Stanford is roughly equidistant from the San Francisco and San Jose airports. Three major airports serve the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco International (SFO), San Jose Mineta International (SJC), and Oakland International (OAK). We suggest comparing fares to all three airports, as there can be significant differences, even for the same airline.
A set of basic directions to Stanford for travelers using public transportation is available on Stanford's Bay Area Transit website.
Exit onto Embarcadero Road and travel west, following the signs directing you to Stanford University. About three miles after you exit the freeway, Embarcadero Road becomes Galvez Street as you cross El Camino Real. Turn left onto Campus Drive. Turn right onto Lane B. Follow the Lane B and Tresidder Union will be on the right.
Exit onto Sand Hill Road and follow the signs for Stanford University. Heading east, drive approximately 3 miles to the Stanford Shopping Center. Turn right onto Arboretum Road (Nordstrom is on your right). Stay on Arboretum until it ends, then turn right onto Galvez Street. Turn left onto Campus Drive. Turn right onto Lane B. Follow the Lane B and Tresidder Union will be on the right.
We recommend parking at Wilbur Field Garage/Parking Structure 6. Purchase a parking permit and display on your dashboard. The vending machine accepts credit cards, bills, or coins. Parking is free after 4 PM. Please note that the parking lots are monitored regularly and violations are expensive. Once you've parked, continue up Campus Drive. Turn right onto Lane B. Follow the Lane B and Tresidder Union will be on the right.
The Stanford Marguerite shuttle is free. We recommend taking either the X or Y lines. You can see the complete schedule and route on the Transportation website.
Stanford has a bike-friendly campus with lots of bike parking and lanes.