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Maps and Directions to Sandia/California

Sandia/California is located at 7011 East Avenue in Livermore, Calif., a suburban community about 45 miles east of San Francisco. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is directly across the street from Sandia on the north side of East Avenue.

Access to Sandia's California site is limited to those with authorized badges. If you do not have an authorized badge, be sure to make arrangements with your Sandia point of contact ahead of time (at least 3 days before your visit for U.S. citizens or 4–6 weeks before your visit for foreign nationals) so that you can pick up a visitor badge at Sandia's Visitor Badge Office before entering the site.

Directions to Sandia/California

By Car

If you do not have an authorized badge and are traveling west on I-580 from Stockton/Tracy:

  1. From I-580 westbound, exit N. Greenville Road.
  2. Merge onto Altamont Pass Road.
  3. Turn RIGHT onto Greenville Road.
  4. Continue traveling South on Greenville Road for about 2.8 miles.
  5. Turn RIGHT onto East Avenue.
  6. Follow the road as it turns left onto Thunderbird Lane.
  7. Turn RIGHT into second parking lot entry.
  8. Park in visitor designated parking.
  9. Proceed to the Visitor Badge Office.

If you do not have an authorized badge and are traveling east on I-580 from Oakland/San Francisco:

  1. From I-580 eastbound, exit Vasco South (exit 55).
  2. Continue traveling South on Vasco for about 1.1 miles.
  3. Turn LEFT onto Patterson Pass Road for about 1.2 miles.
  4. Turn RIGHT onto Greenville Road for about 1.1 miles.
  5. Turn RIGHT onto East Avenue.
  6. Follow the road as it turns left onto Thunderbird Lane.
  7. Turn RIGHT into second parking lot entry.
  8. Park in visitor designated parking.
  9. Proceed to the Visitor Badge Office.

If you have an authorized badge, you may enter the site from Vasco Road or Greenville Road. Greenville Road directions are noted above. To enter from Vasco Road:

  1. From I-580, exit Vasco South (exit 55).
  2. Continue traveling South on Vasco for about 2 miles.
  3. Turn LEFT on East Avenue.
  4. Stop at the Security Guard post and show your badge to the officer.
  5. Sandia/California is on the right (south) side of East Avenue.

By Public Transit

Several modes of public transportation are available to the Vasco Road entrance. However, if you do not already have an authorized Sandia issued badge, you will need to make arrangements for private transportation to the Visitor Badge Office located off of Greenville Road entrance, as the bus route does not currently have a stop here.

From the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station:

  1. Take Wheels 20X, Wheels 10, or the Tri-Valley Rapid to the LLNL/Sandia Transit Hub at the corner of East Avenue and Vasco Road.
  2. If you have an authorized badge, walk to the East Avenue Security Post, and show your badge to the protective force officer.
  3. If you do not have an authorized badge, you will need to make arrangements for private transportation to the Visitor Badge Office located off of Greenville Road and East Avenue.

From the Vasco Road station of the Altamont Commuter Express:

  1. Take Wheels 20X to the LLNL/Sandia Transit Hub at the corner of East Avenue and Vasco Road.
  2. If you have an authorized badge, walk to the East Avenue Security Post, and show your badge to the protective force officer. You can then proceed on foot to your destination. Sandia is on the right side of the street.
  3. If you do not have an authorized badge, you will need to make arrangements for private transportation to the Visitor Badge Office located off of Greenville Road and East Avenue.

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