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The closest major airport is San Francisco International Airport, located in San Francisco, CA, at a distance of only 10 miles from the city center of Stanford, CA.
The public transportation service is provided by the VTA (Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority), which offers primarily bus service to Palo Alto, including the South Bay area and Silicon Valley. The Stanford University Free Shuttle (Marguerite) is a convenient way to travel to and from campus, especially for students, and the Palo Alto Free Shuttle (Crosstown and Embarcadero) offers frequent service to major points in Palo Alto, such as the downtown area, the main library, the Municipal Golf Course and the Caltrain University Ave. Station.
Easy! Just follow the driving directions listed below!
From Highway 280 North & South: Exit onto Sand Hill Road and follow the signs for Stanford University. Heading east, drive approximately 3 miles to the Stanford Shopping Center. Turn right onto Arboretum Road (Nordstrom is on your right). Stay on Arboretum until it ends, then turn right onto Galvez Street. Move to the left lane and continue past the stadium. The entrance to the Visitor Center Lot is on the left just beyond Nelson Road.
From Highway 101 North & South: Exit onto Embarcadero Road and travel west, following the signs directing you to Stanford University. About three miles after you exit the freeway, Embarcadero Road becomes Galvez Street as you cross El Camino Real. Stay in the left lane and continue past the stadium. The entrance to the Visitor Center Lot is on the left just beyond Nelson Road.
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