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By Public Transportation

On weekdays, we strongly encourage the use of our Marguerite shuttle system. Stanford cares about environmental sustainability, parking is at a premium and the easiest way to find us is via the Marguerite.

If you arrive by CalTrain at the University Avenue/main Palo Alto station, take the Marguerite X line, and disembark at the corner of Panama St. and Via Ortega.

By Car

If you drive to campus on a weekday, your best bet is to either park in the metered or visitor pay lots (bring lots of quarters) or purchase a one-day parking pass. The metered lots are enforced 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., M–F and the "A," "C," or "Z" lots are enforced 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., M–F. You are free to park in these areas after enforcement hours (from 4 p.m. on) and on the weekend at no charge. Please note that visitors cannot park in student lots, which are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The university's visitor parking services can help with maps and permits.

From 280:

Heading South:

  • Exit at Alpine Road East
  • Turn right onto Junipero Serra
  • At the first traffic light, turn left onto Campus Drive West
  • Turn right onto Panama Street

The parking structure and parking lot are on Panama Street at Via Ortega*

Heading North:

  • Exit at Page Mill Road East
  • Turn left at Junipero Serra
  • At the third light, turn right onto Campus Drive West
  • Follow Campus Drive West past Santa Teresa Street as it curves around toward the hospital
  • Turn right onto Panama Street
  • The parking structure and parking lot are on Panama Street at Via Ortega*

From 101:

  • Take the Embarcadero Road Exit
  • Follow exit signs to Embarcadero Road West/Stanford University
  • Go west on Embarcadero and cross El Camino onto the Stanford campus (street will change name to Galvez St.)
  • Stay in left lane on Galvez St. and bear left at the fork in the road
  • Turn right onto Campus Drive
  • Turn left onto Panama Street
  • The parking structure and parking lot are on Panama Street at Via Ortega*

*Note: Via Ortega is closed due to construction. Please use Panama Street to access the parking areas.

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