There are 10 ways to get from Union Station to Stanford University by plane, train, bus, tram or car

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

Fly Los Angeles to San Jose, Caltrain  •  4 h 35 min

  1. LAX - SJC

$79 - $257

Cheapest option

Bus Boltbus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. LA-Oakland

$32 - $45

8 alternative options

Fly Burbank to San Jose, Caltrain  •  4 h 23 min

  1. BUR - SJC

$67 - $316

Fly Burbank to Oakland, bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. BUR - OAK

$115 - $444

Tram, line 191 bus to Long Beach, fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  6 h 3 min

  1. LGB - SJC

$58 - $265

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 2 min

  1. ONT - SJC

$120 - $421

Train to Santa Ana, fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  6 h 8 min

  1. SNA - SJC

$90 - $292

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 12 min

  1. 6860 / ...

$41 - $104

Train  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Coast Starlight

$71 - $184

Drive  •  6 h 16 min

  1. 373.4 miles

$35 - $55

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

Boltbus operates a bus from Union Station to Stanford University 3 times a day. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 7 h. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Union Station to Stanford University once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 10 h 1 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Metro Los Angeles
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Union City BART to Stanford Oval
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Del Amo Station Bay 1 to Del Amo & Lakewood Se
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
Boltbus
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Union Station and Stanford University is 516 km. The road distance is 597 km.

The cheapest way to get from Union Station to Stanford University is to bus which costs $30 - $45 and takes 8 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from Union Station to Stanford University is to fly and Caltrain which takes 4 h 23 min and costs $65 - $320.

No, there is no direct train from Union Station to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Palo Alto Caltrain via San Jose Diridon Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 14 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Union Station to Stanford University, including transfers.