There are 5 ways to get from Sacramento to Stanford University by train, bus, subway, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Fremont Amtrak Capitol Corridor
  2. Take the bus from ACE at Tracks to Campus Oval Ae-F / ...

$32 - $72

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Bus  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Union City BART to Stanford Oval Db

$29 - $56

3 alternative options

Train, BART  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Capitol Corridor
  2. Take the BART from Richmond BART Station to Millbrae BART Station Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae

$40 - $75

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Stanford University 117.2 miles

$11 - $17

Fly, Caltrain  •  4 h 5 min

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

$81 - $206

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from Sacramento, Ca and arriving at Stanford Oval via Oakland, Ca, Hayward BART Station and Union City BART. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 41 min.

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The distance between Sacramento and Stanford University is 88 miles. The road distance is 117.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Stanford University without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Sacramento to Stanford University, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 54 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento to Stanford University is 117 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to drive from Sacramento to Stanford University.

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United Airlines offers flights from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 381+ hotels available in Stanford University. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento to Stanford University.
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  • Distance: 88.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

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

You can take a bus from Sacramento to Stanford University via Oakland, Ca, Hayward, Ca, Hayward BART Station, Union City BART, and Stanford Oval in around 4 h 41 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Train operators
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Fremont Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Richmond BART Station to Millbrae BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
bart.gov
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
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 Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Sacramento Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs .

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