There are 11 ways to get from Los Angeles 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 6 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) LAX - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain

$76 - $255

Cheapest option

Bus Boltbus  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA LA-Oakland

$32 - $45

9 alternative options

Fly Burbank to San Jose, Caltrain  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain

$65 - $314

Fly Burbank to Oakland, bus  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK
  2. Take the bus from Union City BART to Stanford Oval

$113 - $442

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to San Jose (SJC) ONT - SJC
  3. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain

$120 - $421

Tram to Long Beach, fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
  2. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to San Jose (SJC) LGB - SJC
  3. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain

$54 - $261

Train to Santa Ana, fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC
  3. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain

$90 - $292

Bus Megabus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA

$35 - $51

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6860 / ...

$41 - $95

Train  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$71 - $184

Drive  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Stanford University 361.1 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Stanford University is to fly and Caltrain which costs $75 - $260 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Stanford University is 323 miles. The road distance is 361.1 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Los Angeles to Stanford University, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Stanford University is to bus which takes 7 h 34 min and costs $35 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $190 and takes 11 h 9 min.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Stanford University.
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  • Distance: 322.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 6 min

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

Megabus operates a bus from Los Angeles to Stanford University every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 25 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles 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 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
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 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
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
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
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
46 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
Metro Los Angeles
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Union City BART to Stanford Oval
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Greyhound USA
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
[email protected]
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
Boltbus

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