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Directions to SVLUG General Meetings at Symantec (formerly Veritas Software Corp.)

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These directions are for SVLUG meetings held at

Symantec (formerly Veritas Software Corp.)
VCAFE Facility
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 (south) onto Ellis Street (away from the freeway).
    • After passing National Avenue, just past the brown building on the right that used to house Netscape Communications, Inc., notice the Symantec sign at the driveway for 350-380 Ellis. Go past that, turn right into the next driveway, and park.
    • We'll be meeting in the nearby one-story 350 Ellis or "VCAFE" building, which also houses a gymnasium. Entrance is on the Ellis side, at the gymnasium end.
  • From US-101 northbound (towards San Francisco):

    • Take the Ellis Street / Moffett South Gate exit.
    • Note that trains are running on the light rail tracks across the freeway exit to Ellis.
    • Turn left onto Ellis (under the freeway, away from the Moffett Field military gate).
    • After passing National Avenue, just past the brown building on the right that used to house Netscape Communications, Inc., notice the Symantec sign at the driveway for 350-380 Ellis. Go past that, turn right into the next driveway, and park.
    • We'll be meeting in the nearby one-story 350 Ellis or "VCAFE" building, which also houses a gymnasium. Entrance is on the Ellis side, at the gymnasium end.
  • 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.
    • We'll be meeting in the nearby one-story 350 Ellis or "VCAFE" building, which also houses a gymnasium. Entrance is on the Ellis side, at the gymnasium end.
  • 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.
    • We'll be meeting in the nearby one-story 350 Ellis or "VCAFE" building, which also houses a gymnasium. Entrance is on the Ellis side, at the gymnasium end.
  • From Central Expressway westbound (towards Palo Alto):

    • Just past Mary Ave. (the 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.
    • We'll be meeting in the nearby one-story 350 Ellis or "VCAFE" building, which also houses a gymnasium. Entrance is on the Ellis side, at the gymnasium end.
  • 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.
    • We'll be meeting in the nearby one-story 350 Ellis or "VCAFE" building, which also houses a gymnasium. Entrance is on the Ellis side, at the gymnasium end.

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. We'll be meeting in the nearby one-story 350 Ellis or "VCAFE" building (nearest the corner), which also houses a gymnasium. Entrance is on the Ellis side, at the gymnasium end.

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. We'll be meeting in the nearby one-story 350 Ellis or "VCAFE" building (nearest the corner), which also houses a gymnasium. Entrance is on the Ellis side, at the gymnasium end.

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 or "VCAFE" building (nearest the corner), which also houses a gymnasium. Entrance is on the Ellis side, at the gymnasium end.
  • 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.


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