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Maps & Directions
Stanford is easily accessible from throughout the San Francisco Bay area, including San Francisco, Berkeley, and San Jose.
If you are using a maps Web site to plan your route, the easiest way to locate Stanford is to enter our zip code 94305.
The following driving directions are to the Stanford Visitor Center.
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.
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.Updated on September 17, 2019 10:59 AM
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