There are 7 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. Take the BART from Walnut Creek BART Station to Millbrae BART Station Antioch - SFIA/Millbrae
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Bullet / ...

$14 - $20

Cheapest option

BART, bus  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the BART from Walnut Creek BART Station to San Bruno BART Station Antioch - SFIA/Millbrae
  2. Take the bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 8 Outer Busway to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr

$8 - $10

5 alternative options

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

  1. Take the BART from Walnut Creek BART Station to Millbrae BART Station Antioch - SFIA/Millbrae
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain Local / ...

$14 - $20

Line 6781 bus, line 99 bus, bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the line 6781 bus from Oakland, Ca to Hayward, Ca
  2. Take the line 99 bus from Hayward BART Station to Union City BART 99 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Union City BART to University Av:Middlefield Rd Db

$17 - $28

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

$75 - $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.

More details

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

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Walnut Creek to Palo Alto without a car is to BART and Caltrain which takes 2 h 1 min and costs $14 - $20.

More details

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

More details

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.

Get driving directions

There are 443+ hotels available in Palo Alto. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Walnut Creek to Palo Alto.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 32.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 1 min

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

You can take a bus from Walnut Creek to Palo Alto via 19th St. Oakland BART Station, Oakland, Ca, Hayward, Ca, Hayward BART Station, and Union City BART in around 3 h 10 min.

Train operators
BART
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
Schedules at
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
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to California Ave Caltrain
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 8 Outer Busway to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Hayward, Ca
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$8 - $12
Flexible
$14 - $18
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Hayward BART Station to Union City BART
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Bus from Union City BART to University Av:Middlefield Rd
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
$75 - $95
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$75 - $95
UberX
$75 - $95
WAV
$75 - $95
UberXL
$110 - $150
Select
$160 - $200
Black
$210 - $270
Black 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

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.