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Popular Routes

From Highway 101 North & South

  • Take the EMBARCADERO RD/OREGON EXPWY exit west toward Stanford - go 0.3 mi 
  • EMBARCADERO RD becomes GALVEZ ST as you enter Stanford - go 2.8 mi
  • Bear LEFT at first fork in the road towards center of campus - go 0.2 mi
  • Turn RIGHT on CAMPUS DR and continue past PALM DR - go 0.6 mi
  • Turn LEFT on ROTH WAY and the PARKING STRUCTURE 1 is on the LEFT - go 0.1 mi
  • Walk south on NORTH/SOUTH MALL to SERRA MALL, the GATES BLDG is on your RIGHT - go 0.2 mi

From Highway 280 North & South

  • Take the SAND HILL ROAD exit east toward MENLO PARK - go 2.8 mi
  • Turn RIGHT on STOCK FARM RD - go 0.4 mi
  • Turn LEFT on CAMPUS DR W - go 0.2 mi
  • Turn RIGHT on PANAMA ST - go 0.3 mi
  • Turn LEFT on VIA ORTEGA and LEFT into PARKING STRUCTURE 2 - go 0.1 mi
  • Walk north on VIA ORTEGA, turn RIGHT on SERRA MALL, and the GATES BLDG is across SERRA MALL on the LEFT - go 0.2 mi

From El Camino Real

  • Exit RIGHT off EL CAMINIO REAL at UNIVERSITY AVE. Turn toward the hills (away from the center of Palo Alto).
  • As you enter Stanford UNIVERSITY AVE. becomes PALM DR - go 0.5 mi
  • Turn RIGHT on ROTH WAY and PARKING STRUCTURE 1 is on the RIGHT - go 0.3 mi
  • Walk south on NORTH/SOUTH MALL to SERRA MALL, the GATES BLDG is on your RIGHT - go 0.2 mi

Parking Tips

The one-day Visitor permit allows use of 'P' & 'E' designated areas and all metered spaces (see map on reverse of permit). Near the Gates Building, parking is available on Lomita Drive across from the Art Museum, around the Oval, along Museum Way, and next to the Memorial Hall. There is also parking in either of the two parking structures at Roth Way and Campus Drive, and at Via Ortega and Panama Street.


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