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There are 7 ways to get from Stanford University to Pleasanton by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Caltrain, train  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Palo Alto Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the train from Scc Santa Clara Station to Pld Pleasanton Station Ace

$12 - $15

Cheapest option

Bus, line 97 bus  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Stanford Oval to Union City BART Db / ...
  2. Take the line 97 bus from Union City BART to Bay Fair BART Station 97 / ...

$8 - $11

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Line 522 bus, train  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to Santa Clara Caltrain Station 522 / ...
  2. Take the train from Scc Santa Clara Station to Pld Pleasanton Station Ace

$9 - $14

Line 522 bus, bus  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to Santa Clara & Montgomery 522 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Dublin-Pleasanton Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Stanford University to Pleasanton 34.2 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Stanford University to Pleasanton 34.2 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  46 min

  1. Take an Uber from Stanford University to Pleasanton 34.2 miles

$55 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Stanford University to Pleasanton is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stanford University to Pleasanton is to taxi which costs $190 - $230 and takes 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stanford University to Pleasanton. However, there are services departing from Campus Oval and arriving at Santa Rita Rd & Amador Valley High School via Palo Alto Caltrain Station, San Jose Diridon Station and East Dublin Bart Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stanford University to Pleasanton station. However, there are services departing from Palo Alto Caltrain and arriving at Pld Pleasanton Station via Scc Santa Clara Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

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The distance between Stanford University and Pleasanton is 23 miles. The road distance is 34.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Stanford University to Pleasanton without a car is to Caltrain and train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs $12 - $16.

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It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to get from Stanford University to Pleasanton, including transfers.

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

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Stanford University to Pleasanton train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from Palo Alto Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from Stanford University to Pleasanton is to Caltrain and train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs $12 - $16. Alternatively, you can bus and line 97 bus, which costs $8 - $12 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Stanford University to Pleasanton.
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  • Distance: 23.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 41 min

What companies run services between Stanford University, CA, USA and Pleasanton, CA, USA?

You can take a train from Stanford University to Pleasanton via Palo Alto Caltrain, Santa Clara Caltrain, and Scc Santa Clara Station in around 2 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stanford University to Pleasanton via Stanford Oval, Union City BART, Bay Fair BART Station, Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station, and East Dublin Bart Station in around 2 h 58 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Palo Alto Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Altamont Corridor Express
Phone
1800-411-7245
Website
acerail.com
Train from Scc Santa Clara Station to Pld Pleasanton Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
ACE
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Stanford Oval to Union City BART
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Bus from Union City BART to Bay Fair BART Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Stanford Marguerite Shuttle
Phone
+1 650-723-9362
Email
transportation@stanford.edu
Website
marguerite.stanford.edu
Bus from Campus Oval to Union City BART
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
transportation.stanford.edu
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to Santa Clara Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to Santa Clara & Montgomery
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Dublin-Pleasanton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Stanford University to Pleasanton
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$55 - $70
UberX
$55 - $70
WAV
$55 - $70
UberXL
$80 - $110
Select
$110 - $150
Black
$150 - $190
Black SUV
$170 - $210
Taxi from Stanford University to Pleasanton
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$190 - $230
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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Stanford University to Pleasanton bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Dublin-Pleasanton Amtrak station.

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Stanford University to Pleasanton train services, operated by Altamont Corridor Express, arrive at Pld Pleasanton Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stanford University to Pleasanton is 34 miles. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Stanford University to Pleasanton.

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