If you are flying from outside the Bay Area, the Mineta San Jose International Airport is the closest, approximately 20 miles away. The San Francisco International Airport is also only approximately 25 miles away.
The following are the directions to Stanford: Take Highway 101 (either north or south); Take the Embarcadero Road exit west toward Stanford, follow the sign for Stanford University at the exit; At El Camino Real, Embarcadero turns into Galvez Road as it enters the university; Stay in the left lane. The next main intersection will be Campus Drive; Turn right on Campus Drive, and turn left on Lasuen Street. You can find a parking spot labeled "A" or "C" in that area.Parking is free on weekends.