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October 2013

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If you need more information than has been provided regarding your visit with the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Theory Group,
please send e-mail to Maria C. Herraez,                  


Visa Guidelines for Reimbursement         Reimbursable Expenses       Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

If your country does not participate in the VWP, you must obtain a B-1 (business) or B-2 (tourist) visa before entering the US. Information on the B-1 and B-2 visas can be found at the U.S. State Department: ( .  Please note that obtaining a B-1 or B-2 visa can be a lengthy process, so begin the process of obtaining a visa soon.


 Super Shuttle

Shuttles to and from the airport.  The SuperShuttle  is a van service at San Francisco Airport, San Jose and Oakland. At SFO, the shuttle collects
people along the upper departure level of any terminal, on the center island outside of the airline ticket counters.  The one-way charge is about $30.  (415) 558-8500.

  Airports Connections

For San Jose Airport, contact at (408) 573-7242

 South & East Bay Shuttle

Service for San Francisco or San Jose Airports, call  (800) 548-4664 or (408) 225-4444.


From San Francisco Airport, take the SFO-BART Extension to the Millbrae Intermodal
Station, then Caltrain to Menlo Park or Palo Alto.  Call (800) 660-4287 for schedules. There is a train about once an hour (with more frequent trains in early morning and late afternoon).

 BART There is no direct way to get to or from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to SLAC.  Go from Berkeley to Daily City station and in Daily City take the BART to Millbrae. In Millbrae you will need to take Caltrain to University Ave station and there take the Marguerite shuttle to the Oval and transfer to the SLAC shuttle.

Another option is Berkeley to the Powell Street Station in San Francisco.  Walk up to Fourth Street and over to the Caltrain Depot at Fourth Street and King (about 7 blocks). Take Caltrain to University Ave station and there take the Marguerite shuttle to the Oval and transfer to the SLAC shuttle.


From San Francisco Airport or Millabrae BART station, take bus KX south to Palo Alto bus depot at the University Caltrain station. It leaves every 30 minutes
and takes about 55 minutes. Call (800) 660-4287 for schedules.

 Marguerite Shuttle

The free Marguerite shuttle has a line that runs to SLAC.  You can pick up a Line A shuttle in Palo Alto and take it to the Hoover Tower stop where you transfer to the SLAC shuttle.  The SLAC shuttle runs every 40 minutes.  Call (650) 723-9362 for schedules.

   Taxi Services
 Stanford Yellow Cab (650) 289-0200 Palo Alto, CA 94303
 Yellow Cab  (650) 321-6262.  101 Alma St.  Palo Alto, CA 94301 

 Menlo Park Taxi (650) 324-1234 100 A, Menlo Park, CA 94025

     Transportation & Biking      

Information about alternative modes of transportation for the SLAC/Stanford/Bay Area.  Information on renting bikes, etc. 

Automobile Rental Companies                                                                                               

Please contact Maria C. Herraez if you are visiting the Theory Group and will need a rental car.                                         Return to Menu

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AVIS   Hertz Bay Area Travel Planner
Budget   National Bay Area Traffic
Alamo   Thrifty Bay Area Weather


LODGING          SLAC Guest House          Long-Term Housing          Stanford Housing Services


DINING          SLAC Linear Cafe          Other Eateries          Stanford Faculty Club          Area Restaurants                


       Street Address

Driving Directions from San Francisco International Airport (SFO):

  1. Exit the airport to take 101 N toward SAN FRANCISCO.
  2. Merge onto I-380 W via the ramp- on the left- toward I-280/ SAN BRUNO.
  3. Merge onto I-280 S via the exit- on the left- toward SAN JOSE. (19.77 miles)
  4. Take the SAND HILL RD exit toward MENLO PARK. (0.16 miles)
  5. Take the SAND HILL ROAD EAST ramp. (0.29 miles)
  6. Merge onto SAND HILL RD. (1.04 miles)

From San Jose International Airport (SJC):

  1. Start out going South on AIRPORT BLVD toward AIRPORT EXIT. (1.55 miles)
  2. Turn LEFT onto COLEMAN AVE. (0.10 miles)
  3. Merge onto I-880 S toward SANTA CRUZ. (2.39 miles)
  4. Merge onto I-280 N toward SAN FRANCISCO. (17.94 miles)
  5. Take the SAND HILL RD exit. (0.16 miles)
  6. Take the SAND HILL ROAD EAST ramp. (0.12 miles)
  7. Take the ramp toward MENLO PARK/ ATHERTON. (0.04 miles)
  8. Merge onto SAND HILL RD. (0.62 miles)


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