SIGCOMM '96 is being held on the campus of Stanford University. Stanford is located in Palo Alto, California, about 30 miles south of San Francisco.

Getting to the Conference by Plane

Palo Alto is roughly equal distance from both San Francisco and San Jose International Airports. Once at either airport, there are a variety of different ways to get to Palo Alto.

The most expensive is a taxi (typically $70 from San Francisco airport). Shared limo services are also available at a substantially lower cost. It is also possible to take the train (there is a CalTrain shuttle bus at San Francisco airport and there is a train station a short cab ride from San Jose airport). The conference hotel is right next to the Palo Alto train station; Stanford is a twenty minute walk from the station.

There will be shuttle bus services between the conference and the conference hotel, so unless you are planning visits outside Stanford and Palo Alto, you don't need a car. Otherwise a car is recommended as taxis are often difficult to find.

Getting to the Conference from the Bay Area

You can drive to the conference (we expect to have some on-campus parking) or you can take CalTrain to the Palo Alto station and catch either a SIGCOMM shuttle bus from the Holiday Inn (which we expect to run in the morning before 9 AM) or Stanford's free Marguerite shuttle bus.