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Written by May-Ling Gonzales   
Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Airport-to-Hotel Transportation
If you are flying into SFO/SJC and staying at the Sheraton or Westin, you can take public transportation right to your hotel. The Caltrain only runs once an hour, so you might want to make sure this works out with your flight schedule to reduce waiting time.

There's a BART station located in the airport on level 3 of the International Terminal, which is easily accessible by riding SFO's free AirTrain to the Garage G/BART Station stop.  Purchase a ticket for $1.50 and take the BART one stop south to Millbrae for 6 minutes. Walk across the platform to Caltrain purchase a ticket from Zone 2 to Zone 3 for $4.00  The trains travels south from Millbrae to Palo Alto for 38 minutes. From the Palo Alto station, go straight ahead and make a left on El Camino Real. You'll see the Sheraton immediately and the Westin is the next building.


VIP Airport Shuttle, $15-34, 408.885.1800 or 800.235.8847

South & East Bay Shuttle , $11-$69, (800) 548-4664 or (408) 225-4444

SuperShuttle , $17-$85, (415) 558-8500



At SJC, you take an airport shuttle to the Caltrain station. Upon leaving the baggage claim, walk out of the parking structure to the bus stops.The Airport Flyer, VTA #10 makes a continuous loop to the Santa Clara Caltrain Station every 10-15 minutes from 5:00am-midnight. There is another VTA 10 bus, so confirm with the driver that the bus is heading to the Santa Clara Caltrain Station.  Purchase a ticket from Zone 4 to Zone 3 for $4.00  The trains travels north from Santa Clara to Palo Alto for 26 minutes. From the Palo Alto station, go straight ahead and make a left on El Camino Real. You'll see the Sheraton immediately and the Westin is the next building.


Door-to-door shuttles from SJC to Palo Alto range from $29-33.




Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center at Stanford
The Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center is located at 326 Galvez Street, at the intersection of Campus Drive and Galvez Street. Please see this link for exact directions from Highway 101, Highway 280 and El Camino Real.
Stanford Campus Map
This interactive, searchable campus map will point you to all the resources available on campus.

Stanford's Free Campus Shuttle: The Marguerite
Our beloved free campus shuttle, named after Jane Stanford's horse, is a great way to get around the Farm. We now feature real-time tracking of the shuttles on the above linked page.








The Palo Alto station is located on University Avenue between El Camino Real and Alma, right behind the Sheraton hotel. You can conveniently take the train into San Francisco, go shopping at Gilroy Premium Outlets or Hillsdale Shopping Center , venture into San Jose or visit our many neighboring cities. Remember to purchase your ticket before getting on the train, as staff periodically check ticket stubs while in transit.




You can take the Caltrain and transfer or you can drive and park for free evenings and weekends at the Millbrae station. BART gets you closer to San Francisco's city center. Trains run often and it allows you to easily xplore the varying neighborhoods in San Francisco or head out to the East Bay.




Muni operates 24 hours, 7 days a week in San Francisco. It's comprised of the famous cable cars, light rail vehicles, streetcars and buses. Route and fare information is also available by calling 415.673.MUNI (6864) or 511. Basic fares are $1.50 and cable car rides cost $5.00.





Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

VTA operates many bus and lightrail lines, primarily in the South Bay and Peninsula areas surrounding San Jose. Basic fares are $1.75 or you can buy a day pass for $5.25.



Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 May 2007 )