There are 4 ways to get from San Francisco to Stanford University by train, taxi, car or towncar

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  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Bullet / ...

$6 - $8

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco to Stanford University 34 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Stanford University 34 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  41 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco to Stanford University 34 miles

$50 - $70

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 $6 - $8 and the journey takes 40 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$70 - $90
ASSIST
$50 - $70
uberX
$50 - $70
WAV
$50 - $70
uberXL
$75 - $100
SELECT
$110 - $140
BLACK
$150 - $190
SUV
$160 - $210
Taxi from San Francisco to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$190 - $230
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Francisco and Stanford University is 44 km. The road distance is 54 km.

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 takes 41 min and costs $190 - $230.

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 Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain takes 40 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.