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

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Caltrain  •  1h

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

$5 - $7

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the bus from El Camino Real & Center St-Millbrae to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr

$3

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Caltrain, bus  •  1h 36m

  1. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from Caltrain University Circle to Tresidder Union Y / ...

$7 - $9

Line 292 bus, bus  •  2h 18m

  1. Take the line 292 bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd 292 / ...
  2. Take the bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr

$4 - $6

Taxi  •  29m

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

$120 - $150

Drive  •  29m

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

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  29m

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

$110 - $160

Shuttle  •  29m

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

$45 - $65

Uber  •  29m

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

$30 - $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 29m.

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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 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from El Camino Real & Center St-Millbrae and arriving at Santa Teresa @ New Guinea via Caltrain University Circle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 5m.

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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 35m.

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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 best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University without a car is to Caltrain which takes 1h and costs $5 - $7.

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The Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain takes 35m including transfers and departs hourly.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from El Camino Real & Center St-Millbrae station.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from Millbrae Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University is to Caltrain which takes 1h and costs $5 - $7. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2 - $4 and takes 2h 5m.

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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: 1h

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 $5 - $7 and the journey takes 35m. Alternatively, SamTrans operates a bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 1h 31m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stanford Marguerite Shuttle
Phone
+1 650-723-9362
Email
transportation@stanford.edu
Website
marguerite.stanford.edu
Bus from Caltrain University Circle to Tresidder Union
Ave. Duration
18m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
transportation.stanford.edu
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & Center St-Millbrae to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Shuttles by Jayride
Shuttle from San Francisco Airport to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Shuttle
$45 - $65
Other operators
Private Transfers
Towncar from San Francisco Airport to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Private
$110 - $160
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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uber.com
UberPool
$45 - $60
Assist
$30 - $45
UberX
$30 - $45
WAV
$30 - $45
UberXL
$50 - $65
Select
$75 - $100
Black
$100 - $140
Black SUV
$120 - $160
Taxi from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
29m
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 station.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at Palo Alto Caltrain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University is 22 miles. It takes approximately 29m to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University.

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