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Institute for the Future 
201 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Free parking in the downtown area is available on the street, in off-street parking lots, and in parking garages. Two-hour parking is provided in on-street spaces and in surface lots. Three-hour parking is provided in parking garages except in designated permit areas. Enforcement of parking regulations is conducted Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm.

Downtown Palo Alto parking map

You can find a list of downtown Palo Alto parking facilities here.

All-day visitor parking permits are available for purchase for $25.00 at City Hall and selected parking garages. All-day permits are valid in all off-street parking lots and garages; permits are not valid for on-street parking spaces. Read more about Palo Alto's visitor parking here.


Taxi Service

Car Service

Public Transportation

The easiest way to get here via public transportation is by Caltrain, via the Palo Alto Station. You can also get to IFTF with SamTrans on the following routes: ECR, 280, 281, 297, 397.  Both the Caltrain station and SamTrans bus stops are a short walk to IFTF.


Walking Distance

Driving Distance