There are 6 ways to get from Pleasanton to Stanford University by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train, Caltrain  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Pld Pleasanton Station to Scc Santa Clara Station Ace
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Local / ...

$12 - $16

Cheapest option

Train, bus Stanford Marguerite Shuttle  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Pld Pleasanton Station to Fmt Fremont Station Ace
  2. Take the bus from ACE at Tracks to Campus Oval Ae-F / ...

$5 - $9

4 alternative options

Train, bus AC Transit  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Pld Pleasanton Station to Fmt Fremont Station Ace
  2. Take the bus from Union City BART to Stanford Oval Db

$11 - $12

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pleasanton to Stanford University 37.4 miles

$210 - $250

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Pleasanton to Stanford University 37.4 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  46 min

  1. Take an Uber from Pleasanton to Stanford University 37.4 miles

$60 - $75

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

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The quickest way to get from Pleasanton to Stanford University is to taxi which costs $210 - $250 and takes 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Pleasanton station to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from Pld Pleasanton Station and arriving at Palo Alto Caltrain via Santa Clara Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 58 min.

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The distance between Pleasanton and Stanford University is 23 miles. The road distance is 37.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Pleasanton to Stanford University without a car is to train and Caltrain which takes 1 h 58 min and costs $12 - $16.

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It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to get from Pleasanton to Stanford University, including transfers.

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Pleasanton to Stanford University train services, operated by Altamont Corridor Express, arrive at Pld Pleasanton Station.

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Pleasanton to Stanford University train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at Palo Alto Caltrain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pleasanton to Stanford University is 37 miles. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Pleasanton to Stanford University.

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There are 389+ hotels available in Stanford University. Prices start at $106 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pleasanton to Stanford University.
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  • Distance: 23.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 58 min

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

You can take a train from Pleasanton to Stanford University via Scc Santa Clara Station, Santa Clara Caltrain, and Palo Alto Caltrain in around 1 h 58 min.

Train operators
Altamont Corridor Express
Phone
1800-411-7245
Website
acerail.com
Train from Pld Pleasanton Station to Scc Santa Clara Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
acerail.com
Train from Pld Pleasanton Station to Fmt Fremont Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
acerail.com
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
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Stanford Marguerite Shuttle
Phone
+1 650-723-9362
Email
transportation@stanford.edu
Website
marguerite.stanford.edu
Bus from ACE at Tracks to Campus Oval
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
transportation.stanford.edu
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Fremont Blvd:Baine Av to Stanford Oval
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
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
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Pleasanton to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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uber.com
Assist
$60 - $75
UberX
$60 - $75
WAV
$60 - $75
UberXL
$85 - $110
Select
$120 - $160
Black
$160 - $210
Black SUV
$180 - $230
Taxi from Pleasanton to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$210 - $250

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