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There are 8 ways to get from San Diego to Stanford University by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly San Diego to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  4 h 10 min

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

$79 - $322

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Bus Flixbus USA  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to San Jose FlixBus

$20 - $36

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Fly San Diego to San Jose, Caltrain  •  4 h 20 min

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

$84 - $344

Fly San Diego to Oakland, bus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Oakland (OAK) SAN - OAK
  2. Take the bus from Union City BART to Stanford Oval

$95 - $368

Train to Carlsbad, fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Encinitas Station
  2. Fly from Carlsbad (CLD) to San Jose (SJC) CLD - SJC
  3. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain

$41 - $246

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  13 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, CA to San José, CA Southern CA-Northern CA

$84 - $88

Train  •  15 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight

$103 - $261

Drive  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Stanford University 481.9 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Stanford University is to bus which costs $20 - $40 and takes 12 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Stanford University is to fly and Caltrain which costs $75 - $330 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from Broadway & 1st Av and arriving at Santa Teresa @ New Guinea via San Diego, Eastridge Transit Center and Caltrain University Circle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 4 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Stanford University is 434 miles. The road distance is 481.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Stanford University without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 4 min and costs $20 - $40.

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from San Diego to Stanford University, including transfers.

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San Diego to Stanford University bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Diego station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Stanford University is to bus which takes 12 h 4 min and costs $20 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $270 and takes 15 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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San Diego to Stanford University bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at San Jose station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Stanford University.
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  • Distance: 433.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

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

Flixbus USA operates a bus from San Diego to Stanford University once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $28 and the journey takes 8 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Stanford University via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, San Jose Diridon Station, San Jose Diridon Caltrain, Palo Alto Caltrain, Caltrain University Circle, and Tresidder Union in around 15 h 23 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
California Pacific Airlines
Website
mycpair.com
Flights from Carlsbad to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
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
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Encinitas Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 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
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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Diego, CA to San José, CA
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
xedohoang.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Stanford University is 482 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 9 min to drive from San Diego to Stanford University.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 366+ hotels available in Stanford University. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9 min and costs $2 - $3.

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