Bell to Menlo Park road trip

Bell to Menlo Park road trip

Menlo Park is a city at the eastern edge of San Mateo County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, in the United States. It is bordered by San Francisco Bay on the north and east; East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, and Stanford to the south; Atherton, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City to the west.

If you’re planning this same drive and want to know all about it – how long it is, how long it takes, and where to stop along the way – read on. By the end of this post, you’ll know everything about the drive between Bell and Menlo Park.

How far is Menlo Park from Bell?

As the crow flies, it’s roughly 328 miles between Bell and Menlo Park. Luckily, we can’t skip over all the good stuff and have to drive – that means seeing some of the sights and countryside between these two points.

For driving, it is roughly 368 miles or 592 km between Bell and Menlo Park. This may vary slightly depending on your start and end points.

Bell to Menlo Park drive hours

In terms of travel time by car, the 368 miles drive from Bell to Menlo Park takes 6 hours 12 minutes. Again, your final drive time depends on where you start in Bell and end in Menlo Park.

As 368 miles is roughly one tank of gas, you may or may not need to stop for gas along the way; there are plenty of options along these major roads.

Bell to Menlo Park road trip

Realistically, you're not going to want to drive without stopping all the way from Bell to Menlo Park, especially if you're the main driver. So let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Menlo Park, and you need to stop along the way to rest. Plus if it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting stops along the way, eat at great restaurants, and find a hotel to stay overnight. That's what we are perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Menlo Park, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what we are perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 days of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 6 hours 12 minutes on the road

Itinerary

Start at Bell.

Drive for about 3 hours, then stop in Kings County and stay for about 2 hours. Finally, drive for about 3.2 hours and arrive in Menlo Park.

Bell to Menlo Park airports and flights

To give you a better estimate of real-life travel, we've put together a flight itinerary with actual airports. Eventually you'll be able to customize this plan, choosing your own airports and flights. But for now, here's an example we've selected to give you an idea of how traveling might work between airports.

Departure airport: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Arrival airport: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

With the airports selected, we can estimate the travel time to and from the airport, based on how far the airport is from downtown.

Getting to the airport: 23 minutes

Getting to your destination: 22 minutes

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from LAX to SJC and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

Commercial flight time: 37 minutes

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Bell to Menlo Park including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 3 hours 22 minutes

Flying non-stop from Bell to Menlo Park

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Bell and Menlo Park. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight time from Bell, California to Menlo Park, California is 40 minutes under avarage conditions.

Our flight time calculator assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/hr or 434 knots.

Actual flight times may vary depending on aircraft type, cruise speed, routing, weather conditions, passenger load, and other factors.