Thoracic Surgery In The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Maps & Directions

Address

    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Falk Building
    870 Quarry Road
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
    (650) 723-5771

Directions to the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery located in the Falk Building

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is located in the Falk Building located behind the hospital on the Stanford campus in Palo Alto, California. San Francisco is to the north, and San Jose is to the south. Two main north-south freeways link us to San Francisco, San Jose, and their airports: US Highway 101 and Interstate 280. Shuttle and bus service to Stanford is available from nearby airports. A commuter rail line, Caltrain, also connects the Peninsula. Stanford's free Marguerite Shuttle connects with Caltrain and downtown Palo Alto.

Parking

All driving directions below will guide you to the underground paid visitor and patient parking garage in front of Stanford Hospital on Pasteur Drive (and then provide walking directions to the Falk Building). Parking fees are as follows:

1st Hour Free
1 - 2 Hours $2
2 - 3 Hours $3
3 - 4 Hours $4
4 - 5 Hours $5
5 - 6 Hours $6
6 - 7 Hours $7
7 - 8 Hours $8
Daily Maximum $12

From the Airports

The San Francisco Bay Area is served by three major international airports: San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland.

    From San Francisco Airport: Take US-101 SOUTH (toward San Jose) and follow the Highway 101 directions.

    From San Jose Airport: Take US-101 NORTH (toward San Francisco) and follow the Highway 101 directions.

    From Oakland Airport: Take I-880 SOUTH (toward San Jose) to CA-92 WEST (direction Half Moon Bay) to US-101 SOUTH (direction San Jose) and follow the Highway 101 directions.

Highway 101

Take the University Avenue exit West (toward Palo Alto / Stanford). As you enter the gates to Stanford, University Avenue changes names to Palm Drive. Continue on Palm Drive to the traffic light at Arboretum Road. Turn RIGHT on Arboretum. Continue until Arboretum deadends at Sand Hill Road Road and turn left.

Go left at the next light, which is Pasteur Drive. The underground pay-parking structure will be on the left.

Park in the underground pay-parking structure in front of the hospital (parking fees).

Walk or take the free shuttle towards the fountain and the main entrance to the hospital is just behind it.

Enter hospital, turn left, then make a right through the cafeteria seating area. Once outside of the seating area, there’s a hallway that goes left.

Walk down this hallway, past the Emergency Room, all the way to the end, and you will find several doors to your right that lead outside.

Go through these doors, make a left on the path, then the first right into the Falk Building.

Take it with you: A printable directions and map sheet (76k PDF)

Highway 280

Take the Sand Hill Road exit to the east (toward Palo Alto / Stanford). You'll go through several stop lights and through a major intersection at Santa Cruz Ave/Alpine Road. When you come to Pasteur Drive, turn right.

Park in the underground pay-parking structure in front of the hospital (parking fees).

Walk or take the free shuttle towards the fountain and the main entrance to the hospital is just behind it.

Enter hospital, turn left, then make a right through the cafeteria seating area. Once outside of the seating area, there’s a hallway that goes left.

Walk down this hallway, past the Emergency Room, all the way to the end, and you will find several doors to your right that lead outside.

Go through these doors, make a left on the path, then the first right into the Falk Building.

Take it with you: A printable directions and map sheet (76k PDF)

El Camino (North or South)

Turn onto Sand Hill Road. Turn left on Pasteur Drive. The underground pay-parking structure will be on the left.

Park in the underground pay-parking structure in front of the hospital (parking fees).

Walk or take the free shuttle towards the fountain and the main entrance to the hospital is just behind it.

Enter hospital, turn left, then make a right through the cafeteria seating area. Once outside of the seating area, there’s a hallway that goes left.

Walk down this hallway, past the Emergency Room, all the way to the end, and you will find several doors to your right that lead outside.

Go through these doors, make a left on the path, then the first right into the Falk Building.

Take it with you: A printable directions and map sheet (76k PDF)

On CalTrain

Get off at the University and Alma Street station (downtown Palo Alto).

After departing the train, pick up the free shuttle (red & white bus) called the Marguerite Line A.

It will take you right to the medical center. Depart the bus at the Emergency Room drop off.

Enter hospital at the Emergency Room entrance.

Turn right and walk all the way to the end of the hallway.

At the end of the hallway, you will find several doors to your right that lead to the outside.

Go through these doors, make a left on the path, then the first right into the Falk Building.

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