We recommend parking in the Tresidder lot. Parking is enforced from 8-4pm during the week, and is free on the weekend. It's $1.50/hour. You simply purchase a receipt from the machines in the lot to display on your windshield.
We recommend flying into either San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC).
There are a number of ways to get from both airports to the Stanford Campus. If you're interested in coordinating ground transportation with other conference attendees, please visit our "Forum" section (coming soon!).
The Super Shuttle is a van share. You must make a reservation -- one-way or round trip -- in advance. Shuttles are cheaper than taxis, but they will take much longer, and on the way back to the airport, they will want to pick you up a few hours before your flight. Prices vary depending on how many people are in your party. www.supershuttle.com
There are affordable public transportation options from both airports, but they involve a number of transfers and depending on how those transfers are timed, might take you over an hour. Instructions from each airport are outlined below.
Step 1: You'll need to take BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) out of the airport. Depending on which gate you arrive at, you may need to take the free AirTran monorail around the airport to reach the BART train platform. Purchase a fare card from one of the machines with enough money to get you to the Millbrae Station (if you're planning on taking public transportation from Stanford back to SFO at the end of the conference, consider putting a roundtrip fare on your card). Fare from SFO to Millbrae is $4.05. Enter the station and board a train to Millbrae. System maps will be posted throughout the platform and can be found at www.bart.gov. You may need to take a train to "Pittsburg/Bay Point" and transfer at San Bruno, the first station that train stops at. From San Bruno, board a train to Millbrae. Note that you will need your fare card both to enter the BART station and to exit it once you've reached your desintation at Millbrae.
Step 2: Disembark at Millbrae and purchase a ticket from one of the machines in the station to the Palo Alto station. Fare from Zone 2 (which includes the Millbrae Station) to Zone 3 (which includes the Palo Alto station) is $5, one way. Board a south-bound CalTrain to the Palo Alto station. NOTE: not every southbound CalTrain stops at the Palo Alto station, so please consult a timetable (http://www.caltrain.com/schedules.html).
Step 3: If your destination is on campus, once you arrive at the Palo Alto station, you can take a free Marguerite shuttle, either line X or Y, onto the Stanford campus. System maps and timetables are online (http://transportation.stanford.edu/marguerite/MargueriteSched.shtml). If you are staying in Palo Alto, consult a map or your hotel about the best way to get from the Palo Alto station to your destination.
Step 1: Take the Air Port Flier, VTA Bus #10 (http://www.vta.org/schedules/SC_10.html) to the Santa Clara CalTrain station. The bus ride is $2 for a one-way fare. You will need exact change for this.
Step 2: Once at the Santa Clara CalTrain station, purchase a ticket to the Palo Alto station from one of the machines in the station before you board the train. Fare from Zone 4 (which includes the Santa Clara station ) to Zone 3 (which includes the Palto Alto station) is $5, one way. Board a northbound CalTrain to the Palo Alto station. Note, not all northbound CalTrains will stop at the Palo Alto station, so be sure to consult a system map and a timetable ((http://www.caltrain.com/schedules.html).
Step 3: Step 3: If your destination is on campus, once you arrive at the Palo Alto station, you can take a free Marguerite shuttle, either line X or Y, onto the Stanford campus. System maps and timetables are online (http://transportation.stanford.edu/marguerite/MargueriteSched.shtml). If you are staying in Palo Alto, consult a map or your hotel about the best way to get from the Palo Alto station to your destination.
Any number of cab companies will take you to/from Stanford and the airport.
SFO: Cabs from SFO will run approximately $80 one-way.
SJC: Cabs from SJC to/from Stanford will cost approximately $40-55. More information on SJC cabs is here: http://www.flysanjose.com/fl/travelers.php?page=ground_trans/taxi&subtit...|+Taxis
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