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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 13 min

  1. Take the BART from Walnut Creek BART Station to Millbrae BART Station Yellow
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Local / ...

$14 - $20

Cheapest option

BART, bus  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the BART from Walnut Creek BART Station to San Bruno BART Station Yellow
  2. Take the bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr

$8 - $10

4 alternative options

BART, bus, line 398 bus  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the BART from Walnut Creek BART Station to 19th St. Oakland BART Station
  2. Take the bus from Thomas L Berkley Way to Salesforce Transit Center Nl
  3. Take the line 398 bus from Mission St & 1st St to San Bruno BART-Bay 7 Outer Busway 398
  4. Take the bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr

$10 - $14

Taxi  •  56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Walnut Creek to Palo Alto 48.1 miles

$260 - $320

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Walnut Creek to Palo Alto 48.1 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  56 min

  1. Take an Uber from Walnut Creek to Palo Alto 48.1 miles

$70 - $95

Questions & Answers

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

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

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The distance between Walnut Creek and Palo Alto is 33 miles. The road distance is 48.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Walnut Creek to Palo Alto without a car is to BART and Caltrain which takes 2 h 13 min and costs $14 - $20.

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It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to get from Walnut Creek to Palo Alto, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Walnut Creek to Palo Alto is 48 miles. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from Walnut Creek to Palo Alto.

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There are 421+ hotels available in Palo Alto. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Walnut Creek to Palo Alto.
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  • Distance: 32.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 13 min

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 BART Station, 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 San Bruno BART Station and San Bruno BART-Bay 9 in around 2 h 48 min.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Walnut Creek BART Station to Millbrae BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Walnut Creek BART Station to San Bruno BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Walnut Creek BART Station to 19th St. Oakland BART Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 9 to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & 1st St to San Bruno BART-Bay 7 Outer Busway
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Thomas L Berkley Way to Salesforce Transit Center
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
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
$70 - $95
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$60 - $80
Assist
$70 - $95
UberX
$70 - $95
WAV
$70 - $95
UberXL
$110 - $140
Select
$150 - $200
Black
$210 - $270
Black SUV
$230 - $290
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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