Commute from Pleasanton to Amazon/A9 building near Palo Alto downtown

AT&T noWb66
Apr 15 23 Comments

Hello, for anyone commuting from Pleasanton to Palo Alto downtown everyday, could you share your experience? Is there a company shuttle available? Looking at housing options now and will move from east coast next month. Any comments will be very helpful.

Thanks in advance!

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  • Good luck! 😬 🤮 🤢
    Apr 15 4
    • AT&T noWb66
      OP
      Thanks. Hmm, wanted to change the sequence of the last two.. k
      Apr 15
    • I live in the border of north sj/Milpitas and it takes me 45mins fo sunnyvale. Add another hour if commuting from Pleasanton.
      Apr 15
    • AT&T noWb66
      OP
      Thanks for the info. I guess this is when I drive myself, am I right? That’s quite a bit of time indeed.
      Apr 15
    • This is during rush hour. If you are allowed to come in outside of that, then it might be better. If I go to Sunnyvale outside of rush hour it’s only 15mins.
      Apr 15
  • F5 Networks zapzap.
    Move to Mountain View of Sunnyvale - that long a commute isn’t worth it. Or take bart + Cal Train
    Apr 15 4
    • AT&T noWb66
      OP
      Yeah, it looks a long commute so I don’t want to drive everyday if I end up living there. I have young kids, so housing option and school in pleasanton look attractive. If I am alone, definitely mtv/sunnyvale makes more sense.
      Apr 15
    • Google 1234-/:;(
      Try cupertino. There are good schools there
      Apr 15
    • AT&T noWb66
      OP
      Thanks. Yup, looking at Cupertino as well. Seems to be a decent candidate.
      Apr 15
    • F5 Networks zapzap.
      Some Sunnyvale schools are in CUSD.
      Apr 15
  • Amazon / Eng DeepObsess
    Stay near CalTrain stations, that's your best bet. Then you can figure out the rest later
    Apr 15 4
    • AT&T noWb66
      OP
      Thanks for the comment!
      Apr 15
    • Google go ogle
      Not with kids. Other than Palo Alto itself the only other place with good schools and Caltrain is (I think) San Carlos.
      Apr 15
    • AT&T noWb66
      OP
      Thanks! I will look at San Carlos area. And yes, it is not easy for me to find good school area around caltrain routes. Of course numbers are not everything though.
      Apr 15
    • North SJ has an area w 10 ranking for elementary school under 95131 zip code. You can also try Campbell.
      Apr 15
  • Salesforce / Sales
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    xdaumore
    I used to do Livermore to San Mateo. I couldn't handle it. That commute might be worse or just as bad. I would not do it. Hour 15 in the AM and 2 hours in the PM.
    Apr 15 2
    • AT&T noWb66
      OP
      Thanks for sharing the experience. All these comments make me think twice. Now I am back to the neutral position.. not easy to even decide candidate locations.. :(
      Apr 15
    • Google go ogle
      One other option for Palo Alto commute is Ardenwood area in Fremont.
      Apr 15
  • Symantec eJaH26
    Commute to PA over dumbarton is horrible.. even from Fremont to PA takes more than 1 hour before 10 am. From Pleasanton, commute to PA will be atleast 2 hrs one way, traffic is stationary from 8-9:30.. it is just crazy.. there is a shuttle from pleasanton/livermore but if you have to go daily, then i would prefer sunnyvale, MV or Redwood city.. bay area traffic is becoming wors.. i hope they start offering helicopter shuttles !!!
    Apr 15 0
  • Google go ogle
    Apr 15 1
    • AT&T noWb66
      OP
      Thanks! Very helpful.
      Apr 15
  • Amazon BAPl24
    Company shuttle is available...just one option in the morning as well as evening. But its a 90min + bus ride each way. All the best with your move!!!
    Apr 15 1
    • AT&T noWb66
      OP
      Thank you! This was exactly what I was trying to find out (together with the below map info).
      Apr 15