Getting Here

KIPAC has locations both on the main Stanford Campus and at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

KIPAC on the Stanford Campus

On the main Stanford Campus, KIPAC is located in the Physics and Astrophysics Building (PAB), just to the west of Main Quad (map). We are primarily on the second floor of the building

Physics and Astrophysics Building
452 Lomita Mall
CA 94305


The closest parking structures to PAB are:

Before 4pm, you will need to use either visitor parking or permit parking. Visitors may park in any of the visitor spaces, which need to be paid for via the ParkMobile app. Stanford faculty, staff, postdocs and students can purchase virtual permits for A and C parking spaces online in advance through Parking & Transportation. All parking in visitor, A and C spaces is free after 4pm and no permit is required after this time.


At SLAC, KIPAC is located in the Fred Kavli Building (FKB/Building 51). For more details, please see the SLAC Visitor Map.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park
CA 94025

Visitors to SLAC will need to be registered in advance, and should report to SLAC Security at the Main Gate on Sand Hill Road with government-issued photo ID. Please reach out to your KIPAC contact before arrival to confirm the details of your visit. This does not apply if you are only visiting the main Stanford Campus.

Parking at SLAC is free.

Shuttle Services

The Marguerite Shuttle provides free bus transport around the Stanford Campus.

In addition, there is a shuttle service that runs between the main campus to SLAC, departing from the West end of the Science and Engineering Quad, the far side of the quad relative to PAB.

Marguerite Shuttle maps and schedules

Air Travel

The nearest airports to Stanford are San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC). The easiest mode of ground transportation to and from the airport is a ride-sharing service (e.g. Uber or Lyft) and driving from either airport takes approximately 30 minutes.

Rail Travel

Caltrain runs between San Francisco and San Jose and calls at Palo Alto station, which is on the northeast edge of the Stanford campus. The Marguerite Shuttle connects Palo Alto station to the campus. Alternatively, the station is a 25 minute walk or 10 minute cycle from PAB.


Limited accommodation may be available at the Stanford Guest House located on the SLAC campus. Please contact your KIPAC host for more information

Car Rental

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is located on campus and offers a free pick-up service from the Stanford Guest House lobby. Guests can take advantage of discounted rates by mentioning the Stanford Guest House.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
360 Oak Road, Stanford, CA 94305, (650) 833-8060