There are 7 ways to get from Oakland to Stanford University by subway, train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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

BART, Caltrain  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the BART from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station to Millbrae BART Station Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae / ...
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Bullet / ...

$12 - $17

Cheapest option

BART, bus via San Bruno BART Station  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the BART from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station to San Bruno BART Station Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 8 Outer Busway to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr

$6 - $9

5 alternative options

BART, bus  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the BART from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station to Union City BART Station Warm Springs/South Fremont - Richmond
  2. Take the bus from Union City BART to Stanford Oval Db

$7 - $8

Line 6781 bus, line 99 bus, bus  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the line 6781 bus from Oakland, Ca to Hayward, Ca
  2. Take the line 99 bus from Hayward BART Station to Union City BART 99 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Union City BART to Stanford Oval Db

$15 - $23

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Oakland to Stanford University 35.9 miles

$200 - $240

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Oakland to Stanford University 35.9 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  46 min

  1. Take an Uber from Oakland to Stanford University 35.9 miles

$55 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Oakland to Stanford University is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oakland to Stanford University is to taxi which costs $200 - $240 and takes 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oakland to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from Oakland, Ca and arriving at Stanford Oval via Hayward BART Station and Union City BART. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

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The distance between Oakland and Stanford University is 27 miles. The road distance is 35.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Oakland to Stanford University without a car is to BART and Caltrain which takes 1 h 56 min and costs $12 - $18.

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It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to get from Oakland to Stanford University, including transfers.

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Oakland to Stanford University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oakland, Ca station.

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Oakland to Stanford University bus services, operated by AC Transit, arrive at Stanford Oval station.

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Map of how to get from Oakland to Stanford University.
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  • Distance: 26.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 56 min

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

You can take a bus from Oakland to Stanford University via Hayward, Ca, Hayward BART Station, Union City BART, and Stanford Oval in around 2 h 58 min.

Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station to Millbrae BART Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station to Union City BART Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station to San Bruno BART Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
bart.gov
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
Bus from Hayward BART Station to Union City BART
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from San Bruno BART-Bay 8 Outer Busway to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Hayward, Ca
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$8 - $12
Flexible
$14 - $18
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Oakland to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$55 - $75
UberX
$55 - $75
WAV
$55 - $75
UberXL
$85 - $110
Select
$120 - $150
Black
$160 - $200
Black SUV
$170 - $220
Taxi from Oakland to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$200 - $240
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com

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