There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Stanford University by train, bus, subway, taxi, car or towncar
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Stanford University is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 41 min.
The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Stanford University is to taxi which costs $190 - $230 and takes 41 min.
No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from Mission St & 9th St and arriving at Serra @ Encina Hall via Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A and Caltrain University Circle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 18 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at Palo Alto Caltrain. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.
The distance between San Francisco and Stanford University is 28 miles. The road distance is 34 miles.
The best way to get from San Francisco to Stanford University without a car is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 3 min and costs $7 - $9.
It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to get from San Francisco to Stanford University, including transfers.
San Francisco to Stanford University bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from Mission St & 9th St station.
What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Stanford University, CA, USA?
Caltrain operates a train from San Francisco to Stanford University every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $9 and the journey takes 40 min. Alternatively, SamTrans operates a bus from San Francisco to Stanford University hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
- Ave. Duration
- 40 min
- Every 30 minutes
- Estimated price
- $7 - $9
- Schedules at
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