get from Union Square to Palo Alto is to night bus which costs $3 - $5 and takes 2 h 3 min.
The quickest way to get from Union Square to Palo Alto is to taxi which takes 37 min and costs $180 - $230.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at Palo Alto Caltrain. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.
Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Mission St & 5th St and arriving at Willow Rd & Blackburn Ave. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 54 min.
The Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain takes 40 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.