Plan Your Visit


Stanford requires permits for its on-campus lots. Visitors may park in lots or spaces designated with a green "P" or an "E" sign. Parking in these spaces is charged at an hourly rate between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Weekend and holiday parking is normally free.

Complete information for visitor parking
(provided by Stanford Transportation)

Visitor parking

The primary visitor parking area for campus is the Visitor/Track Lot (located at 269 Galvez Street, adjacent to the Stanford Visitor Center and Stanford Athletics Shop). Under normal circumstances, parking is enforced from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. weekdays; evenings and weekends are free unless otherwise posted for special events. Overflow parking is usually available across the street in the Galvez Lot.

 On the main Stanford campus, you have the option to purchase parking by the hour through the pay-for-parking kiosk or by the ParkMobile app (also available on the Stanford mobile website). As of September 1, 2019, visitor parking is $4.46 per hour; a 30-minute minimum payment is required. Enter your vehicle license plate number and pay with your credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover card only; no cash accepted). You do not need to display your receipt in your vehicle. The receipt is only valid at the lot or structure in which you purchased it.

Parking maps

For maps indicating parking near the Stanford Visitor Center or other parts of campus, view the current "Visitor Map" or "Parking & Circulation Map" located in Stanford’s Available Maps Library.

Parking options near the Stanford Visitor Center

(subject to occasional change or closure for special event parking)

  • Visitor Center Lot (L-95)
    Galvez Street (west side of the street), between Nelson Road and Campus Drive
  • Galvez Lot (L-96)
    Galvez Street (east side of the street), between Arboretum Road and Campus Drive
  • Varsity Lot (L-97)
    Nelson Road, off Galvez Street adjacent to Stanford Stadium
Updated on September 17, 2019 2:09 PM