Palo Alto link is the affordable public transit rideshare service.  Better than a taxi or Uber!

Easy, affordable and eco-friendly rideshare in Palo Alto.

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Get around town with Palo Alto Link, the city's new public transportation rideshare service.

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All rides are FREE to/from the Stanford Research Park

Like a rideshare, but better.

Get convenient and affordable shared rides when you need them, just about anywhere in Palo Alto.

Travel around Palo Alto with an affordable rideshare service

Palo Alto Link is the city’s public transit rideshare service. When you’re ready to go, book a shared ride straight from your phone and get picked up in a sleek, comfortable vehicle. Commute, run errands, or get just about anywhere you need without breaking the bank.



$3.50 per ride.

Additional passengers: $1.75 each.

Youth, low-income, disabled & seniors: $1 each.

FREE rides to/from the Stanford Research Park.


Service hours: 

Monday to Friday 7am - 7pm.


Easy ways to pay:

Credit or debit card, exact cash onboard.

(no change given)



Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available.

How to ride Palo Alto Link.

3 easy steps to get on board in no time.

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Download the App Now for iOS and Android

1. Create an account

2. Book a ride.

3. Meet your driver.

Download the Palo Alto Link app from your preferred app store and follow the simple signup steps.

Enter your pickup and dropoff address. Choose the ride that works for you by tapping Book This Ride.  

Check the app to see your designated pickup point. It may be a short walk away, but it helps to cut down on detours and make your journey faster!

*Tap the accessibility icon in your profile to be able to request wheelchair vehicles.

No smartphone?Book a ride by calling 650-505-5772.

Take your first ride today.

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Want to drive for us?

Hybrid electric and electric vehicles make Palo Alto Link trips even more environmentally friendly.

Predictable earnings, flexible schedule. Earn up to $24.50/hour while driving with Via. Ready to join our global community of Driver Partners?

This project is supported by funds from the VTA's 2016 Measure B program.  

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