Travel & Accommodations

Please Note: You may use the current GSB mail to support you in your travel & accommodation issues. We are currently working with the GSB on providing an official letter from the University for you. This is expected on Monday.

Check out the resources below for information about booking flights, coordinating travel arrangements and room accommodations with fellow LEADers, and hotel room block. 

We look forward to seeing you!

Booking Flights

To get to Stanford, it’s roughly about the same distance from San Francisco and San Jose airports. There are 3 major airports serving the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco International (SFO), San Jose Mineta International (SJC), and Oakland International (OAK). Please compare fares to all three airports, as there can be major differences, even for the same airline.Although San Francisco is the largest of the three area airports and offers the most airlines and flights, some visitors find that San Jose’s smaller size makes it a somewhat more convenient alternative, especially for domestic flights.

Here is some useful information from Stanford University on airports to fly into as well as detailed information on how to reach the campus from each airport via car and public transportation.

Coordinate Plans with Fellow LEADers

Me2We 2020 LEADers Travel Database is a self-managed resource to help you find opportunities to coordinate travel arrangements and accommodations.

Hotel Room Block

A limited number of hotel rooms are available at special rates for attendees for a limited time. Special thanks to Sarah Lang for coordinating!

Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto

A limited number of King and Double Queen rooms are being held at these special Me2We 2020 rates. Please book as soon as possible here. As long as rooms are available, deadline to book is February 15. No further rooms will be made available at these rates after the deadline.

Rates (subject to state and local taxes (currently 15.7%): March 7: $189 USD, March 8: $199 USD, March 9 to 12: $394 USD

Invitation Letter for Visa Applications

If you need an invitation letter, please submit your request by completing this form. The LEAD office will respond via email within 1 week with a document. If you have questions about your letter, email Please note that invitation letters can only be generated for LEAD participants or alum and the LEAD office is unable to provide them for family or other guests who plan to travel with you.

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