Directions to the Gates Building


Our street address is 353 Serra Mall ...however, you can't drive there.

The Marguerite shuttle Line A runs from the Palo Alto Transit Center to the California Avenue train station every 15 minutes, with a stop in front of our Serra Mall entrance. (See also the SLAC line, Menlo line, Downtown Express, and B routes (map).)

Walking from the University Ave train depot takes about 25 minutes. Bicycles may park in several lots adjacent to the building (but not by the main entrance, please).

For deliveries to Gates Receiving, or to use the handicapped or special "G" parking permit area (available after 4pm), please use the following directions. Otherwise, note the parking advice below.

Parking directions

Permit parking for one-day scratchers is available across Campus Drive at the Medical Center; turn in to parking lot at the stop sign. (Please use the crosswalks getting back to the building so we don't have to sue the University for a wrongful death.)

Metered parking is available in either of the two parking structures at Roth Way and Campus, and at Via Ortega and Panama Street. Bring many quarters.

And good hunting.


Regional map Zoomed map (note: outdated structures shown) Stanford visitors page

The Transportation Programs office is located at 855 Serra St. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 4:45 PM. 723-9362. One-day A permits are currently $6.