driving & public transportation directions

 

driving & public transportation directions

From San Francisco/ SFO & Peninsula

Driving on 280 southbound:

  • [from airport: 101 North to 380, then 380 West to 280 South]
  • 280 South toward San Jose
  • Exit at Page Mill Road; at the end of the offramp, turn left
  • Right on Coyote Hill Road (small street immediately after light/ Deer Creek Road)
  • PARC is on the left, just past the crest of the hill

Driving on 101 southbound:

  • Exit Embarcadero/Oregon Expressway
  • Follow signs to Oregon Expressway
  • Oregon Expressway will become Page Mill Road
  • Continue on Page Mill Road
  • Left on Coyote Hill Road (small street immediately after Foothill Expressway; if you pass Deer Creek Road or 280 you've gone too far)
  • PARC is on the left, just past the crest of the hill

Public transportation:

  • The Caltrain stations closest to PARC are downtown Palo Alto (at University Ave) and California Ave; express “baby bullet” trains do stop at the downtown Palo Alto station [Caltrain schedule]
  • Buses connect to PARC from either station, but check the bus schedules for the best connection since some lines run infrequently or only for part of the day [see bus information below]
From San Jose/ SJC

Driving on 280 northbound:

  • [from airport: 880 South to 280 North - or- 87 North to 280 North]
  • 280 North toward San Francisco
  • Exit at Page Mill Road; at the end of the offramp, turn right
  • Right on Coyote Hill Road (small street immediately after light/ Deer Creek Road)
  • PARC is on the left, just past the crest of the hill

Driving on 101 northbound:

  • Exit Embarcadero/Oregon Expressway
  • Follow signs to Oregon Expressway
  • Oregon Expressway will become Page Mill Road
  • Continue on Page Mill Road
  • Left on Coyote Hill Road (small street immediately after Foothill Expressway; if you pass Deer Creek Road or 280 you've gone too far)
  • PARC is on the left, just past the crest of the hill

Public transportation:

  • The Caltrain stations closest to PARC are downtown Palo Alto (at University Ave) and California Ave; express “baby bullet” trains do stop at the downtown Palo Alto station [Caltrain schedule]
  • Buses connect to PARC from either station, but check the bus schedules for the best connection since some lines run infrequently or only for part of the day [see local bus/ shuttle information below]
From the East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley)

Public transportation:

  • Take BART to the Union City BART station
  • Transfer to the Westbound Dumbarton Express (direction: Deer Creek)
From Palo Alto

Public transportation from University Ave. (downtown):

  • Option 1: Dumbarton Express westbound (direction: Deer Creek) -- leaves from the Palo Alto transit center, located on the West side of the Caltrain station
  • Option 2: Stanford Marguerite shuttle (“Research Park") -- leaves from the corner of Lytton and Alma St, on the East side of the train station
  • Option 3: VTA bus 22 or VTA bus 522 to California Avenue (from there, see directions below) -- leaves from the Palo Alto transit center, located on the West side of the Caltrain station

Public transportation from California Ave.:

  • Option 1: VTA bus 89 -- leaves from the California Ave. Caltrain station
  • Option 2: Deer Creek shuttle -- leaves from the California Ave Caltrain station
  • Option 3: Dumbarton Express westbound -- stops at the corner of El Camino Real and California Ave.

summary of bus schedules & fares:

BART | Caltrain | Deer Creek shuttle | Dumbarton Express | VTA line 22 | VTA line 522 | VTA line 89 | Stanford Marguerite shuttle