By train (Caltrain):
Caltrain is a commuter rail service that runs between
Gilroy and San Francisco. There are two stops close to Stanford: one
on California Avenue and another at the end of Palm Drive in downtown
The Stanford shuttle, called Marguerite,
meets most trains at both the Palo Alto and California Ave. stations
from 6 a.m. to 7:45 p.m Monday - Friday.
From points south of Stanford (Santa Clara Valley
The Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) runs buses
to Palo Alto and south of Stanford. It also operates the
light rail line in Santa Clara County. More
From North of Stanford (SamTrans):
SamTrans runs buses to most points north of Stanford.
Five of their lines serve Stanford well. More
From the East Bay (Dumbarton Express):
The Dumbarton Express
runs weekdays from the Union City BART station across the Dumbarton
Bridge to the Palo Alto Caltrain station, where the Stanford shuttle,
meets most trains.