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Recommended option

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  4 h 9 min

  1. SAN - SJC

$82 - $340

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 8 min

  1. 9486 / ...
  2. 6860 / ...

$57 - $136

6 alternative options

Fly to Oakland, bus  •  5 h 1 min

  1. SAN - OAK

$95 - $368

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  4 h 30 min

  1. SAN - SFO

$80 - $326

Bus, Caltrain  •  14 h 56 min

  1. Southern CA-Northern CA
  2. Bullet / ...

$91 - $94

Train  •  15 h 9 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner
  2. Coast Starlight

$102 - $260

Bus, night bus  •  11 h 14 min

  1. 9486 / ...
  2. 6876

$57 - $136

Drive  •  8 h 9 min

  1. 481.9 miles

$45 - $70

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 Santa Teresa @ New Guinea in around 11 h 8 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, and Palo Alto Caltrain in around 15 h 9 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
Caltrain
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
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
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Diego and Stanford University is 694 km. The road distance is 771 km.

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

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Stanford University is to fly and Caltrain which takes 4 h 9 min and costs $80 - $340.

No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak and arriving at Palo Alto Caltrain via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and San Jose Diridon Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 9 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from San Diego to Stanford University, including transfers.