Travel

Visa

  • Visitors entering the US under the visa waiver program need to register online through the Department of Homeland Security's Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) in order to obtain a travel authorization. This website also gives a list of countries whose citizens or nationals are eligible to travel to the US under the visa waiver program

Location

  • YamamotoReunion 2016 takes place the campus of Stanford University, which is located 60 km southeast of San Francisco, California, USA.

Campus Map, Campus Parking and Marguerite Shuttle

  • The Stanford campus map [PDF] gives an overview of the campus and shows the availability of visitor parking.
  • On weekends, Stanford parking permit enforcement is suspended in all "C", all visitor/meter spaces, and in most "A" lots.
  • The Marguerite is Stanford's free public bus shuttle service, which travels around the Stanford campus and its vicinity. However, they run limitedly during weekends.

Recommended Airports

Reaching Stanford University

  • see also: Airport Transportation by Stanford Transportation (most of the following information is copied from this page)

From SFO Airport

By car from SFO

  • Exit the SFO airport to US 101 South. Stay on US 101 in southern direction until you reach exit 403 "University Avenue". Take this exit and follow the University Avenue in the western direction towards Palo Alto. After two miles the University Avenue enters the Stanford campus, where it becomes Palm Drive.

By public transportation from SFO

  • Take AirTrain to the International terminal, and board BART to San Bruno. At San Bruno, transfer to a Millbrae bound BART train. At Millbrae, exit the BART system, and board a southbound Caltrain to the Palo Alto Transit Center. Take the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle to your campus destination (weekdays with limited weekend/holiday service).
  • Alternatively, take the SamTrans KX bus from your terminal to the Palo Alto Transit Center. Take the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle to your campus destination (weekdays with limited weekend/holiday service).

From SJC Airport

By car from SJC

  • Exit the SJC airport using Highway 87 into northern direction until it reaches US 101. Turn left into US 101 North. Stay on US 101 in northern direction until you reach exit 403 "University Avenue". Take this exit and follow the University Avenue in the western direction towards Palo Alto. After two miles the University Avenue enters the Stanford campus, where it becomes Palm Drive.

By public transportation from SJC

  • Exit terminal, and cross to bus pick-up. Take the free VTA Bus 10 (Airport Flyer) to Santa Clara Caltrain Station. Take Caltrain north to the Palo Alto Transit Center, and then take the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle to your campus destination (weekdays with limited weekend/holiday service).

From OAK Airport

By car from OAK

  • Exit airport to I-880 South, and take exit to CA-84 W (Dumbarton Bridge). Turn left into University Avenue. Follow the University Avenue in the western direction towards Palo Alto. After four miles the University Avenue enters the Stanford campus, where it becomes Palm Drive.

By public transportation from OAK

  • Take AirBART to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART station. Take the BART Fremont line to Union City. At Union City, transfer to the Dumbarton Express bus, which will take you to the Palo Alto Transit Center. Then take the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle to your campus destination (weekdays with limited weekend/holiday service).

Commercial Shuttles

  • Airport shuttles are also available for transportation between the airports and Stanford.

Taxis

  • A taxi ride to Stanford costs approximately 80 USD from SFO and around 40 to 54 USD from SJC.

Reaching Stanford by car

From U.S. Highway 101 by car

  • Leave US 101 at exit 403 "University Avenue". Follow the University Avenue in the western direction towards Palo Alto. After two miles the University Avenue enters the Stanford campus, where it becomes Palm Drive.

From Interstate 280 by car

  • Leave I-280 (also called Junipero Serra Fwy) at exit 24 "Sand Hill Rd". Follow the Sand Hill Road in eastern direction. After two miles, turn right into Stock Farm Road. Follow Stock Farm Road in eastern direction until you reach Campus Drive which is one of the mail streets on the Stanford campus.