Transportation Information & Resources for New Undergrads

Parking & Transportation Services can help you get around campus and out of town – Marguerite, bicycles, public transit, airport shuttles, bus charters, and on-campus car share and rental cars.

Marguerite Shuttle

photo of the Marguerite Shuttle
Waqas Mustafeez
  • Stanford's free Marguerite shuttles will take you nearly everywhere you need to go: to a class at the far end of campus, shopping, restaurants, transit connections, and errands.
  • The Marguerite runs five days a week year round, with additional late-night and weekend service during the academic year and limited holiday service.
  • Provides service to local shopping areas, such as the Stanford Shopping Center, the San Antonio Shopping Center, Town & Country Village, and downtown Palo Alto.
  • Links you with Palo Alto Caltrain station, where you can catch frequent buses and trains around Palo Alto and to San Francisco, San Jose, the East Bay, and other destinations.
  • Visit Marguerite Shuttle on the web for routes and schedules.
  • All buses are wheelchair-accessible and have bike racks.

Need a Car or Want to Share a Ride?

Freshmen Galaan Dafa, left, and Shadi Bushra picked up a Prius reserved through Zipcar for a run to In-N-Out Burger on April 6. They coordinated the ride-share on Zimride, an Internet service that is partnering with Zipcar.
L.A. Cicero/Stanford News Service
  • Zipcar provides a convenient, self-service, on-demand car sharing program at Stanford University at reduced rates for Stanford students ages 18 and older.
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car has a branch on campus that rents to Stanford students ages 18 and older, offering hourly, daily, and weekly rentals. Their Residents Rental Program offers weeknight car rentals for only $10 for registered campus residents. Reserve in advance.
  • Airport shuttles are available through various companies not affiliated with Stanford.

Freshman Emergency Ride Home

top of taxi cab
  • Freshmen students who register for the Freshman Emergency Ride Home program are offered a "safety net" for unforeseen travel emergencies.
  • Students who find themselves stranded off-campus without a way back using existing transit alternatives can take a FREE cab ride back to campus for up to three emergency rides per year. (Each ride must be to a campus destination and within an eight-mile radius of campus. Restrictions apply.)

Bicycle Safety Program Information & Resources

Bicycle Program logo