Palo Alto Shuttle

The City of Palo Alto’s Shuttle is free and open to everyone. All shuttles are wheelchair accessible but wheelchairs must have a working brake system. Shuttles are also equipped with bicycle racks on the exterior of the vehicle and can accommodate up to two conventional bicycles. Shuttle stops are marked with a “Palo Alto Shuttle” sign, a sticker on a regular VTA bus stop sign, or a “Shuttle” decal on a stop sign pole in residential areas.

epa-smallThe cities of Palo Alto and East Palo Alto partnered to introduce a new community shuttle route for residents that began on July 1, 2014. The EPA/Caltrain Shuttle links the City of East Palo Alto Woodland-Newell neighborhoods with the City of Palo Alto University Avenue/Downtown area. The route includes the Palo Alto shuttle programs first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicle and operates seven days per week (except on certain holidays) from 6AM to 9PM. MV Transportation operates the East Palo Alto/Caltrain shuttle, is managed by the City of Palo Alto, and funded by the City of East Palo Alto.
East Palo Alto/Caltrain Schedule (effective July 1, 2014)
embar-smallThe Embarcadero Shuttle, operated by the Caltrain Commuter Shuttle Program, provides peak hour service between the University Avenue Caltrain Station and the Baylands Business Parks east of Highway 101/Embarcadero. Local schools and community facilities are also served in between including Palo Alto High School, Jordan Middle School and Castilleja School. The Embarcadero Shuttle runs approximately every 15 minutes, Monday through Friday from the Palo Alto Caltrain station to the Embarcadero/Baylands during commute hours (7AM to 10AM and 3:30PM to 7:00PM) and is coordinated with the Caltrain schedule.
Embarcadero Shuttle Schedule (effective October 6,2014)
xtown-smallThe Crosstown Shuttle operated by MV Transportation and managed by the City of Palo Alto, connects the University Avenue/Downtown to South Palo Alto at Charleston Road. The Crosstown Shuttle traverses several residential neighborhoods, schools, senior residences, libraries, recreation centers, and commercial districts helping to link public service areas within the community. A Special School run operates during the morning and afternoons to help encourage alternative transportation options for students.
Crosstown Shuttle Schedule (effective April 1, 2015)

Additional Transit Information in Palo Alto:

Stanford Marguerite Shuttle – Marguerite is Stanford’s free public shuttle service, which travels around campus and connects to nearby transit, shopping, dining, and entertainment. [more]

VTA – The Valley Transportation Authority provides low cost fare based transit service for residents in Santa Clara County. [more]