Directions to Stanford

If you plan to drive, you will generally come from either Highway 101 or Interstate 280. From 101, exit at University Avenue (West). From 280, exit at Menlo Park/Sand Hill Road (East).

If you plan to take public transportation, there are several alternatives. San Mateo and Santa Clara County buses stop in front of the hospital. You can also reach the hospital by CalTrans railroad (Palo Alto station) or by Greyhound Bus Lines (Mountain View Station). Santa Clara County buses run from both stations to the hospital.

Patients traveling to the United States from other countries may contact Stanford International Medical Services (IMS) for assistance with transportation and other arrangements for their stay. Please call (650) 723-8561. Toll-free numbers are also available from some countries. See the IMS website for further information.


Patient and visitor parking is available along Pasteur Drive (free, with two-hour limit) and in the Blake Wilbur parking garage off Pasteur Drive. Garage parking is free for stays under 45 minutes. Parking for up to 6 hours costs $6; more than 6 hours and up to 24 hours will be $12.

Valet parking is also available at the hospital entrance and the Clinical Cancer Center entrance; the $8 fee is waived for disabled visitors with a valid place card.

Return Appointments

These are arranged when you check out from the clinic after your visit. You may also call our clinic at any time in the future to schedule or change return appointment times.