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There are 7 ways to get from Portland to Stanford University by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Portland to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to San Francisco (SFO) PDX - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain

$70 - $222

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Fly Portland to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to San Jose (SJC) PDX - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain

$70 - $274

Fly Portland to Oakland, bus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Oakland (OAK) PDX - OAK
  2. Take the bus from Union City BART to Stanford Oval

$86 - $318

Train to Eugene, fly to San Francisco  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Eugene Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Eugene (EUG) to San Francisco (SFO) EUG - SFO

$205 - $472

Bus  •  19 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Sacramento, Ca 1431 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca 8309 / ...

$87 - $204

Train  •  20 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight

$112 - $308

Drive  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Portland to Stanford University 670.8 miles

$65 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Portland to Stanford University is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 11 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to Stanford University is to fly and Caltrain which costs $65 - $230 and takes 4 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portland to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from Portland, Or and arriving at Stanford Oval via Sacramento, Ca, Oakland, Ca, Hayward BART Station and Union City BART. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 3 min.

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The distance between Portland and Stanford University is 563 miles. The road distance is 670.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Portland to Stanford University without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 3 min and costs $85 - $210.

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Portland to Stanford University, including transfers.

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Portland to Stanford University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Portland, Or station.

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The best way to get from Portland to Stanford University is to bus which takes 19 h 3 min and costs $85 - $210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $310 and takes 20 h 54 min.

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The quickest flight from Portland Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 43 min.

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Portland to Stanford University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Oakland, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Portland to Stanford University.
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  • Distance: 563.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

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

You can take a bus from Portland to Stanford University via Sacramento, Ca, Oakland, Ca, Hayward, Ca, Hayward BART Station, Union City BART, and Stanford Oval in around 19 h 3 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Portland to Stanford University once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $310 and the journey takes 19 h 30 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Portland to San Jose via Reno
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Eugene to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Eugene to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $650
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
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 Portland Union Station to Eugene Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Portland Union Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Business Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Room
$430 - $600
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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Portland, Or to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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Yes, the driving distance between Portland to Stanford University is 671 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 29 min to drive from Portland to Stanford University.

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Sun Country Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from Portland Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 366+ hotels available in Stanford University. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Portland to Portland Airport is to tram which takes 35 min and costs $3.

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