How to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University

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Recommended option

Fly Los Angeles to San Jose, Caltrain  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) LAX - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain

$73 - $244

Cheapest option

Bus Boltbus  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA LA-Oakland

$40 - $56

8 alternative options

Fly Los Angeles to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) LAX - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain

$73 - $245

Fly Los Angeles to Oakland, bus  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland (OAK) LAX - OAK
  2. Take the bus from Union City BART to Stanford Oval

$58 - $205

Tram, line 266 bus to Long Beach, fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the tram from Aviation / LAX Station to Lakewood Blvd Station
  2. Take the line 266 bus from Lakewood Blvd Station to Lakewood / Hardwick
  3. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to San Jose (SJC) LGB - SJC
  4. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain

$54 - $261

Bus to Burbank, fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC
  3. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain

$75 - $327

Bus to Santa Ana, fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Disneyland Hotel
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC
  3. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain

$110 - $310

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6860 / ...

$50 - $112

Train  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$78 - $196

Drive  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University 365.9 miles

$35 - $55

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Stanford University, CA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 10 h 1 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Aviation / LAX Station to Lakewood Blvd Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Union City BART to Stanford Oval
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Lakewood Blvd Station to Lakewood / Hardwick
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Gray Line AH
Phone
(714) 978-8855
Website
dre.coachusa.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Disneyland Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
dre.coachusa.com
Book at
dre.coachusa.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
boltbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Stanford University is 515 km. The road distance is 585 km.

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University is to bus which costs $40 - $60 and takes 10 h 57 min.

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University is to fly and Caltrain which takes 2 h 46 min and costs $70 - $250.

It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University, including transfers.