There are 6 ways to get from Sunnyvale to Stanford University by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Caltrain  •  43 min

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

$4 - $6

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Line 522 bus, bus  •  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

4 alternative options

Line 22 bus, bus  •  1 h 14 min

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

$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

$18 - $24

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Sunnyvale to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Pastoria and arriving at Santa Teresa @ New Guinea via Caltrain University Circle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 8 min.

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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.

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The distance between Sunnyvale and Stanford University is 8 miles. The road distance is 10.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Sunnyvale to Stanford University without a car is to Caltrain which takes 43 min and costs $4 - $6.

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

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Sunnyvale to Stanford University bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from El Camino & Pastoria station.

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Sunnyvale to Stanford University train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from Sunnyvale Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from Sunnyvale to Stanford University is to Caltrain which takes 43 min and costs $4 - $6. Alternatively, you can line 522 bus and bus, which costs $2 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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Sunnyvale to Stanford University bus services, operated by Stanford Marguerite Shuttle, arrive at Santa Teresa @ New Guinea station.

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Sunnyvale to Stanford University train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at Palo Alto Caltrain station.

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Map of how to get from Sunnyvale to Stanford University.
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  • Distance: 8.4 miles
  • Duration: 43 min

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 $4 - $6 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 Santa Teresa @ New Guinea in around 1 h 8 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Sunnyvale Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
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
Bus from El Camino & Mathilda to Palo Alto Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 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 Santa Teresa @ New Guinea
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
transportation.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
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
$18 - $24
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$18 - $24
UberX
$18 - $24
WAV
$18 - $24
UberXL
$25 - $35
Select
$35 - $45
Black
$45 - $60
Black SUV
$50 - $70
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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