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Visitor Resource Guide

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Getting here

Stanford University main address:  
450 Jane Stanford Way  
Stanford, CA 94305  


San Francisco International (SFO) is approximately 25 miles north and San Jose International (SJC) approximately 20 miles south of Stanford. Both airports offer public transport, shuttle, and hire car options that will get you here. Oakland International (OAK) is also an option but is further from campus and can be more difficult to travel to/from using public transport and shuttles. See info about airport shuttles.  

Public transportation

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) provides limited transit service on the San Francisco Peninsula and throughout the East Bay. BART services do not extend past the Millbrae station. Stanford riders can connect to BART via Caltrain and bus connections at the following stations:

Millbrae – served by Caltrain  
Fremont – served by the Line U East Bay Express  
Union City – served by the Dumbarton Express

Caltrain connects San Francisco and San Jose (including both airports) with a stop in Palo Alto. Visitors using Caltrain should get off at the Palo Alto station and take the Marguerite shuttle to campus.

See the Stanford Transportation website for more information about getting to campus using public transit.

Campus parking and shuttles

Visitor parking

Generally, parking permits are required to park on campus. Visitors may obtain a parking permit by the hour or by the day.

Visitor parking information 
Visitor parking rates 
Parking for persons with disabilities 
Event parking 
Tour bus parkingTour bus protocol

Please remember to lock your vehicle and do not leave valuables inside. 

Marguerite Shuttle

Marguerite is Stanford's free shuttle service and is open to the public – no ID required. The Marguerite serves major parking structures and lots on campus, traversing the campus Monday through Friday all year (except university holidays). ​​​​​​All buses are wheelchair-accessible and have bike racks. ​ See the live shuttle map to take a shuttle to or from your event.  

Marguerite shuttle information

Stanford Redwood City Campus

The first significant location beyond the university's main campus, the Stanford Redwood City (SRWC) campus is located between Broadway and Bay Road. On weekdays, there is a free shuttle between Redwood City Caltrain and Stanford Redwood City campus. See the SRWC shuttle schedules for more information.

Emergency info and lost and found

In the event of an emergency, call 911. 

Emergencies – call 9-1-1
9-9-1-1 from a main campus phone (e.g. request medical assistance, report a crime that is in progress)

Non-emergency response - (650) 329-2413
(e.g. file a police report, report a crime or a public safety concern that has already occurred, etc.)

Department of Public Safety main office - (650) 723-9633
233 Bonair Siding
Stanford, CA 94305 

Lost and found
Marguerite shuttle lost and found
Stanford Athletics lost and found

Stanford University's Land Acknowledgment Statement

Stanford sits on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land was and continues to be of great importance to the Ohlone people. Consistent with our values of community and inclusion, we have a responsibility to acknowledge, honor, and make visible the University’s relationship to Native peoples.

Please note that some of these websites are not maintained by Stanford University and may change without notice. The information on this page is provided for your convenience and does not constitute an endorsement.