Public Transit

If you are traveling from San Francisco or San Jose, Caltrain is a good option. A one-way trip from San Francisco takes approximately one hour; a one-way trip from San Jose takes approximately 40 minutes. Caltrain also connects with stations and shuttles serving the San Francisco and San Jose International Airports.

Information on getting to Stanford University using public transportation is available on the Stanford Bay Area Transit website.


Limited visitor pay-by-space parking is available at:

  • Lomita Drive in front of the museums
  • first level of the P-1 parking structure at corner of Roth Way and Campus Drive (5 min walk)
  • Galvez parking lot off Galvez Street and Campus Drive (10 min walk)

Monday to Friday until 4pm, visitor parking is $2.00-$2.50 per hour depending on location. The permit machines take credit cards only (no cash) and do not issue change. Parking is free after 4pm on weekdays and all day on weekends for visitor parking, “C” permit spaces, and most “A” permit spaces. If you are scheduled for a docent tour, allow plenty of time before your tour to find parking.

There are designated blue disability-access parking spaces available in front of the museum.

Parking map here.


Holiday Parking Information

During Stanford University holidays, parking enforcement is suspended in all “C” parking lots, all visitor/meter spaces, and in most “A” lots, with the exception of parking facilities serving the hospital and School of Medicine. Parking is free along Lomita Drive and in the ‘C’ and ‘A’ lots off Museum Way. Parking in Roth Way Garage (Campus Dr. and Roth Way) is $2.50 per hour.

More info here.

Tour Buses

If your group has registered for a tour at the Anderson Collection and is arriving by bus or large shuttle, there is a drop-off area in front of the museum on Lomita Drive. After unloading passengers, the bus may then park in the free bus parking areas that are designated on Oak Road between Stock Farm and Welch Roads.

All other campus tours and visits that are not organized by Stanford must reserve a tour access time slot and parking space in advance. Visit Stanford University Parking & Transportation Services to obtain a permit for a fee.