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Parking & Transportation Options

On-Campus Parking

Disabled Parking Placards

Stanford honors every state’s DMV disabled placard in all marked parking spaces on campus, including meters, designated blue spaces, service vehicle spaces and permit lots. You may also obtain a California Disabled Person parking placard from the Department of Motor Vehicles website or call 1-800-777-0133 for assistance. 

Temporary Disabled Parking

If you have a temporary disability, you may apply for a single temporary “Service Vehicle” courtesy permit good for up to one week from Parking & Transportation Services. If a permit of longer duration is necessary, you will need to apply for a DMV disability placard.

Freshman Parking Policy

Stanford has a no-freshman-cars-on-campus policy. If any freshmen have a disability-related reason to need their own car on campus, they will need to contact the Office of Accessible Education at 650-723-1066.

On-Campus Transportation

Marguerite Shuttle Buses

Marguerite is Stanford’s free public shuttle service, which travels around campus and connects to nearby transit, shopping, dining, and entertainment. The main shuttle lines traverse the campus Monday – Friday all year (except University holidays). All buses are wheelchair accessible and have bike racks.

DisGo Cart Service

The OAE operates DisGo, a free Disability Golf Cart service, for all members of the Stanford community. It is open to anyone with a disability or medical condition that makes it difficult to travel about campus. DisGo currently maintains two 4-seat golf carts and one wheelchair accessible cart.


Operating after sunset (9:00 PM – 1:45 AM), the 5-SURE service employs drivers to accompany Stanford students from one campus location to the next.

Personal Golf Carts

Golf cart-type vehicles are overseen by Parking & Transportation Services at Stanford University. Contact Parking & Transportation Services for cart service for individuals with temporary or permanent disabilities.

On-Campus & Local Transportation


Taxis provide transportation for passengers with folding wheelchairs at no additional charge. Wheelchair accessible vans are not available in the Stanford University vicinity at this time. There are two San Francisco cab companies that have wheelchair accessible vehicles, but they will not come to Stanford for a pick-up. They will however, bring you from the San Francisco airport down to Stanford, which will cost approximately $85.

Paratransit Services


Outreach provides service to persons whose temporary or permanent disabilities prevent their independent use of the bus or light rail. Individuals who are able to use bus and light rail services, but whose disabilities prevent independent travel to or from bus and light rail stops may also use this service. Patrons must apply for services and must have a doctor's certification as verification of the disability, Reservations require 24 hours advance notice; cancellation required minimum 2 hours in advance, or fee will be incurred.

Redi-Wheels (samTrans)

Redi-Wheels is a transportation service for people with disabilities who cannot independently use regular SamTrans bus service. Redi-Wheels serves San Mateo county and the City of Palo Alto. It operates seven days a week, including holidays, from 5:30 a.m. to midnight and up to 24 hours in some areas (call 650-508-6241 for more information). 24-hour advance notice for reservations is encouraged.

Wheelchair Accessible Car/Van Rental

Please note - these are independent companies, and Stanford University makes no representations or warranties as to them. Off campus resource information is current as of our last update.

Mobility Works
2010 Duane Ave. 95054
Santa Clara, CA 95054 

Phone: 877-2758-4915


Access Options
1253 Birchwood Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Phone: 877-358-6722