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Recommended option

Caltrain  •  48 min

  1. Bullet / ...

$4 - $6

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  1 h 56 min

  1. 397

$3 - $4

6 alternative options

Line 398 bus, bus  •  1 h 48 min

  1. 398
  2. Ecr

$5 - $6

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. 22 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  29 min

  1. 22 miles

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  29 min

  1. 22 miles

$110 - $160

Shuttle  •  29 min

$45 - $65

Uber  •  29 min

  1. 22 miles

$35 - $45

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 Santa Teresa @ New Guinea in around 1 h 48 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
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
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Night bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
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
POOL
$65 - $85
ASSIST
$35 - $45
uberX
$35 - $45
WAV
$35 - $45
uberXL
$50 - $65
SELECT
$70 - $95
BLACK
$95 - $130
SUV
$110 - $140
Taxi from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.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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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Stanford University is 29 km. The road distance is 35 km.

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

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

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.

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 Santa Teresa @ New Guinea via Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A and Caltrain University Circle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 48 min.

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