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  •  45 min

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

$5 - $7

Cheapest option

Line 522 bus  •  1 h 51 min

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

$2

4 alternative options

Line 22 bus  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the line 22 bus from The Alameda & Bush to Palo Alto Caltrain Station 22

$2

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

$35 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University is to line 522 bus which costs $2 and takes 1 h 51 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 51 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 20 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 which takes 45 min and costs $5 - $7.

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The Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain takes 20 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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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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Map of how to get from San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University.
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  • Distance: 16.2 miles
  • Duration: 45 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 20 min. Alternatively, Santa Clara VTA operates a bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Stanford University every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
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
Schedules at
vta.org
Bus from The Alameda & Bush to Palo Alto Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
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
$35 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$35 - $45
UberX
$35 - $45
WAV
$35 - $45
UberXL
$50 - $65
Select
$70 - $90
Black
$95 - $120
Black SUV
$100 - $140
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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