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There are 8 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.

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Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  2 h 51 min

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

$72 - $242

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Bus Flixbus USA  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from LA Downtown to San Jose FlixBus

$23 - $38

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Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  2 h 56 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

$75 - $249

Fly to Oakland, Caltrain  •  4 h

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

$65 - $213

Bus Megabus  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Burbank Station to San Jose, CA

$46 - $67

Bus Boltbus  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Hollywood Blvd to San Jose, CA LA-Oakland

$40 - $57

Train  •  12 h 55 min

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

$76 - $195

Drive  •  6 h 21 min

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

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University is to bus which costs $22 - $40 and takes 10 h 40 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 51 min.

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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 Santa Teresa @ New Guinea via LA Downtown, Eastridge Transit Center and Caltrain University Circle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from LAX via FlyAway and arriving at Palo Alto Caltrain via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and San Jose Diridon Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 55 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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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 56 min and costs $45 - $70.

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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from LA Downtown station.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University is to bus which takes 9 h 56 min and costs $45 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $200 and takes 12 h 55 min.

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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 51 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 5 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 Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland via Reno
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
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
Delta
Website
delta.com
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 San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
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
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Hollywood Blvd to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
boltbus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at San Jose station.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Stanford University train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Jose Diridon Station.

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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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Delta, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and two other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles 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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