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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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Recommended option

Caltrain  •  1 h

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

$5 - $7

Cheapest option

Line 292 bus, bus  •  2 h 12 min

  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

7 alternative options

Caltrain, bus  •  1 h 36 min

  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 - $10

Line 398 bus, bus  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the line 398 bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to El Camino Real & San Carlos Ave 398
  2. Take the bus from El Camino Real & San Carlos Ave to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr

$4 - $6

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

$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 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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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 El Camino Real & San Carlos Ave and Caltrain University Circle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 56 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 35 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 best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University without a car is to Caltrain which takes 1 h and costs $5 - $7.

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

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level 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 1 h and costs $5 - $7. Alternatively, you can line 398 bus and bus, which costs $4 - $7 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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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: 1 h

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 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University via El Camino Real & San Carlos Ave, Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1, Caltrain University Circle, and Santa Teresa @ New Guinea in around 1 h 56 min.

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
18 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
transportation.stanford.edu
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to El Camino Real & San Carlos Ave
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & San Carlos Ave to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 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
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 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
$30 - $45
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uber.com
UberPool
$28 - $40
Assist
$30 - $45
UberX
$30 - $45
WAV
$30 - $45
UberXL
$50 - $65
Select
$70 - $95
Black
$95 - $120
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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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 29 min to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Stanford University.

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