Stanford MSTP does not provide travel funds for interviews (sorry). There are conveniently located lodgings in Palo Alto (the city closest to Stanford). The Cardinal Hotel is located near a Caltrain station, a Stanford Shuttle stop, and local restaurants. More lodging options are available at Stanford's Where to Stay. Please note, we do not recommend the Stanford Guest House. It is only convenient if you have a car. The shuttle service does not run early enough to get you here on time. Alternatively, you may have the option of being hosted by a current student.
Students generally fly into either San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or San Jose Mineta International Airport (SJC). Both airports are about 20 miles (roughly 30 minutes by car) from campus. The San Jose airport is smaller, easier to navigate, and more accessible by public transportation. SFO, however, has all the advantages of a major international airport. While you might have longer waits at SFO, you’ll also have more flight options.
From San Jose International Airport (SJC)
Shuttles are located on the lower level of the Terminal A parking garage and at the Ground Transportation Center across the street from the Terminal B baggage claim area. The estimated fare is $29 to Stanford. Be sure to ask the rate before you board.
SJC's list of shuttles
Taxis are stationed at the Airport for on-demand service. They are accessible from Terminal A and Terminal B. In addition to the on demand service available at each terminal, taxis are available on a prearranged basis. Please contact the company of your choice, to schedule reservations.
Riders must download the Lyft or Uber mobile app to their iOS or Android-based phone, sign up, enter a valid phone number, and enter a valid form of payment (either a credit card, or link to an Apple Pay, Google Wallet or PayPal account). Passengers can then request a ride from a nearby driver. Once confirmed, the app shows the driver's name, ratings by passengers, and photos of the driver and car.