There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University by train, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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

Caltrain  •  48 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Bullet / ...

$4 - $6

8 alternative options

Bus, Caltrain  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Millbrae BART-Bay 12 West Busway Sfo
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Bullet / ...

$6 - $9

Line 398 bus, bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the line 398 bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B 398
  2. Take the bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr

$5 - $6

Line 292 bus, Caltrain  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the line 292 bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to S Delaware St & Cypress Ave 292
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Mateo Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Local / ...

$5 - $8

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University 22 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University 22 miles

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  29 min

  1. Take a town car from San Francisco Airport to Stanford University 22 miles

$110 - $160

Shuttle  •  29 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco Airport to Stanford University

$45 - $65

Uber  •  29 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University 22 miles

$35 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University is to taxi which costs $120 - $150 and takes 29 min.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Stanford University is 18 miles. The road distance is 22 miles.

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The Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain takes 23 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level and arriving at Serra @ Encina Hall via Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A and Caltrain University Circle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Millbrae Caltrain and arriving at Palo Alto Caltrain. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 23 min.

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There are 365+ hotels available in Stanford University. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University.
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  • Distance: 17.8 miles
  • Duration: 48 min

What companies run services between San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA and Stanford University, CA, USA?

Caltrain operates a train from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University via Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B, Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A, Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1, Caltrain University Circle, and Serra @ Encina Hall in around 1 h 30 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
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 Mateo Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Millbrae BART-Bay 12 West Busway
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to S Delaware St & Cypress Ave
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$35 - $45
UberX
$35 - $45
WAV
$35 - $45
UberXL
$50 - $65
Select
$70 - $95
Black
$95 - $130
Black SUV
$100 - $140
Taxi from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from San Francisco Airport to Stanford University
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Shuttle from San Francisco Airport to Stanford University
Estimated price
$45 - $65

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