Visiting SNL

Address: The Stanford Nanocharacterization Laboratory is located in the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials in the McCullough Building at Stanford University. For information about visiting Stanford, check out Visitor Information on the University website.

Traveling by car: Directions to Stanford are available <here>. To get to the McCullough Building, follow these directions to Galvez Street (or University Avenue). Turn right on Campus Drive West. Turn left at Via Ortega. Metered parking is available at the street level in Parking Structure 2, located nearby (the price is $1.50/hour) or in the Tresidder Parking Lot (permit machines will take coins, bills, and credit cards). Alternatively, one-day visitor parking permits may be purchased at various locations on campus (click <here> for more information).

Public transportation: As for public transportation options, the Stanford Marguerite Shuttle services the Stanford campus and nearby areas, including the Palo Alto Caltrain Station. Links to Bay and Peninsula area bus services, trains, and shuttles can be found <here>.

Air Travel: San Jose International Airport (SJC) is located 17 miles south of Stanford and is about 30 minutes travel by car. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is located about 23 miles north of Stanford University and is about a 40-minute drive. Shuttles are available and cost about $25.

Accomodations: Click <here> for Stanford's list of area hotels/motels. Visiting academic researchers may want to look into the SLAC Guest House (guests must have a Stanford sponsor). During summer months, sponsored visitors may also find housing through Stanford Conference Services, which offers studio apartments and residence hall rooms starting at $32.75/night.

Searchable Campus Map

Department of Parking and Transportation Maps

Visitor Parking Map <PDF>