Center on Poverty and Inequality
Building 370, 450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
Directions to the Center
- Directions from Highway 101 North and South:
Exit at University Avenue and follow the signs to Stanford University. Proceed through downtown Palo Alto heading west for about two miles. After crossing El Camino Real, University becomes Palm Drive. Stay in the left lane, proceeding straight into campus. The Center on Poverty and Inequality is located in Building 370 on the Main Quad.
- Directions from 280:
Exit 280 at Sand Hill Road, heading east. Make a right turn on Santa Cruz Avenue, then a left turn on Junipero Serra Boulevard. Turn left at the second stoplight, Campus Drive East. Continue around Campus Drive East and turn left on Palm Drive. Stay in the left lane, proceeding straight into campus. The Center on Poverty and Inequality is located in Building 370 on the Main Quad.
- From El Camino Real:
Exit El Camino Real at University Avenue. Turn toward the hills (away from the center of Palo Alto). As you enter Stanford, University Avenue becomes Palm Drive. Drive along Palm Drive, staying in the left lane, proceeding straight into campus. The Center on Poverty and Inequality is located in Building 370 on the Main Quad.
- By Train (Caltrain):
Caltrain is a commuter rail service that runs between Gilroy and San Francisco. There are two stops close to Stanford: one on California Avenue and another at the end of Palm Drive in downtown Palo Alto. The Stanford shuttle, called Marguerite, meets most trains at both the Palo Alto and California Avenue stations from 6 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- From Points South of Stanford (Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority):
The Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) runs buses to Palo Alto and most points south of Stanford. It also operates the light rail line in Santa Clara County.
- From Points North of Stanford (SamTrans):
SamTrans runs buses to most points north of Stanford. Five of their lines serve Stanford well.
- From the East Bay (Dumbarton Express):
The Dumbarton Express, used by many East Bay commuters, runs weekdays from the Union City BART station across the Dumbarton Bridge to the Palo Alto Caltrain station, where the Stanford shuttle, called Marguerite, meets most trains.
Stanford is roughly equidistant from San Jose and San Francisco airports. The Sam Trans Route KX might be the cheapest way to get to and from San Francisco International Airport. That bus stops in front of the Stanford Shopping Center on El Camino Real. The Stanford shuttle, called Marguerite, connects there. Caltrain and BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) connect at the Millbrae station. For an additional fee, BART trains may be taken directly to the airport.
A number of private companies also provide shuttle transportation from the San Francisco and San Jose airports, and taxis serve the Stanford campus from both locations.
For additional questions or trip planning assistance, please call the Bay Area Transit Information Hotline by dialing 511 from within the San Francisco Bay Area or (510) 817-1717 from outside the San Francisco Bay Area.
650/724-6912 (fax 650/736-9883)