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Travel planning tips

  • Stanford is easily accessible from two international airports, San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC).
  • From SFO, one can combine a short BART train ride with a somewhat longer Caltrain ride to reach downtown Palo Alto, on the edge of campus. Here's a trip planner.
  • From SJC, one can combine a short VTA shuttle bus ride with a somewhat longer Caltrain ride to reach downtown Palo Alto, on the edge of campus. Here's a trip planner.
  • SuperShuttle serves both SFO and SJC with shared vans and private cars.
  • We recommend avoiding the third Bay Area airport, Oakland (OAK), as ground transportation from there is considerably less convenient.
  • For additional information, see Stanford's Maps and Directions site.

Hotels with special FASL rates

For these hotels, using the following links should ensure that you get our conference rate:

Other hotels

  • Stanford maintains a comprehensive list of hotels near the university.

Local travel to the conference site

  • The conference sites are both about a 1.5-mile walk from downtown Palo Alto.
  • The Marguerite is Stanford's free public shuttle. Consult the line maps and schedules here.

Parking

Parking on Stanford's campus can be challenging, but here are the options for attendees who plan to drive to the conference: