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Stanford Travel Program

It is highly encouraged that Stanford travelers use Stanford Travel booking channels when booking flights, hotels, and rental cars for university-sponsored travel. Stanford Travel booking channels streamline the reimbursement process; offer discounts, benefits, and perks to travelers; and automatically register itineraries and any booking updates to the Travel Registry. In addition, the Stanford Travel team can provide specialized assistance as needed to travelers who book through Stanford Travel.

For travel that cannot be booked through Stanford Travel, such as regional air travel offered by local carriers, visit the Airfare and Lodging pages for more information. For information on the booking processes for various types of travelers, see Topic Overview: Planning and Booking Travel.

For more information about business and travel policies see the Topic Overview: Business and Travel Expense Policies.

For important updates about infectious diseases, travel warnings, and other public health issues, please visit Travel Health Alerts before booking travel.

Book Through Stanford Travel

Stanford Travel consists of booking channels that, within them, feature over 50 travel partners, who provide airline, lodging and ground transportation booking services under negotiated rates and terms. Stanford travelers are free to choose any channel to book university-sponsored travel based on each channel's unique offerings described below.

Click the booking channel button below to book travel. Note that an initial profile setup is required for United Corporate Direct.

Egencia
Key Travel
StudentUniverse
United Corporate Direct
Best for:
  • Online bookings
  • Agent assistance
  • Travel arrangers
  • Visitor access
  • Low hotel rates
Best for:
  • Agent assistance
  • Complex bookings
  • International travel
  • Multiple travelers
  • Fly America Act guidance
Best for:
  • Online bookings
  • Agent assistance
  • Special student rates
  • Faculty-led groups
     
Benefits after enrollment:
  • Up to 25% UA discounts
  • Multiple travelers
  • Break from Business personal
    discounts
  • Book directly on the United app
    or United.com
Learn more or launch
Egencia
Learn more or launch
Key Travel
Learn more or launch
StudentUniverse
Learn more or enroll in
United Corporate Direct

 

Note that the Anthony Travel booking channel, not listed here, is used exclusively by Athletics.

Benefits of Stanford Travel

The following benefits are available for travel booked through the Stanford Travel booking channels:

  • Automatically send reservations to the travel registry to enable the university to provide assistance to travelers in the event of an emergency
  • Access to priority boarding, name changes, and other advantages negotiated with Stanford's travel suppliers and partners
  • Stanford-negotiated discounts with all major airlines and Enterprise/National and Hertz car rental companies, and low rates at thousands of hotels around the world
  • Convenience of booking the majority of university travel in one place
  • Simplified expense reimbursement process
  • Eligibility for applicable supplier loyalty points and benefits
  • Pay with the Stanford Travel Card or a personal card
  • Booking channel support provided by industry experts to assist at every step of the journey

See the table below to make a reservation through a Stanford Travel booking channel or to get help with a reservation. Service fees may apply.

Booking Channel Links to Channel Phone Support Email Support
Egencia powers a robust online booking tool for airline, lodging and ground transportation that is used primarily to book domestic and standard international trips. Book online or with an experienced travel agent. Access your profile and book online

Learn more

24 hours a day:
1-202-414-2334

For support with a reservation made via the meeting tool: 1-212-329-7243

Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST
@email

For support with a reservation made via the meeting tool: @email

Key Travel specializes in the humanitarian, faith and academic sector. Key Travel is the only booking channel that offers exclusive academic fares, an online booking tool with the Fly America Act incorporated in the booking path and the ability to book multiple travelers on the same reservation.  Access your profile and book online

Learn more
 
24 hours a day:
Phone: 1-646-289-6816
@email
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PST
StudentUniverse offers unique features and benefits designed especially for students, and specializes in faculty-led student groups. Book online or with an agent. Book online now

Learn more

24 hours a day:
Toll-free within the US and Canada: +1-844-589-0594

Toll-free within the UK: +0-808-234-4107

Outside the U.S. Canada and the U.K: +1-617-321-3100

For agent assistance, fill out this form. You’ll receive a quote via email within 1 to 3 business days.

For general support and questions about using StudentUniverse, contact: @email

United Corporate Direct: United MileagePlus members can book on united.com or the united app after program enrollment (book airfare only; car rental, hotel and packages do not qualify). Stanford-negotiated rates will display. Enroll now

Learn more

UCD travel cannot be booked by phone. Book through united.com or the United Airlines app.

To contact United while traveling, call 800-864-8331.

@email
(For assistance accessing UCD rates. Response to emails will be sent within 24 hours Monday through Friday.)

Travelers also have a choice of the other travel services listed below. For guidance on booking home shares (such as Airbnb or Vrbo), visit the Lodging Policy page.

Uber for Business

Uber for Business

Stanford travelers are permitted (but not required) to use Uber for Business (U4B) for ground transportation. Department administrators who want to manage rides for Stanford travelers or visitors can set up U4B accounts.

Lyft Business

Lyft Business

Stanford travelers are permitted (but not required) to use Lyft for ground transportation. Department administrators who want to manage rides for Stanford travelers or visitors can set up Lyft business accounts.

Stanford Guest House

Stanford Guest House

Stanford Guest House is the only hotel owned and operated by Stanford. All individuals and groups affiliated with or visiting Stanford University, SLAC, or Stanford Medicine are welcome.

Through Stanford Travel, Stanford travelers and travel arrangers can book university-sponsored travel for travelers employed by Stanford, for domestic and international Stanford visitors, and for groups and multiple travelers. Stanford travelers and travel arrangers may also use a Stanford Travel booking channel to add a personal travel component to a university-sponsored trip, as long as they reimburse Stanford for the personal component, as needed.

All university-sponsored travel booked through Stanford Travel may be paid with a Travel Card or paid with a personal card and reimbursed by Stanford. Visit the Planning and Booking Travel page for guidance on planning, booking and reimbursing travel for Stanford employees or visitors, travel for groups and multiple travelers, and personal travel.

Last Updated: May 9, 2024