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Samtrans

Purdue/Fordham to Palo Alto Transit Center and Stanford Mall via Pulgas, E Bayshore, Donohue, Woodland, University, Lytton

Day

Mon-Fri

Hours

5:35am – 10:19pm

Sat-Sun

8:25am – 8:11pm

Frequency

60 min

60 min

Onetta Harris Comm. Center

to Palo Alto Transit Center

and Stanford Mall via Newbridge, University, Lytton 

Day

Mon-Fri

Hours

6:00am – 10:31pm

Sat-Sun

8:03am – 7:36pm

Frequency

30 min

30 min

Daly City BART to Palo Alto Transit Center via El Camino Real (stops at all Caltrain and BART stations)

Day

Mon-Fri

Hours

4:40am – 1:50am

Sat

5:41am – 2:23am

Frequency

16-20 min

20-30 min

Scoop

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VTA

Santa Clara Transit Center to Arboretum & Sand Hill via Monroe, Evelyn, Mountain View Transit Center, Middlefield, and Palo Alto Transit Center

Day

Mon-Fri

Hours

5:36am – 9:48pm

Sat

8:37am – 7:20pm

Frequency

7-13 min

6-10 min

Sun

9:37am – 6:20pm

6-10 min

Eastridge Transit Center to Palo Alto Transit Center via Santa Clara, The Alameda, El Camino Real

Day

Mon-Fri

Hours

5:23am – 11:01pm

Sat

5:58am – 11:09pm

Frequency

12-21 min

20-22 min

Sun

5:59am – 10:08pm

20-22 min

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AC Transit

Union City BART to Palo Alto Transit Center and Stanford Mall via Decoto Road, Willow, Middlefield, Lytton

Day

Hours

Frequency

Mon-Fri

5:25am – 7:38pm

30 min

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Marguerite Shuttle

Palo Alto Transit Center to Stanford Research Park via El Camino Real, Page Mill, Porter, Hillview, Arastradero, and Deer Creek 

Day

Hours

Frequency

10-16 min

6:54am – 7:04pm

Mon-Fri

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Palo Alto Link (PAL)

Palo Alto Link is the City’s new rideshare service. Rides are available Monday-Friday between 8am-6pm. Book rides directly from your smartphone (search "Palo Alto Link" in the App Store or Google Play), or by making a simple phone call (650-505-5772).​

  • Get picked up in a sleek eco-friendly vehicle.

  • Go shopping, commute, or get to appointments without needing to drive.

  • The service area includes Stanford Shopping Mall, Stanford Hospital, and Stanford Research Park. Excluded areas are Stanford University, areas north of Bayshore, and south of the 280 Freeway. 

  • Student, senior, disabled, and low-income riders only pay $1.00 (cash or mobile pay accepted).

  • Standard fares are $3.50 per trip (cash or mobile pay accepted). Add additional passengers to your ride for $1.75 each.​

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