Stanford University

Stanford University is located in sunny Northern California, approximately 40 miles south of San Francisco.

First time visitors to the campus may find the following links helpful:


By Air

Stanford is roughly equidistant from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and San Jose International Airport (SJO).

For transportation to and from the area airports, we recommend SuperShuttle at (650) 558-8500 or BayPorter Express at (877) 467-1800 (for service to San Francisco International Airport) and South and East Bay Shuttle at (800) 548-4664 (for service to San Jose International Airport). A door-to-door shuttle to or from the airport will cost approximately $25.

Public Transit

From points south of Stanford (Santa Clara Valley Transportation Agency):
The Valley Transportation Agency (VTA) runs buses to Palo Alto and most points south of Stanford. It also operates the light rail line in Santa Clara County. More »

From points north of Stanford (SamTrans):
SamTrans runs buses to most points north of Stanford. Five of their lines serve Stanford well. More »

NOTICE: The Caltrain shuts down on weekends and is replaced with the RRX, Caltrain's alternate bus service. Also, the Stanford shuttle, called The Marguerite, has limited service on weekends.

Directions and Parking

General Information

The Law School

The Law School is located at 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA.

Interactive map, zoomed in on Law School


Special Rate

The Westin, Palo Alto, is offering a special rate of $145 for conference attendees. To register, call 1-650-321-4422 and mention the Stanford Spectrum Conference. Reservations can be made via email at Email reservations must include: guest name, arrival/departure date, address, phone #, and name of group. The cut off date for the $145 rate is Friday, February 7, 2003.

The Westin Palo Alto
675 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California 94301

Additionally, the following hotels are located one or two miles from campus.

Sheraton Palo Alto
635 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Location: About 1 mile from the Law School, near downtown Palo Alto.
The Cardinal Hotel
235 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Location: About 1 mile from the Law School, in downtown Palo Alto.
Hotel California
2431 Ash St
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Location: About 1 1/2 miles from the Law School, near California Avenue.

Creekside Inn
3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
(650) 493-2411
Location: About 2 miles south of the Law School. The hotel operates a free shuttle to Stanford campus (or anywhere within a 5 mile radius).