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There are 6 ways to get from San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Caltrain, bus  •  1 h 2 min

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

$5 - $7

Cheapest option

Line 522 bus  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from Santa Clara & Cahill to Palo Alto Caltrain Station 22 / ...

$2 - $4

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Caltrain  •  58 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Local / ...

$5 - $7

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University 21.1 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University 21.1 miles

$2 - $3

Uber  •  26 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University 21.1 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University is to drive which costs $2 - $3 and takes 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University is to taxi which costs $120 - $150 and takes 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from Santa Clara & Cahill and arriving at Santa Teresa @ New Guinea via Caltrain University Circle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Jose Diridon Caltrain and arriving at Palo Alto Caltrain. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 33 min.

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The distance between San Jose Diridon Station and Stanford University is 16 miles. The road distance is 21.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University without a car is to Caltrain and bus which takes 1 h 2 min and costs $5 - $7.

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It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to get from San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University, including transfers.

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San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from Santa Clara & Cahill station.

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San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from San Jose Diridon Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University is to Caltrain which takes 58 min and costs $5 - $7. Alternatively, you can line 522 bus, which costs $2 - $5 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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  • Distance: 16.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 2 min

What companies run services between San Jose Diridon Station, CA, USA and Stanford University, CA, USA?

Caltrain operates a train from San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University hourly. Tickets cost $5 - $7 and the journey takes 33 min. Alternatively, Santa Clara VTA operates a bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $5 and the journey takes 1 h 10 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
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Santa Clara & Cahill to Palo Alto Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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uber.com
UberPool
$27 - $35
Assist
$30 - $45
UberX
$30 - $45
WAV
$30 - $45
UberXL
$45 - $65
Select
$70 - $90
Black
$90 - $120
Black SUV
$100 - $130
Taxi from San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Palo Alto Caltrain Station.

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San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at Palo Alto Caltrain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University is 21 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University.

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