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Access, Mobility and Transportation Resources

Wheelchair & Other Personal Mobility Device Rental

Below are local vendors who rent wheelchairs, scooters, other mobility devices and medical equipment.  The prices and length of rentals vary and rentals may need to be picked up from the vendor. Please call the vendor directly to ensure accurate pricing and rental information.


(408) 522-1200
610 N. Pastoria Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Visit Numotion website

Bay City Medical Supplies 

Burlingame Store
(650) 347-6606
1465-A Chapin Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010

Redwood City Store
(650) 367-6900
1040 Brewster Ave, Redwood City, CA 94062
Visit Bay City Medical Supplies website

Bischoff's Medical & Mobility

(408) 286-6651
225 N Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128
Visit Bischoff's Medical & Mobility website

American Medical & Equipment Supply, Inc.

(408) 559-5800
3725 Union Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
Visit American Medical & Equipment Supply, Inc website

Hometown Medical Supplies

(408) 279-3955
75 Phelan Ave #1, San Jose, CA 95112
Visit Hometown Medical Supplies website

Bradford Medical Supply

(408) 430-2677
Sunnyvale, CA
Visit Bradford Medical Supply website


(408) 295-1309
598 E. Santa Clara St, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95112

Cloud of Goods

(415) 621-9757
Visit Cloud of Goods website


Visit WHILL website

Wheelchair Accessible Car/Van Rental

Any prices quoted are current as of our last information update from the vendor. Please call the vendor to ensure accurate pricing information.

Mobility Works

(877) 275-4915
$130/day, $600/5 days (includes 100 mi./day free, $0.25/mi. thereafter)
Pick-up and delivery rates vary. Call for more details.
Visit Mobility Works website

Accessible Vans of America

(866) 224-1750
Visit Accessible Vans of America website

Access Options, Inc.

(888) 593-8175
Visit Access Options, Inc. website

On Campus Public Transportation:

Marguerite Shuttle

Marguerite is Stanford's free public shuttle service (no ID required). The main shuttle lines traverse the campus Monday - Friday all year (except University holidays). All buses are wheelchair accessible and have bike racks.

(650) 723-9362

Disability Golf (DisGo) Cart Service

DisGo is a complimentary curb-to-curb transportation service managed by Stanford Transportation. If you are an eligible student, staff or faculty member with a disability or medical condition, DisGo can provide travel between core campus locations with a vehicle that will accommodate your needs. Wheelchair accessible golf cart available upon request. NOTE: Registration and approval by the Diversity & Access Office is required prior to utilizing Stanford Access. 
(415) 404-1059 (for requests) - Advanced reservations are encouraged for guaranteed service.
(650) 724-9339 (for more information)

5-SURE Escort Service

5-SURE is a free, on-call radio-dispatched golf cart escort service for anyone in the Stanford community who feels unsafe traveling around campus at night. It operates 7 days a week during the academic year, from 9:00pm - 1:45am, while classes are in session (Fall, Winter and Spring quarters ONLY).
 Wheelchair accessible golf cart available upon request.
(650) 725-SURE or (650) 725-7873

Off Campus Transportation:

Yellow Checker Cab

Yellow Checker Cab has wheelchair lift-equipped vans available through an affiliated service LifeRides. Prices vary based on mileage, time of day, wait time, etc., and 24-hours advance notice is preferred, but not mandatory. The driver is equipped with a pager if the pickup times are difficult to determine.
(408) 777-7777 or (408) 828-4663

Serra Yellow Cab

Serra Yellow Cab has a wheelchair accessible van available and offers a 10% discount for seniors and people with disabilities in San Mateo County.
(650) 991-2345 

Outreach Paratransit of Santa Clara County

Outreach Paratransit users must apply for services, must have a doctor's certification as verification of disability, and must participate in a phone interview. Transportation is available at all times, except between 2-5am, 7 days/week and reservations require 24-hours advance notice; cancellation requires a minimum of 2 hours in advance, or fee will be incurred.
Voice: (408) 436-2865 (enrollment information)
Voice: (408) 436-4860 (scheduling office)
TTY: (408) 436-0155


Redi-Wheels is a transportation service for people with disabilities who cannot independently use the regular SamTrans bus service. Redi-Wheels services San Mateo county and the City of Palo Alto. RediCoast services San Mateo County coastside. Each one-way trip costs $3.75. Transportation is available 7 days/week, including holidays, 5:30am-midnight, and up to 24 hours in some areas. 24-hours advance notice for reservations is encouraged.
Voice: (800) 660-4287
TTY: (650) 508-6448


Enterprise provides a range of Adaptive Driving Devices for their customers with disabilities including hand controls, left foot accelerators, spinner knobs, and pedal extenders. Such devices are available at no additional charge. They may require up to 2-3 business days notice for vehicles equipped with Adaptive Driving Devices depending on the location of the branch where such a vehicle is requested. However, at certain major airport locations, vehicles equipped with Adaptive Driving Devices may be available with as little as 8-24 hours advance notice. Contact them directly to inquire.
(866) 225-4284


The Uber app provides affordable rides in wheelchair-accessible vehicles (WAV), where available. Riders who use motorized wheelchairs or scooters can in certain cities request a ride in a WAV. WAV driver-partners are certified by a third party in safely driving and assisting people with disabilities. Visit this Uber page for more information.


The Lyft app allows passengers with accessibility needs to enable Access Mode. In certain markets, when Access Mode is enabled, passengers may request a vehicle that is specially outfitted to accommodate a full-sized, non-foldable wheelchair. In markets where those vehicles are not available, Drivers are still required by law and Lyft’s policy to transport riders who use foldable mobility devices. Visit this Lyft page for more information.

Airport Transportation:

BayPorter Express

When you call BayPorter Express, ask the reservation agent for a wheelchair accessible van. For optimal availability, reservations are encouraged 2-3 days in advance of travel. It is $95/trip from Stanford to SFO (does not serve SJC). A private van accommodates up to seven passengers.
(877) 467-1800 (toll free in Bay Area)
(415) 467-1800


Caltrain has a wheelchair accessible train and provides rail service between San Francisco and San Jose, with weekday commute hour service to Gilroy.
(800) 660-4287


SamTrans has a wheelchair accessible bus and the San Mateo County Transit District provides SamTrans bus service throughout San Mateo County and into parts of San Francisco and Palo Alto.
Voice: (800) 660-4287
TTY: (650) 508-6448

Parking and Enforcement Information

Disability Parking: If you have a state issued (any state) disability parking placard or plate, you may park in the following parking spaces on campus:

  • Designated blue disability parking spaces
  • Service vehicle spaces (posted time limit may apply)
  • Commuter ("A" or "C") and residential permit spaces
  • Metered/visitor pay parking spaces, with the exception of:
    • Li Ka Shing Center/Beckman lot (L-15): "Pay-by-space-number" is enforced at specific parking spaces

Click here to access the DMV application for a disabled person placard or plates. Please note: Stanford does not issue disability parking permits.

Local DMV

(800) 777-0133
300 Brewster Ave
Redwood City, CA 94063

Stanford University Department of Public Safety

Call (650) 723-9633 for parking citations.
Visit Public Safety website

City of Palo Alto

Call (650) 329-2252 for parking citations.

Parking Enforcement Palo Alto Dispatch

Call (650) 329-2413 to request parking enforcement.

Maintenance Customer Service

Call (650) 723-2281 regarding potholes, debris, tree branches, etc., as well as inappropriately parked or driven vehicles (Stanford and/or off-campus vendors).

Wheelchair Accessible Hotels

Listed below are wheelchair accessible hotels near Stanford University. Please contact the vendor to ensure accurate pricing information. To make an update, please contact the D&A Office with the name of the hotel and suggested change.

  • All phone numbers are within the (650) area code
  • Address abbreviations: PA = Palo Alto, MP = Menlo Park, RC = Redwood City, MV = Mountain View
  • Distance refers to miles from Stanford University
List of wheelchair accessible hotels near Stanford
America's Best Value Inn 961-6720 1012 W. El Camino Real, MV  $189 roll in shower 4 miles
Redwood Creek Inn 369-1731 1090 El Camino Real, RC  $130 tub with bars 5 miles
Best Western Executive Suites 366-5794 25 Fifth Avenue, RC  $160 tub with bars 3 miles
Best Western Inn 321-8772 15 El Camino Real, MP $170 tub with bars 1 mile
Best Western Inn of Redwood City 366-3808 316 El Camino Real, RC  $170 tub with bars 6 miles
Best Western Mountain View 962-9912 2300 El Camino Real, MV  $185 roll in shower 4 miles
Crowne Plaza Cabaña Palo Alto 857-0787 4290  El Camino Real, PA  $215 roll in shower with bench 3 miles
Holiday Inn Express 967-7888 1561 El Camino Real, MV  $95 tub with bars, removable shower head 5 miles
Coronet Motel 326-1081 2455 El Camino Real, PA  $170 roll in shower >1 mile
Courtyard by Marriott 941-9900 4320 El Camino Real, Los Altos  $250 roll in shower 3 miles
Creekside Inn 493-2411 3400 El Camino Real, PA  $239 roll in shower 2 miles
Crestview Hotel 966-8848 901 E. El Camino Real, MV  $150 tub with bars, removable shower head 9 miles
The Palo Alto Inn 493-4222 4238 El Camino Real, PA  $150 tub with bars 3 miles
Four Seasons Silicon Valley 566-1200 2050 University Ave., East PA  $400 roll in shower 2.5 miles
Garden Court Hotel 322-9000 520 Cowper Street, PA  $239 roll in shower with seat 1 mile
Atherton Park Inn & Suites 366-2000 2834 El Camino Real, MP  $189 roll in shower removable shower head 4 miles
Extended Stay America 962-1500 190 El Camino Real, MV  $109 roll in shower, tub with bars, kitchen  8 miles
Hotel Keen 327-2775 425 High St. (off Lytton) PA  $125 roll in shower 1 mile
Hotel Lucent 323-9481 727 El Camino Real, MP  $125 tub with bars, removable shower head 2 miles
Hotel Vue 965-0585 64 W. El Camino Real, MV  $189 roll in shower, jacuzzi/tub with bars 8 miles
Pacific Inn of Redwood City 368-1495 2610 El Camino Real, RC  $189 roll in shower, tub with bars 4 miles
The Nest Hotel of Palo Alto 493-2760 3901 El Camino Real, PA  $159 roll in shower 2 miles
Ramada Inn 967-6856 55 Fairchild Drive, MV  $190 roll in shower 7 miles
Red Cottage Inn & Suites 326-9010 1704 El Camino Real, MP  $149 tub with bars 2 miles
Residence Inn Palo Alto 559-7890 4460 W. El Camino Real, Los Altos  $149 roll in shower 3 miles
Residence Inn Mountain View 940-1300 1854 El Camino Real, MV  $199 roll in shower, tub with bars, kitchen 5 miles
Rosewood Sand Hill 561-1500 2825 Sand Hill Road, MP  $465 roll in shower 2 miles
Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel 328-2800 625 El Camino Real, PA  $179 roll in shower <1 mile
America's Best Value Inn at Sky Ranch 493-7221 4234 El Camino Real, PA  $175 roll in shower, tub with bars 3 miles
Stanford Guest House 926-2800 2575 Sand Hill Road, MP  $207 roll in shower, tub with bars <1 mile
Stanford Motor Inn 493-3153 3305 El Camino Real, PA  $185 tub with bars 2 miles
Stanford Park Hotel 322-1234 100 El Camino Real, MP  $279 roll in shower, tub with bars 1 mile
Stanford Terrace Inn 857-0333 531 Stanford Avenue, PA  $189 roll in shower with seat 1 mile
Hotel Parmini 493-9085 3200 El Camino Real, PA  $109 tub with bars 2 miles
Westin Palo Alto 321-4422 675 El Camino Real, PA $259 roll in shower .5 mile
Zen Hotel 493-4492 4164 El Camino Real, PA $149 tub with bars 2.4 miles


*last updated 2/2019

**room rates are variable depending on availability

Click here for additional wheelchair accessible hotels.

Stanford University Medical Center: Disability Services & Aids

Security Dispatch

The Stanford University Medical Center provides equal access to its programs and services to persons with disabilities through the maintenance of equipment for loan to patients.
(650) 723-7222

Guest Services

The interpreter services at Stanford Hospital & Clinics provide highly trained staff interpreters, including ASL interpreters.
(650) 723-6940

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

Sign language interpreters are available at Stanford's children's hospital. Please call the Interpreter Services Department at the number below to request a translator.
(650) 497-8371