Maps & Directions

Maps

Stanford is easily accessible from throughout the San Francisco Bay area, including San Francisco, Berkeley, and San Jose.  We encourage you to download and print both the Parking and Circulation Map (PDF) and the Printable Visitor Map (PDF) and bring them with you. 

Campus Maps

Area Maps

If you are using a maps Web site to plan your route, the easiest way to locate Stanford is to enter our zip code 94305.

Directions

The following driving directions are to our Visitor Center.

From Highway 101 North & South

Take the Embarcadero Road exit west toward Stanford. At El Camino Real, Embarcadero becomes Galvez Street as it enters the campus. Stay in the left lane and continue toward the center of campus, past the stadium on the left, and crossing Campus Drive. There is visitor parking on Memorial Way at Galvez Street. Additional metered parking is available nearby at Encina Hall and the Burnham Pavilion at Serra Street and Arguello Way.  Please check parking signs carefully and note that parking is monitored Monday - Friday, 8am. - 4pm. See the Parking section for more options.

The Visitor Information Center is in Memorial Hall, across from Hoover Tower on Serra Street.

From Highway 280 North & South

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.  Move to the left lane and continue past the stadium and across Campus Drive.  There is visitor parking on Memorial Way at Galvez Street. Additional metered parking is available nearby at Encina Hall and the Burnham Pavilion at Serra Street and Arguello Way.  Please check parking signs carefully and note that parking is monitored Monday - Friday, 8am. - 4pm. See the Parking section for more options.

The Visitor Information Center is in Memorial Hall, across from Hoover Tower on Serra Street.

From El Camino Real

Exit El Camino Real at University Avenue. Turn toward the hills (away from the center of Palo Alto). As you enter Stanford, University Avenue becomes Palm Drive. Go through one traffic light, and turn left onto Campus Drive at the first stop sign. Turn right at Galvez Street, the next stop sign.  There is visitor parking on Memorial Way at Galvez Street. Additional metered parking is available nearby at the Burnham Pavilion at Serra Street and Arguello Way.  Please check parking signs carefully and note that parking is monitored Monday - Friday, 8am. - 4pm. See the Parking section for more options.

The Visitor Information Center is in Memorial Hall, across from Hoover Tower on Serra Street.

 

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