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Airports and public transportation

Airports & Public Transportation

  • Airports

    • San Francisco International Airport  | View »

      Allow 60 minutes driving time.

    • Drive south (toward San Jose) on US-101 (Bayshore Freeway).
    • Take the Embarcadero Road exit west toward Stanford.
    • At El Camino Real, Embarcadero turns into Galvez Street as it enters the university.

    • San Jose International Airport | View »

      Allow 45 minutes driving time.

    • Drive north (toward San Francisco) US-101 (Bayshore Freeway).
    • Follow directions above.

    • Oakland International Airport | View »

      Allow 80 minutes driving time.

    • Drive south (toward San Jose) on I-880.
    • Take CA-92 west (toward Half Moon Bay). Be prepared to pay a $4 bridge toll. Take US-101 (Bayshore Freeway) south (toward San Jose).
    • Follow directions above.

    Public transportation

    • Valley Transit Authority | View »

      Valley Transit Authority provides bus, light rail, and shuttle service.

    • SamTrans | View »

      Bus service throughout San Mateo County, with additional service to San Francisco and Palo Alto.

    • CalTrain | View »

      Commuter rail transit between San Francisco and San Jose, including the new high-speed Baby Bullet train. Take the free Marguerite Shuttle from Caltrain Station to campus.

    • BART | View »

      Light rail service across the Bay Area; the nearest station to Stanford is Millbrae, which is about 20 miles north.

    • Dumbarton Express | View »

      Weekday express bus service across the Dumbarton Bridge, serving Union City, Fremont, Newark, Menlo Park and Palo Alto and connecting to BART.

    • Marguerite Shuttle | View »

      Stanford campus shuttle bus system.