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How to Get to Campus
Building Locations & Suggested Parking
Public Transportation
Driving Directions to Continuing Studies Office
Map Downloads


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 Visitor Map (PDF) and bring them with you.

Stanford parking is free after 4:00 pm and on weekends (except where 24-hour-enforced signs are posted). No permits are required. Most Continuing Studies courses are located in or near the Main Quad to allow access to parking in the Oval. Please be aware that parking can be difficult on campus. For information on where to park on campus, visit the Parking and Transportation website.

If you need special parking accommodations due to a disability, call or email the Diversity and Access office for assistance: 650-725-0326 or disability.access@stanford.edu.

The Marguerite Shuttle
The Marguerite, Stanford's free public shuttle system, offers transportation to and from the Palo Alto Transit Center. The main shuttle lines traverse the campus Monday through Friday all year (except University holidays). All buses are wheelchair-accessible and have bicycle racks. Marguerite is free and open to the public - no ID required. Lines N and O offer evening service  between the Palo Alto Transit Center and top of the Oval. For more information on the Marguerite shuttle including schedules and maps, visit the Parking and Transportation website.

For more information on Bay Area Transit (Caltrain, VTA, BART, etc) options visit the Bay Area Transit page on the Parking and Transportation website.


How to Get to Campus

Please use the directions tool below to find directions to various locations on campus. 

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Building Locations & Suggested Parking

The Searchable Campus Map site allows you to locate any building on campus. You will be required to type in the name of your building to see a detailed map.

Below is a list of classroom locations for Continuing Studies. Students may find their course location in the confirmation letter they receive after registering. Please click the links to view maps of the specific classroom locations on campus.

Bldg. 200 (Lane History Corner) Oval
Bldg. 160 (Wallenberg) Oval
School of Education (Cubberley) Oval, Tresidder
Bldg. 260 (Pigott Hall) Language Corner Oval
Cummings Art Building Cummings Art Gallery Oval
Meyer Library, Meyer Forum Rm. 124 Parking Structure 6
Bldg. 250 (Main Quad) Oval
Bldg. 380 (Math Corner) Oval
Bldg. 420 (Jordan Hall) Oval
Hewlett Teaching Center - Bldg. Hewlett, Rm. 201 (Bloch Lecture Hall) Oval
Braun Music Center, Rm. 103 Tresidder
Arguello (Encina Modular B) Instructional Labs Memorial Way
Bldg. Roble Gym, Rm. Roble Studio Tresidder, Parking Structure 2
Bldg. 320, Geology Corner (Braun Hall) Oval
Cantor Arts Center Lomita Dr.

Public Transportation

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.
The local transit hub for bus and train services at Stanford is the Palo Alto Caltrain Station, located near the main entrance to campus near the intersections of Palm Drive, University Avenue, and El Camino Real. The Stanford Marguerite Shuttle, the University’s free shuttle bus, operates several routes. Most provide service from the Caltrain Station to multiple campus locations.
If you are traveling from San Francisco or San Jose, Caltrain is your most convenient option. A one-way trip from San Francisco takes approximately one hour and costs about $5.75; a one-way trip from San Jose takes approximately 40 minutes and costs about $4.00.  Caltrain also connects with stations and shuttles serving the San Francisco and San Jose International Airports.
A set of basic directions to Stanford for travelers using public transportation is available on Stanford's Bay Area Transit website.

Public Transit Resources

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