Directions from Union Square to Stanford University

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  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Bullet / ...

$6 - $8

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 28 min

  1. 292 / ...
  2. Ecr

$5 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. 35.2 miles

$190 - $240

Drive  •  42 min

  1. 35.2 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  42 min

  1. 35.2 miles

$55 - $70

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

Caltrain operates a train from Union Square to Stanford University every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $8 and the journey takes 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Union Square to Stanford University via Mission St & 5th St, El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd, Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1, Caltrain University Circle, and Santa Teresa @ New Guinea in around 3 h 28 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & 5th St to El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Union Square to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$70 - $90
ASSIST
$55 - $70
uberX
$55 - $70
WAV
$55 - $70
uberXL
$80 - $110
SELECT
$110 - $150
BLACK
$150 - $200
SUV
$170 - $220
Taxi from Union Square to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$190 - $240
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to get from JFK to New York City, French strikes 2018: What are my alternative transport options? and Getting to Rome from the airport - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

The distance between Union Square and Stanford University is 45 km. The road distance is 56 km.

The cheapest way to get from Union Square to Stanford University is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Union Square to Stanford University is to taxi which takes 42 min and costs $190 - $240.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at Palo Alto Caltrain. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Union Square to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from Mission St & 5th St and arriving at Santa Teresa @ New Guinea via El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd and Caltrain University Circle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 28 min.

The Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain takes 40 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.