Plan Your Visit
Stanford requires permits for its on-campus lots. Visitors may park in lots or spaces designated with a green "P" or an "E" sign. Parking in these spaces costs $1.50 per hour between 8:00am and 4:00pm., Monday through Friday. Weekend and holiday parking is normally free.
Visitor parking will have either a meter at the parking space or a permit vending machine located in the parking lot. Coins are necessary for meters; pay machines generally accept currency, coins, and credit cards. There is a two-hour limit at meters unless displaying a permit issued from vending machine.
- For parking near the Stanford Visitor Center see the Visitor Information Services Map.
- For all campus parking see the Parking and Circulation / Campus Map.
(Near the Stanford Visitor Center)
- Visitor Center Lot (L-95)
Galvez Street, between Nelson Road and Campus Drive
(Visitor Parking Permit Vending Machine)
- Varsity Lot (L-97)
Nelson Road, off Galvez Street adjacent to Stanford Stadium
(Meters or purchase Parking Permit at Visitor Center Lot)
- General information for visitor parking
(provided by Parking & Transportation Services)