Directions by Public Transportation
By public transportation
From the south:
To get to Stanford from the south, you may use Caltrain, the commuter rail service that runs between Gilroy and San Francisco, or VTA, the bus system for Santa Clara County. Caltrain serves two stops near Stanford: Palo Alto station and California Avenue station. Palo Alto is also served by over 10 VTA bus lines, with several lines stopping on El Camino Real and at the Palo Alto Transit Center.
The Stanford Marguerite shuttle meets most trains and many buses at the Palo Alto station from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Lines C, X, and Y will drop you off at the Knight Management Center complex, where you may walk across Campus Drive East to Bonair Siding.
From the north:
To get to Stanford from the north, take either Caltrain, or SamTrans (the San Mateo County bus service) to Palo Alto Transit Center. Caltrain connects with BART at Millbrae station, accommodating people coming from Berkeley, Oakland, or San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
From the east:
To get to Stanford from the east, use the Dumbarton Express (DB) or the Line U, which runs weekdays from the Union City BART (DB) and Fremont BART (Line U) stations, across the Dumbarton Bridge to the Palo Alto Caltrain station, where the Stanford Marguerite Shuttle meets most trains.
From San Jose International Airport:
To get to Stanford from the San Jose International Airport (SJO), take VTA's Airport Flyer to Santa Clara Caltrain station, and transfer to a northbound Caltrain to Palo Alto station.
From San Francisco International Airport:
To get to Stanford from SFO, take BART from SFO to Millbrae station, and transfer to a southbound Caltrain, bound for Palo Alto. Alternatively, you may use SamTrans' Route KX to get to the Stanford Shopping Center. Marguerite connects the Stanford Shopping Center with campus.