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Courtyard of the James H. Clark Center

Maps & Directions

Stanford is easily accessible from throughout the San Francisco Bay area, including San Francisco, Berkeley, and San Jose.

David Packard Electrical Engineering Building


Visitor parking is available near the Visitor Center and other convenient locations across campus.

Marguerite, Stanford’s Free Campus Shuttle

Public Transit

Whether you are staying in Palo Alto or traveling from elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can reach Stanford by way of convenient public transportation.

View of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge


Three major airports serve the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco International, San Jose Mineta International, and Oakland International.

Students talking in the arcade of the Main Quad

Where to Stay

Stanford’s location adjacent to Palo Alto and Menlo Park offers an abundance of lodging choices, ranging from B&Bs and motels to luxury hotels.