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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Pittsburgh Diffraction Society

78th Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference at SLAC
September 27-29, 2020

Travel & Directions

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is conveniently located near three regional airports. Your transportation options to and from the laboratory include driving, alternative transportation, and airport shuttles, or taxis.


San Francisco International Airport

By car


To SLAC

Exit airport to US 101 North. Take exit (43B) I-380 West toward San Bruno/I-280. Merge onto I-380 West. Take exit 5B to merge onto I-280 South toward San Jose. Take exit 24 for East Sand Hill Road. Turn right at 2575 Sand Hill Road.


From SLAC

Exit SLAC to Sand Hill Road West. Merge onto I-280 North via the ramp to San Francisco. Take exit (43B) to merge onto I-380 East toward San Francisco International Airport. Take exit (6A) toward San Francisco International Airport. Follow signs for International Terminal/Domestic Terminal.


By public transportation


To SLAC

Take AirTrain to the International terminal, and board BART to San Bruno. At San Bruno, transfer to a Millbrae bound BART train. At Millbrae, exit the BART system, and board a southbound Caltrain to the Palo Alto Transit Center. Take the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle to your campus destination (weekdays with limited weekend/holiday service).


Alternatively, take the SamTrans KX bus from your terminal to the Palo Alto Transit Center. Take the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle to your campus destination (weekdays with limited weekend/holiday service).


From SLAC

Take the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle to the Palo Alto Transit Center. Board a northbound Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain Station. In Millbrae, transfer to BART, and take BART to the San Bruno BART station. At San Bruno, transfer to a San Francisco International Airport bound BART train. The BART train will arrive at the International terminal, and you can take the AirTrain to reach your departure terminal.


Alternatively, take the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle to the Palo Alto Transit Center. From the Palo Alto Transit Center, take the SamTrans KX bus bus to your terminal.




San Jose International Airport


By car


To SLAC

Head southeast on Terminal Dr toward Airport Pkwy. Continue onto Airport Blvd. Continue onto Angelo Way (keep right at the fork). Slight left at Airport Blvd. Slight right at Skyport Dr. Turn left to merge onto CA-87 N toward US-101 North. Take exit 9B to merge onto US-101 N toward San Francisco. Take exit 396C to merge onto CA-237 W toward Mountain View Alviso Rd. Take exit 1B to merge onto CA-85 S toward CA-82 S/Los Gatos/Santa Cruz. Take exit 19A to merge onto I-280 N toward San Francisco. Take exit 24 for Sand Hill Rd. Keep right at the fork to continue toward Sand Hill Rd. Turn right at 2575 Sand Hill Rd.


From SLAC

Take the ramp to I-280 South. Take exit (12A) to merge onto CA-85 North toward Mountain View. Take exit (22C) to merge onto CA-237 East toward Oakland/San Jose/US-101 South. Take exit (3A) to merge onto US-101 South toward San Jose. Take exit 389 for Brokaw Road toward First Street. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Airport Parkway and merge onto Airport Parkway. Continue onto Airport Blvd. Slight left at Terminal Dr.


By public transportation


To SLAC

Exit terminal, and cross to bus pick-up. Take the free VTA Bus 10 (Airport Flyer) to Santa Clara Caltrain Station. Take Caltrain north to the Palo Alto Transit Center, and then take the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle to your campus destination (weekdays with limited weekend/holiday service).


From SLAC

Take the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle to the Palo Alto Transit Center. Board a southbound Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain Station. In Santa Clara, transfer to the free VTA Bus 10 (Airport Flyer) to reach the airport.




Oakland International Airport


By car


To SLAC

Exit airport to I-880 South, and take exit to CA-84 W (Dumbarton Bridge). Turn left at University Ave. Turn right to merge onto CA-82 N/E El Camino Real. Turn left at Sand Hill Road. Continue until 2575 Sand Hill Road.


From SLAC

Turn right at Sand Hill Road heading East. Turn right on Arboretum Road. Turn left on Palm Drive. Continue onto University Drive. Turn Right at CA-84 East (Dumbarton Bridge). Take exit I-880 North toward Oakland. Take exit 35 for 98th Ave. toward Oakland Airport. Turn left at 98th Ave. Continue onto Airport Drive. Exit airport to I-880 South, and take exit to CA-84 W (Dumbarton Bridge). Turn left at University Ave.


By public transportation


To SLAC

Take AirBART to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART station. Take the BART Fremont line to Union City. At Union City, transfer to the Dumbarton Express bus, which will take you to the Palo Alto Transit Center. Take the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle to your campus destination (weekdays with limited weekend/holiday service).


From SLAC

Take the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle to the Palo Alto Transit Center. Transfer to the Dumbarton Express bus, and take that bus to the Union City BART station. At Union City, transfer to a BART train to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport stop. Once there, transfer to the AirBART bus to reach the airport.