Transportation to Porter Drive


Stanford@Porter Drive is located at 3145 & 3160 Porter drive, just off Page Mill road in the Stanford Research Park.  The site is about a 10-15 minute drive from campus. 

Local/Regional Transit Information

Includes Marguerite, SamTrans, Caltrain Deer Creek Shuttle, Dumbarton Express, VTA, etc.


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Stanford Research Park

Transportation Portal!!!!

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Commute Tip for East Bay Residents

For East Bay Commuters coming to Porter, the Line U schedule is too tight to add stops at Porter Drive. One alternative these commuters might consider is the Dumbarton (DB) Express, which provides direct service between the East Bay and Stanford Research Park. The Dumbarton Express originates at the Union City BART station, also stopping at the Ardenwood Park & Ride Lot (where connections can be made with the Line U). In Research Park, the DB Express stops at the corner of Porter Drive and Hillview Ave, just a short walk from the new site on Porter Drive.

The Dumbarton Express runs quite frequently, with 12 trips from the East Bay in the morning and 14 return trips in the afternoon. Eligible Stanford employees ride the Dumbarton Express for free with the VTA Eco Pass. More information about the Dumbarton Express, including a link to our East Bay/Stanford Transit Guide, can be found at Parking & Transportation Services' Bay Area Transit page.

Marguerite Shuttle Service

Stanford@ Porter drive is served currently by two Marguerite Routes – Research Park and Arastradero. 


The main campus is about two miles from the Porter Drive site, and Caltrain's California Avenue Station is about two miles.  For those able to ride this distance, using a bike to commute or travel to campus or lunch is a good option, especially when the weather is nice. The Porter Drive site will include bicycle lockers, bicycle racks, and showers in the fitness area. The following links will help you plan a trip by bike or walking:

Charter Services

If you have a large group of people who need to travel to campus or other destinations, contact Stanford's charter services office to charter a bus at below-market rates.

For questions or additional transportation needs, visit Stanford's Parking & Transportation website:  You can reach their office by calling 650.723.9362 or sending email to

Alternative Transportation

Consider using alternative transportation to commute to and from work.  Eligible employees receive free passes to ride Caltrain, Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) buses, express buses, and light rail, and the Dumbarton Express.  In addition, all Stanford employees and students receive free transit on the Line U Stanford Express to commute from the East Bay to Stanford.  Just show your Stanford identification to board the Line U for free.

The Stanford Marguerite shuttle provides local connections to all of these transit services, to Palo Alto, and to off-campus locations.

One-on-One Transportation Counseling

Need help planning your alternative commute or a local trip, such as going to a specific campus location or to the airport? Contact Parking & Transportation Services at, and they can put together a customized alternative transportation plan for you.

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