The Department of Structural Biology is within the School of Medicine on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California, roughly halfway between San Francisco and San Jose.
Two main north-south freeways link us to San Francisco, San Jose, and their airports: Interstate 280 and US Highway 101. Shuttle and bus service to Stanford is available from nearby airports. A commuter rail line, CalTrain, also connects the campus to San Francisco International Airport and the rest of the Peninsula. Stanford's free Marguerite Shuttle provides service from campus to downtown Palo Alto and CalTrain.
The San Francisco Bay Area is served by three major international airports: San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland. San Francisco and San Jose are more convenient to Stanford University.
From San Francisco Intl Airport: take US-101 SOUTH (towards San Jose) and follow the directions below.
From San Jose Intl Airport: take US-101 NORTH (towards San Francisco) and follow the directions below.
From Oakland Intl Airport: take I-880 SOUTH (towards San Jose) to CA-92 WEST (towards Half Moon Bay) to US-101 SOUTH (towards San Jose) and follow the directions below.
Directions from US 101: Take the University Avenue exit headed west (toward Palo Alto/Stanford). As you enter the gates to Stanford, University Avenue will become Palm Drive. Due to construction, visitors must park at the visitor parking lot near the Cantor Center for Visual Arts and walk to the Fairchild Building. From Palm Drive, turn right onto Campus Drive. Turn left onto Lomita Dr. where you will find visitor parking. After parking, follow Lomita Dr. southward (towards the sculpture garden) and turn right on Roth Way. Cross Campus Drive, and the Fairchild Science Building is the second building on the left. The entrance is on the far side of the building.
Directions from Interstate 280: Take the Sand Hill Road exit headed east (toward Palo Alto/Stanford). Follow Sand Hill Road for about 2.5 miles, then make a right on Stock Farm Rd. Make the second left onto Campus Drive West. Due to construction, visitors must park at the visitor parking station near the Cantor Center for Visual Arts and walk to the Fairchild Building. Proceed on Campus Drive West until Roth Way and make a right. Follow Roth Way to the first stop sign and turn left onto Lomita Drive, where visitor parking is available. After parking, walk south on Lomita Dr. (towards the sculpture garden). Make a right on Roth Way, then cross Campus Drive. The Fairchild Science Building is the second building on the left. The entrance is on the far side of the building.