Transportation and Directions
Updated: December 12, 2022
Directions to Stanford Jazz Workshop
SJW summer programs are held in Braun Music Center near Tresidder Student Union on the Stanford University Campus. Stanford, California is about 35 miles south of San Francisco and 20 miles north of San Jose. The campus is accessible from two major north-south highways (U.S. 101 and I-280) between San Francisco and San Jose.
Googling SJW: The directions given by Google and other online mapping sites may not take you to the correct location. We recommend you enter the following address into your map search window in order to get to the Tresidder Union Parking Lot, which is the parking lot closest to Braun: 459 Lagunita Dr. Tresidder Union, Stanford, CA 94305
Driving from 101:
Take the Embarcadero Road Exit and head west approximately three miles toward Stanford University. Cross El Camino Real to enter the Stanford campus. At this point, Embarcadero Road becomes Galvez Street. Continue to Campus Drive and turn left. Follow Campus Drive until Mayfield Avenue. Turn right onto Mayfield Avenue. At the next stop sign turn left and then make a quick right at the next stop sign into the Tresidder Student Union parking lot, which also serves Braun Music Center and Dinkelspiel Auditorium.
Driving from 280:
Take Exit 24 for Sand Hill Road. Follow Sand Hill Road East, away from the hills and toward the Bay. Go about 2 miles and turn right on Santa Cruz Ave. Take first left on Junipero Serra Blvd. At the second light turn left on Campus Drive East. At the next stop sign turn left on Mayfield Avenue. At the next stop sign turn left and then make a quick right at the next stop sign into the Tresidder Student Union parking lot, which serves Braun Music Center and Dinkelspiel Auditorium.
From the Airport:
Stanford Jazz Workshop does not arrange transportation for participants arriving or departing going to or coming from the airport. San Francisco International Airport (www.flysfo.com) and Mineta San Jose International Airport (www.sjc.org) are equally convenient to the Stanford University campus; check their respective web sites or see “Ground Transportation from Airports” below for information about ground transportation.
Parking at Stanford University is free on weekends and after 4:00 p.m. on weekdays. Between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays, hourly paid parking is available through the ParkMobile app (click to view the ParkMobile website) at the Tresidder Parking Lot, and in other parking lots. You must have the ParkMobile app in order to pay for parking when necessary. Stanford University strictly enforces their parking rules and their parking citations are expensive.
For multiple day or week-long parking permits, please contact us at [email protected].
Resident students who are minors will not be allowed to drive during the workshop.
Click here for a parking map of the area.
Click here for a map of the Jazz Institute facilities.
Click here to view the official Stanford Visitor Parking web page.
Ground Transportation from Airports
Ground transportation from airports
Participants arriving by air should fly into either the San Francisco (SFO) or San Jose (SJC) airport. Stanford Jazz Workshop cannot arrange transportation for participants arriving at or departing from local airports.
Traveling to Stanford from the airport by Uber or Lyft is the most practical method of travel. The following services also provide ground transportation:
Super Shuttle: 800-258-3826
Reservations are required. Runs 24 hours a day. 16 is the minimum age for unaccompanied minors. Policy strictly enforced. For fare and schedule updates, visit www.supershuttle.com.
Mosaic Global Transportation, a private car service: 800-398-7881 or 650-864-9701
A Mosaic driver will meet you at the baggage claim area.
Caltrain. Caltrain is a commuter railway that stops near the San Francisco airport (SFO) and the San Jose airport (SJC). It stops at the Palo Alto station, which is the nearest station to Stanford. For more information on Caltrain’s schedule, visit www.caltrain.com or call 800-660-4287.
To get to Caltrain from SFO, take the BART train from the airport to the Millbrae station, where you can catch Caltrain south to Palo Alto. Click here for information about the BART station at San Francisco airport, and click here for information on transferring to Cal Train at the Millbrae BART station.
To get to Caltrain from SJC, take the free Airport Flyer shuttle to the Santa Clara station, where you can catch Caltrain north to Palo Alto. Click here for more information about this connection.
From the Palo Alto Caltrain station on weekends, we recommend arranging for a taxi pickup in advance from Stanford Yellow Taxi Cab, stanfordtaxicab.com/index.html.
Buses. Stanford University is served by public transit agencies AC Transit, SamTrans, and Santa Clara VTA. Visit www.511.org and use the 511TakeTransit Trip Planner for information on bus options and schedules.
We recommend the following hotel partners, to participants, friends, and family members wishing to stay off-campus during SJW programs. Discounted rates are offered to patrons if you book through the in-house reservations department and mention the Stanford Jazz special rate. The best way to get in touch with them is to email them, but you can also call them using the following contact information.
The Westin Palo Alto:
675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Sheraton Palo Alto:
625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301
In addition, more options can be found through Stanford’s local lodging guide.
What’s Stanford Like?
What’s Stanford like?
In addition, more options can be found through Stanford’s local lodging guide; click here to view it.
Activities in the area
World-class golf, tennis, swimming, and other recreational facilities are available to adult participants over the age of 18.
Contact us at 650-736-0324 for details.
You can find out more information about activities around the Bay Area here: