There are 6 ways to get from Walnut Creek to Palo Alto by subway, train, 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

BART, Caltrain  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Antioch - SFIA/Millbrae
  2. Bullet / ...

$13 - $19

Cheapest option

BART, bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Antioch - SFIA/Millbrae
  2. Ecr

$8 - $10

4 alternative options

BART, Caltrain via California Ave Caltrain  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Antioch - SFIA/Millbrae
  2. Local / ...

$13 - $19

Taxi  •  56 min

  1. 48.1 miles

$260 - $320

Drive  •  56 min

  1. 48.1 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  56 min

  1. 48.1 miles

$75 - $95

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

There is no direct connection from Walnut Creek to Palo Alto. However, you can take the BART to Millbrae, take the walk to Millbrae Caltrain, then take the Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Walnut Creek to Palo Alto via Millbrae and Millbrae Caltrain in around 2 h 13 min.

Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Walnut Creek to Millbrae
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from Walnut Creek to San Bruno
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Walnut Creek to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$75 - $100
ASSIST
$75 - $95
uberX
$75 - $95
WAV
$75 - $95
uberXL
$110 - $140
SELECT
$150 - $200
BLACK
$210 - $270
SUV
$230 - $300
Taxi from Walnut Creek to Palo Alto
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$260 - $320
Vallejo City Taxi Cab
Phone
+1 707-643-3333
Website
citytaxicabvallejo.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Walnut Creek and Palo Alto is 52 km. The road distance is 77 km.

The cheapest way to get from Walnut Creek to Palo Alto is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 56 min.

The quickest way to get from Walnut Creek to Palo Alto is to taxi which takes 56 min and costs $260 - $320.

It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to get from Walnut Creek to Palo Alto, including transfers.