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There are 5 ways to get from Union Square to Stanford University by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Caltrain  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain Local / ...

$7 - $9

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Bus  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Mission St & 5th St to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B 398

$5 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Union Square to Stanford University 35.2 miles

$190 - $240

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Union Square to Stanford University 35.2 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  42 min

  1. Take an Uber from Union Square to Stanford University 35.2 miles

$55 - $75

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

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

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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 Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A and Caltrain University Circle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at Palo Alto Caltrain. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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The distance between Union Square and Stanford University is 28 miles. The road distance is 35.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Union Square to Stanford University without a car is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 47 min and costs $7 - $9.

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The Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain takes 1 h including transfers and departs hourly.

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Union Square to Stanford University bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from Mission St & 5th St station.

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Union Square to Stanford University train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from San Francisco Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from Union Square to Stanford University is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 47 min and costs $7 - $9. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $5 - $8 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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  • Distance: 28.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 47 min

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

Caltrain operates a train from Union Square to Stanford University hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h. Alternatively, SamTrans operates a bus from Union Square to Stanford University hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & 5th St to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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 - $75
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$55 - $75
UberX
$55 - $75
WAV
$55 - $75
UberXL
$80 - $110
Select
$110 - $150
Black
$150 - $200
Black SUV
$170 - $220
Taxi from Union Square to Stanford University
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$190 - $240
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
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

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Union Square to Stanford University bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Union Square to Stanford University is 35 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Union Square to Stanford University.

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