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

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

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  4 h 4 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

$82 - $340

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9486 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6860 / ...

$57 - $136

6 alternative options

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  4 h 11 min

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

$78 - $322

Fly to Oakland, bus  •  4 h 55 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, bus  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA

$67 - $125

Bus, Caltrain  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, CA to San Francisco, CA Southern CA-Northern CA
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Bullet / ...

$91 - $94

Train  •  15 h 8 min

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

$102 - $260

Drive  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Stanford University 481.9 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Stanford University is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Stanford University is to fly and Caltrain which costs $80 - $340 and takes 4 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.

Get driving directions

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

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 13 min and costs $2 - $3.

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

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

You can take a bus from San Diego to Stanford University via Los Angeles, Ca, San Jose, Ca, San Jose Diridon Caltrain, Palo Alto Caltrain, Caltrain University Circle, and Serra @ Encina Hall in around 10 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Stanford University via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak, San Jose Diridon Caltrain, Palo Alto Caltrain, Caltrain University Circle, and Serra @ Encina Hall in around 15 h 8 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
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
$3 - $5
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 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 Amtrak
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
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Diego, CA to San Francisco, CA
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
xedohoang.com

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