Los Altos travel guide

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You're Going to Love Los Altos

With a population of 28,976, Los Altos is a must-see destination in California, United States. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Los Altos has to offer.

Where to Eat in Los Altos

If you’re looking for affordable options, Fiesta Vallarta (301 State St) and Morsey's Farmhouse (134 Main St) are great picks.

When to visit Los Altos

Los Altos in December
Estimated hotel price
$124
1 night at 3-star hotel
Los Altos in December
Estimated hotel price
$124
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Los Altos

Plane

When flying to Los Altos, you’ll arrive at Mineta San Jose Airport (SJC), which is located 17 km from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Los Altos include Air France, Aeromexico and Alaska Airlines. The shortest domestic flight to Los Altos departs from Ontario and takes around 1h 20m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Los Altos. The train journey from Los Altos to Sacramento takes 1h 41m and costs around $17 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Fresno, expect to pay about $24 for a 4h 00m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Los Altos is to pick up a car rental from San Francisco, which is about 52 km from Los Altos. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Fox, among others, in San Francisco.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Los Altos, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Busbud. From San Jose, the bus ride to Los Altos takes 97 km and will cost you around $27. From Sacramento, the ticket costs about $28 for a journey of 201 km.

Plane

When flying to Los Altos, you’ll arrive at Mineta San Jose Airport (SJC), which is located 17 km from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Los Altos include Air France, Aeromexico and Alaska Airlines. The shortest domestic flight to Los Altos departs from Ontario and takes around 1h 20m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Los Altos. The train journey from Los Altos to Sacramento takes 1h 41m and costs around $17 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Fresno, expect to pay about $24 for a 4h 00m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Los Altos is to pick up a car rental from San Francisco, which is about 52 km from Los Altos. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Fox, among others, in San Francisco.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Los Altos, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Busbud. From San Jose, the bus ride to Los Altos takes 97 km and will cost you around $27. From Sacramento, the ticket costs about $28 for a journey of 201 km.

Airports near Los Altos

Airlines serving Los Altos

Lufthansa
Good (4,589 reviews)
KLM
Good (847 reviews)
SWISS
Good (921 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,428 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,600 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,277 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,552 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (479 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,923 reviews)
Emirates
Good (2,124 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,485 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,690 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (225 reviews)
Finnair
Good (878 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (832 reviews)
LOT
Good (680 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,160 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (911 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (832 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Los Altos

Most booked hotels in Los Altos

Enchanté Boutique Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (9, 62 reviews)
$298+
Sonesta Silicon Valley
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, 1254 reviews)
$139+
Hyatt Place San Jose Airport
3 stars
Excellent (8.6, 1563 reviews)
$160+
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, 833 reviews)
$167+
Courtyard Palo Alto Los Altos
3 stars
Excellent (8.6, 115 reviews)
$147+
The Westin San Jose
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, 406 reviews)
$169+

Renting a car in Los Altos

Renting a car in Los Altos costs $43 per day, on average, or $128 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 47% cheaper than airport locations in Los Altos.

Expect to pay $3.86 per gallon in Los Altos (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $46.33 and $61.78. The most frequently booked car type in Los Altos is Full-size (Ford Explorer or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Kia Sportage or similar) are, on average, 70% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Los Altos costs $43 per day, on average, or $128 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 47% cheaper than airport locations in Los Altos.

Expect to pay $3.86 per gallon in Los Altos (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $46.33 and $61.78. The most frequently booked car type in Los Altos is Full-size (Ford Explorer or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Kia Sportage or similar) are, on average, 70% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.