About SVLUG
Thanks to our sponsors!
Click to Search our Site
Subscribe to our mailing lists!
Find out what's going on!
See what our members are cooking up!
Links to Other Linux Resources
Get the latest News about Linux!
Learn More about Linux.
We'd like to thank our sponsors:
We'd like to thank our sponsors for making this Web site possible.

Welcome to the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group

Linux - The Operating System of the 21st Century TM

Directions to SVLUG General Meetings at Symantec vCafe

[Back up to the SVLUG Meetings page.]

These directions are for SVLUG meetings held at

Symantec vCafe
350 Ellis Street (near E. Middlefield Road)
Mountain View, CA 94043



By car:

  • From US-101 southbound (towards San Jose):

    • Take the Ellis Street / Moffett South Gate exit.
    • Curve right onto Ellis Street (away from the freeway).
    • In about 1 1/2 blocks, you'll see Symantec signs on your right. Just past the Symatec buildings, turn right into the parking lot for 350-380 Ellis.
    • As shown on diagram, walk counterclockwise around the adjacent main Symantec building. You'll pass a gymnasium on your left, the pass the main Symantec vCafe entrance doors, which are usually locked. Continue through the cafe patio, then passing to the left of a pool between buildings. Just before the pool ends, you'll see our meeting in the vCafe's rear function room, on your left. Knock on the glass doors to be admitted.
  • From US-101 northbound (towards San Francisco):

    • Take the Ellis Street / Moffett South Gate exit.
    • Turn left onto Ellis (passing under 101, away from Moffett Field).
    • In about 1 1/2 blocks, you'll see Symantec signs on your right. Just past the Symatec buildings, turn right into the parking lot for 350-380 Ellis.
    • Walking directions from the parking lot are above.
  • From I-280:

    • Exit from I-280 onto CA-85 northbound (toward Mountain View).
    • Continue with directions below for CA-85 northbound, below.
  • From CA-85 northbound (towards US-101 / Mountain View):

    • Take the CA-237 eastbound exit (Milpitas).
    • Continue with directions below for CA-237 eastbound, below.
  • From CA-237 eastbound (towards Milpitas):

    • Exit at Maude Ave. / Middlefield Road.
    • Turn left/northwest (under the freeway) onto E. Middlefield Road, at the traffic signal.
    • Proceed two blocks, then turn right at Ellis Street.
    • Turn left into the first driveway, and park.
    • Walking directions from the parking lot are above.
  • From CA-237 westbound (towards El Camino Real / Mountain View):

    • Exit at E. Middlefield Road / Central Expressway.
    • At the end of the ramp (Maude Ave. intersection), continue straight for one block along Ferguson Drive.
    • Turn right (northwest) onto E. Middlefield Road, at the traffic signal.
    • Proceed two blocks, then turn right at Ellis Street.
    • Turn left into the first driveway, and park.
    • Walking directions from the parking lot are above.
  • From Central Expressway westbound (towards Palo Alto):

    • Just past Mary Ave. (the Sunnyvale / Mountain View border), exit right onto E. Middlefield Road.
    • Pass straight under CA-237.
    • Proceed two blocks, then turn right at Ellis Street.
    • Turn left into the first driveway, and park.
    • Walking directions from the parking lot are above.
  • From Central Expressway eastbound (towards San Jose Airport / Santa Clara):

    • Just past the CA-85 overcrossing, turn left (north) onto N. Whisman Road.
    • Proceed two blocks along N. Whisman Road.
    • Turn right (east) onto E. Middlefield Road.
    • Proceed one block, then turn left at Ellis Street.
    • Turn left into the first driveway, and park.
    • Walking directions from the parking lot are above.

By VTA Light Rail Transit (LRT):


  • Take a Mountain View / Baypointe (aka Tasman West, Route 902) light rail train to Middlefield LRT station.
  • Walk west along E. Middlefield Rd. to the nearby corner of Ellis Street, cross Ellis, and walk along Ellis's west sidewalk to Symantec. Walking directions from the parking lot are above.

By CalTrain:


  • Disembark at Mountain View station, aka "Downtown Mountain View Transit Center", where Castro Street / Moffett Blvd. intersects Central Expressway.
  • Then, transfer to the VTA light rail line, and then proceed as described above.

Or:

  • Disembark at your choice of either the Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, or San Antonio CalTrain Stations.
  • Take Route 32 (Santa Clara Transit Center to San Antonio Shopping Center Shopping Center), which stops at the Middlefield LRT station, right near Symantec.

In either case, walk west along E. Middlefield Rd. to the nearby corner of Ellis Street, cross Ellis, and walk along Ellis's west sidewalk to Symantec. Walking directions from the parking lot are above.

Note: Last return CalTrain trains leave Mountain View station at 10:49 pm northbound, 1:09 AM southbound. Last VTA light rail leaves Middlefield LRT station bound for downtown Mountain View at around 10:25 pm. Last Route 32 bus leaves Middlefield LRT station at 6:56 pm eastbound, 7:42 pm westbound. (After that, it's a ~1.5 mile walk to Mountain View CalTrain: Turn right on E. Middlefield Rd., walk 1 mile, crossing the CA-85 freeway to turn left on Moffett Blvd., then proceed 1/2 mile along Moffett to Mountain View CalTrain.)

By VTA bus:


  • Route 32 (Santa Clara Transit Center to San Antonio Shopping Center) — Take this bus from either the Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, or San Antonio CalTrain stations to Middlefield Light Rail station.
  • From Middlefield LRT station, walk west along E. Middlefield Rd. to the nearby corner of Ellis Street, cross Ellis, and walk along Ellis's west sidewalk to Symantec. We'll be meeting in the nearby one-story 350 Ellis. Walking directions from the parking lot are above.
  • Note: Last Route 32 buses leave Middlefield LRT station at 6:56 pm eastbound, 7:42 pm westbound. (After that, it's a ~1.5 mile walk to Mountain View CalTrain. Turn right on E. Middlefield Rd., walk 1 mile, crossing the CA-85 freeway to turn left on Moffett Blvd., then proceed 1/2 mile along Moffett to Mountain View CalTrain.)

Further Transit Info: Please see transit.511.org.


Feedback to SVLUG webmasters.