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Parking Map (with directions)
From Hwy 101: take the Embarcadero exit, and make sure to take the West Embarcadero sub-exit (toward Stanford). Follow Embarcadero straight ahead. When Embarcadero crosses El Camino Real, it becomes Galvez Street. Keep going straight until you hit Campus Drive, then turn right. Go straight on Campus Drive past Palm Drive and past Medical Way, then make the first right turn you can (into a parking lot) after Medical Way. (The turn into the parking lot is opposite Via Ortega Way). The Fairchild Building (299 W. Campus Drive) will be straight ahead of you once you turn into the parking lot.
From Hwy 280: take the Sand Hill Rd./Stanford University exit, follow the signs for Sand Hill Rd. East. Proceed straight on Sand Hill Rd. past several lights and a merge, and turn right on Stock Farm Rd. Follow Stock Farm Rd. until it ends at Campus Drive; turn left on Campus Drive. Follow Campus Drive past Welch Rd. and Panama St. to Via Ortega, then turn left into the parking lot opposite Via Ortega. Once you have made the turn into the parking lot, the Fairchild Building will be straight ahead of you.
From Mountain View & nearby locations: if
you can easily get to Central Expressway, Central Expwy is the most direct way
to get to the Stanford Campus. Take Central Expressway towards Palo Alto (North).
(At some point, Central Expressway will become Alma Street.) Keep going on Alma
until you pass Homer Street, then watch on the right for the University Avenue/
Palm Drive exit that will take you to Stanford. The exit will take you around
and under Alma. Try to get in the left-hand lane, as the right hand lane becomes
a right-turn only lane in a couple of blocks. Follow Palm Drive straight until
you hit Campus Drive, turn right. Follow Campus Drive around past Medical Lane
and turn right into the parking lot entrance just opposite Via Ortega Way. The
Sherman Fairchild Bldg. will be right in front of you at that point.
***As an alternative to Central Expressway (especially if coming from Menlo Park or places north), you could also take El Camino Real to the University Ave./Palm Drive exit, then follow the directions from Palm Drive.
The parking lot in question is a reserved lot (permit only). There are paid parking garages in the area, or you can ask your host to provide you with a day permit to hang in your car.
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Last updated: 01/16/04