Parking and Transportation for TTX3

The Third International TinyOS Technology Exchange is being held in Fairchild Auditorium on the Stanford University campus. Fairchild is located near the medical school, on the western side of campus (grid square E6 on this very large map). Fairchild is very accessible through public transportation. There will be a limited number of parking permits for a nearby lot. Metered parking (if the permits run out) on the campus costs approximately $10 a day.

Public Transit

Stanford has a free shuttle, the Marguerite. You do not need Stanford ID to ride it. This map shows that lines A, B, VA, and C all pass close to Fairchild. You want to get off at the Stanford Medical Center and walk to Fairchild from there. If you are taking Caltrain or are staying at the Palo Alto Sheraton (which is next to the station), then you want to take the A line from the station and get off at the second Medical Center stop. If you are staying in downtown Palo Alto, then the Caltrain station is a short (5 minute) walk away.


Parking on Stanford campus is difficult. We will have a limited number of parking permits that we will give out on a first-come, first-served basis. These permits are for the top floor and TOP FLOOR ONLY of Parking Structure 5, which is in grid square E3 on this very large map. This is a ten minute walk from Fairchild. If you need a parking permit, then you should briefly stop in the lot just outside Fairchild, come in to get a permit, and then continue on to Parking Structure 5.


If you are taking a taxi, then the easiest way to get to Fairchild is to ask to be taken to the Stanford Hospital (not the Children's Hospital). Fairchild is a two minute walk from the Emergency Room entrance.