Palo Alto transportation information

StatisticPalo AltoCaliforniaNational
Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (3)27354
Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (14)135711
Average one way commute22min28min26min
Workers who carpool6.6%11.1%9.6%
Workers taking public transportation5.6%5.2%5.1%
Workers who walk to work5.4%2.7%2.8%
Working from home7.7%5.3%4.4%

Did you know?

  • There are 3 airports and 14 Amtrak train stations within 30 miles of the Palo Alto city center.
  • The average travel time to work in Palo Alto is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The number of people who take public transportation in Palo Alto is 10% higher than the national average.
  • The number of people who carpool to work in Palo Alto is 32% lower than the national average.
  • The number of people who work from home in Palo Alto is 77% higher than the national average.

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Amtrak stations within 30 miles of Palo Alto

Santa Clara-great America
Foot Of Stars & Stripes Dr.
Santa Clara CA 95054
amtrack map
Station Information
  • Located 11.6 miles from Palo Alto city center
  • This Amtrak station is open
  • Has no ticket office
  • Does not handle checked baggage
  • Luggage assistance not available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path available
  • No public restrooms available
  • No food service facilities
  • No automated teller machines available
  • No public transit connection available
  • No public telephones in the station
Freemont-mission San Jose
Mission Blvd. & I-680
Fremont CA 94539
amtrack map
Station Information
  • Located 13.8 miles from Palo Alto city center
  • Served by a thruway bus, not by a train
  • Has no ticket office
  • Does not handle checked baggage
  • Luggage assistance not available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No public restrooms available
  • No food service facilities
  • No automated teller machines available
  • Public transit connection available
  • Public telephones in the station
San Jose
65 Cahill St.
San Jose CA 95110
amtrack map
Station Information
  • Located 15.2 miles from Palo Alto city center
  • This Amtrak station is open
  • Has a ticket office
  • Handles checked baggage
  • Luggage assistance not available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Public restrooms available
  • No food service facilities
  • No automated teller machines available
  • Public transit connection available
  • Public telephones in the station
Hayward
22555 Meekland Ave.
Hayward CA 94541
amtrack map
Station Information
  • Located 15.6 miles from Palo Alto city center
  • This Amtrak station is open
  • Has no ticket office
  • Does not handle checked baggage
  • Luggage assistance not available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No public restrooms available
  • No food service facilities
  • No automated teller machines available
  • No public transit connection available
  • Public telephones in the station
Millbrae
Millbrae Ave. & California Dr.
Millbrae CA 94030
amtrack map
Station Information
  • Located 17 miles from Palo Alto city center
  • Served by a thruway bus, not by a train
  • Has no ticket office
  • Does not handle checked baggage
  • Luggage assistance not available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No public restrooms available
  • No food service facilities
  • No automated teller machines available
  • Public transit connection available
  • Public telephones in the station
San Francisco Int'l Airpo
San Francisco International Airport
San Bruno CA 94066
amtrack map
Station Information
  • Located 17.8 miles from Palo Alto city center
  • Served by a thruway bus, not by a train
  • Has no ticket office
  • Does not handle checked baggage
  • Luggage assistance not available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Public restrooms available
  • Snack bar available
  • No automated teller machines available
  • Public transit connection available
  • Public telephones in the station
East Dublin-pleasanton
Owens Dr. At Bart Way
Pleasanton CA 94588
amtrack map
Station Information
  • Located 22.2 miles from Palo Alto city center
  • Served by a thruway bus, not by a train
  • Has no ticket office
  • Does not handle checked baggage
  • Luggage assistance not available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No public restrooms available
  • No food service facilities
  • No automated teller machines available
  • No public transit connection available
  • No public telephones in the station
Oakland
245 2nd St.
Oakland CA 94607
amtrack map
Station Information
  • Located 25.2 miles from Palo Alto city center
  • This Amtrak station is open
  • Has a ticket office
  • Handles checked baggage
  • Luggage assistance available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Public restrooms available
  • Vending machine available
  • No automated teller machines available
  • Public transit connection available
  • Public telephones in the station
San Francisco Shopping
835 Market St.
San Francisco CA 94103
amtrack map
Station Information
  • Located 27.5 miles from Palo Alto city center
  • Served by a thruway bus, not by a train
  • Has no ticket office
  • Does not handle checked baggage
  • Luggage assistance not available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No public restrooms available
  • Snack bar available
  • No automated teller machines available
  • Public transit connection available
  • Public telephones in the station
San Francisco-financial
California & Drumm Sts.
San Francisco CA 94111
amtrack map
Station Information
  • Located 27.8 miles from Palo Alto city center
  • Served by a thruway bus, not by a train
  • Has no ticket office
  • Does not handle checked baggage
  • Luggage assistance not available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No public restrooms available
  • Full food service available
  • No automated teller machines available
  • Public transit connection available
  • Public telephones in the station
San Francisco
31 The Embarcadero
San Francisco CA 94111
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Station Information
  • Located 27.8 miles from Palo Alto city center
  • Served by a thruway bus, not by a train
  • Has a ticket office
  • Handles checked baggage
  • Luggage assistance not available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Public restrooms available
  • Full food service available
  • No automated teller machines available
  • Public transit connection available
  • Public telephones in the station
Livermore
720 Las Flores Dr.
Livermore CA 94550
amtrack map
Station Information
  • Located 28.5 miles from Palo Alto city center
  • Served by a thruway bus, not by a train
  • Has no ticket office
  • Does not handle checked baggage
  • Luggage assistance not available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Public restrooms available
  • Full food service available
  • No automated teller machines available
  • Public transit connection available
  • Public telephones in the station
Emeryville
5885 Landregan St.
Emeryville CA 94608
amtrack map
Station Information
  • Located 28.5 miles from Palo Alto city center
  • This Amtrak station is open
  • Has a ticket office
  • Handles checked baggage
  • Luggage assistance not available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Public restrooms available
  • Snack bar available
  • No automated teller machines available
  • Public transit connection available
  • Public telephones in the station
San Francisco Fishermans
Pier 39
San Francisco CA 94133
amtrack map
Station Information
  • Located 29 miles from Palo Alto city center
  • Served by a thruway bus, not by a train
  • Has no ticket office
  • Does not handle checked baggage
  • Luggage assistance not available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No public restrooms available
  • Full food service available
  • No automated teller machines available
  • Public transit connection available
  • Public telephones in the station

Airports within 30 miles of Palo Alto

Airport NameAirport AddressDistance (miles)City/State
Norman Y. Mineta San Jos� International Airport1661 Airport Blvd13.6San Jose, CA
Metropolitan Oakland International Airport1 Airport Dr19.1Oakland, CA
San Francisco International AirportS McDonnell Rd & S Link Rd27.3San Francisco, CA
Source: The Palo Alto, CA transportation data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.