There are 7 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  2 h 36 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 Megabus  •  9 h 4 min

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

$40 - $59

5 alternative options

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  2 h 46 min

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

$71 - $241

Fly to Oakland, bus  •  3 h 32 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

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA, LA Downtown to San Jose, CA 2001

$41 - $62

Train  •  12 h 43 min

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

$75 - $194

Drive  •  6 h 21 min

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

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University is to fly and Caltrain which costs $70 - $250 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Stanford University is 322 miles. The road distance is 365.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at Serra @ Encina Hall via Los Angeles, CA, LA Downtown, Eastridge Transit Center and Caltrain University Circle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 25 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University is 366 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University.
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  • Distance: 322 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

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

Megabus operates a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 25 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 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 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 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $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 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
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
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Los Angeles, CA, LA Downtown to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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