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There are 6 ways to get from Boston to Stanford University by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to San Francisco  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to San Francisco (SFO) BOS - SFO

$159 - $470

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Fly to San Jose  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to San Jose (SJC) BOS - SJC

$159 - $572

Fly to Oakland, Caltrain  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Oakland (OAK) BOS - OAK
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain

$212 - $633

Train  •  3 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Emeryville Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Emeryville Amtrak to Fremont Amtrak

$447 - $1,332

Bus  •  3 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Las Vegas, Nv
  3. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Hayward, Ca

$313 - $795

Drive  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Drive from Boston to Stanford University 3156.8 miles

$300 - $450

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Stanford University is to fly which costs $150 - $470 and takes 9 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Stanford University is to fly which costs $150 - $470 and takes 9 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at Stanford Oval via New York, Ny, Las Vegas, Nv, Hayward BART Station and Union City BART. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 8 h.

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The distance between Boston and Stanford University is 2706 miles. The road distance is 3156.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Stanford University without a car is to train which takes 3 days 6 h and costs $440 - $1,400.

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It takes approximately 9 h 24 min to get from Boston to Stanford University, including transfers.

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Boston to Stanford University bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Stanford University is to fly which takes 9 h 24 min and costs $150 - $470. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $440 - $1,400 and takes 3 days 6 h, you could also bus, which costs $310 - $800 and takes 3 days 8 h.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 6 h 25 min.

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Boston to Stanford University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Hayward, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Stanford University.
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  • Distance: 2705.6 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 24 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Stanford University, CA, USA?

United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and four other airlines fly from Boston to Stanford University hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Boston to Stanford University via Chicago Union Station, Emeryville Amtrak, Fremont Amtrak, ACE at Tracks, and Campus Oval in around 3 days 6 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Boston to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 1 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
Train from Chicago Union Station to Emeryville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
Train from Emeryville Amtrak to Fremont Amtrak
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
2 days 11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$230 - $390
Flexible
$460 - $600
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Hayward, Ca
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150

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Stanford University is 3 h behind Boston. It is currently 2:07 AM in Boston and 11:07 PM in Stanford University.

Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Stanford University is 3157 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 1 h to drive from Boston to Stanford University.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta, Sun Country Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 370+ hotels available in Stanford University. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $1 - $10.

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