There are 6 ways to get from Sunnyvale to Stanford University by train, bus, 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  •  43 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Sunnyvale Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Local / ...

$3 - $4

Cheapest option

Line 522 bus, bus  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from El Camino & Pastoria to Palo Alto Caltrain Station 22 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Caltrain University Circle to Tresidder Union Y / ...

$2

4 alternative options

Line 522 bus, bus via Santa Teresa @ New Guinea  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from El Camino & Pastoria to Palo Alto Caltrain Station 22 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Caltrain University Circle to Santa Teresa @ New Guinea N / ...

$2

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sunnyvale to Stanford University 10.2 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Sunnyvale to Stanford University 10.2 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  20 min

  1. Take an Uber from Sunnyvale to Stanford University 10.2 miles

$17 - $23

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

Caltrain operates a train from Sunnyvale to Stanford University every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sunnyvale to Stanford University via Palo Alto Caltrain Station, Caltrain University Circle, and Tresidder Union in around 1 h 6 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Sunnyvale Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Pastoria to Palo Alto Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
transportation.stanford.edu
Bus from Caltrain University Circle to Santa Teresa @ New Guinea
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
transportation.stanford.edu
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Sunnyvale to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$60 - $80
ASSIST
$17 - $23
uberX
$17 - $23
WAV
$17 - $23
uberXL
$26 - $35
SELECT
$35 - $50
BLACK
$45 - $60
SUV
$50 - $65
Taxi from Sunnyvale to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sunnyvale and Stanford University is 13 km. The road distance is 16 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sunnyvale to Stanford University is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Sunnyvale to Stanford University is to taxi which takes 20 min and costs $60 - $75.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sunnyvale Caltrain and arriving at Palo Alto Caltrain. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Sunnyvale to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Pastoria and arriving at Tresidder Union via Caltrain University Circle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 6 min.

The Caltrain from Sunnyvale Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain takes 18 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.