Stanford University does not endorse any non-Stanford transportation service providers. The transportation options listed in this document are provided merely as a convenience to our conference clients. Please note that schedules or fees may change without notice.
DRIVING TO CAMPUS
Given the sprawling nature of Stanford’s campus, it is recommended that anyone visiting the campus determine the building(s) and/or street names relevant to their visit. Maps of Stanford’s campus, Palo Alto, and the Bay Area can be found at: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/visitorinfo/plan/maps.html
From Hwy 101: Take the Embarcadero Road exit west to El Camino Real. After crossing El Camino Real, Embarcadero Road becomes Galvez Street. Once on campus, please contact your Conference Front Desk (CFD) should you need additional directions. Note: Your Conference Account Manager/Coordinator will provide you with your CFD contact information.
From Hwy 280: Take the Alpine Road exit east. At the first traffic light, make a right onto Junipero Serra Blvd. Turn left at the next traffic light onto Campus Drive West. Once on campus, please contact your Conference Front Desk (CFD) should you need additional directions. Note: Your Conference Account Manager/Coordinator will provide you with your CFD contact information.
RENTING A CAR
Enterprise Rent-A-Car has a branch at Stanford. You can contact them directly by phone at (650) 833-8060 or on-line at www.enterprise.com. All other car rental services listed below have off-campus locations.
Zipcar: Stanford has one of the largest university Zipcar programs in the nation with more than a dozen Zipcar locations at Stanford. Most Zipcars at Stanford are fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles. Rates start at $8 per hour and include gas and insurance. Learn more at http://zipcar.stanford.edu.
TRANSPORTATION FROM SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) AND SAN JOSE (SJC) AIRPORTS
Stanford University is conveniently located near three regional airports. Please review the “Airport Transportation” web page for alternative transportation options to and from regional airports: http://transportation.stanford.edu/alt_transportation/airport.shtml.
ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO GET AROUND
Reducing single-occupant vehicles and peak-hour vehicle trips is a priority at Stanford in keeping with the university’s sustainability and General Use Permit goals. As such, please minimize event vehicle traffic and avoid, to the extent possible, event times that create peak-hour vehicle trips. Avoid arrivals between 7:30 AM to 9 AM; avoid departures between 4:30 PM to 6 PM.
A full list of local public transportation options, including VTA, SamTrans, Caltrain, BART, Muni, and more, can be found at http://transportation.stanford.edu/alt_transportation/BayAreaTransit.shtml.
Ensure attendees know what transit options are available to them and consider providing a free transit pass with event registration. Event attendees can plan their trip by transit using the free 511 transit trip planner: http://www.511.org. Parking & Transportation Services (P&TS) can develop a list of transit, bike, and carpool options specifically for your event. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stanford's Free Marguerite Shuttle
Stanford’s free Marguerite buses travel around campus, connect to transit, and travel to nearby hotels, shopping, dining, and entertainment. The main shuttle lines operate Monday - Friday throughout the year, (excluding university holidays), from roughly 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Since start and end times vary by line, check specific Marguerite schedules at http://transportation.stanford.edu/marguerite/MargueriteSched.shtml.
We ask that if you expect to have a large group of event attendees travel on the system that you give us a call so we can discuss system capacity. In some cases an extra bus may need to be added to meet event demands, at a cost to the event.
Event attendees are encouraged to use the online map and schedule to reduce printed publications that may be used only once, then thrown away. If, however, you want to order Marguerite Maps and Schedules for your event, send an email to email@example.com or call (650) 723-9362.
Charter Bus Services
Events for large groups may require shuttle services to and from the event or around campus. Parking & Transportation Services (P&TS) offers convenient charter services below-market rates to the campus community for all campus related events. A variety of bus sizes are available with courteous drivers who are familiar with the Stanford campus. For more information or to make a reservation, go to http://transportation.stanford.edu/charterbus.
This includes parking shuttles from Parking Structure 5, Galvez Field or any other parking area to all campus event locations, trips to all local destinations in Stanford owned buses and out of area trips with select below market rate vendors. For more information contact charter services at (650) 724-9339 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information regarding carpools can be found on-line at: http://transportation.stanford.edu/alt_transportation/Carpool.shtml. Zimride at Stanford matches those seeking rides with those offering rides. http://transportation.stanford.edu/alt_transportation/Ridematch.shtml#zimride. Stanford affiliates can register for Zimride at http://zimride.stanford.edu and restrict matches to Stanford affiliates only or match with the broader Zimride community if they choose. Non-Stanford affiliates can register at http://www.zimride.com. Zimride now offers a customized event ride matching interface, which can incorporate your logo and drop down options for events with multiple locations.
One of the quickest ways to travel around campus is biking. Stanford alumni (and their guests 16 and older) can borrow a bike from the Alumni Center for free by stopping by the alumni center front desk. All visitors can rent bikes on a daily or weekly basis from the Campus Bike Shop: http://www.campusbikeshop.com.
For regional walking and biking maps, visit http://transportation.stanford.edu/alt_transportation/BikingAtStanford.shtml#routes. For bike trip planning, send an email to email@example.com.
Reminder: bicyclists should always wear helmets every time they ride, even for short trips, and follow the rules of the road that apply to bicyclists when riding on campus. More bike safety tips are available at http://transportation.stanford.edu/alt_transportation/BikingAtStanford.shtml.