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Our downtown campus is conveniently located in the heart of downtown San Francisco with easy access to freeways, the Bay Bridge, and close to BART, MUNI, Caltrain and ferry connections.

Public Transportation to Campus

Directions Via Muni

Take any of the Muni rail lines (F, J, K, L, M, N or KT) and exit at Embarcadero station. Walk one block North on Market Street, make a right onto Main Street and make a left onto Howard.

Many Muni bus lines run close to campus. Use Trip Planner or Google Maps to find the best route.

Muni Options from Main Campus to Downtown Campus
  • Take the 5 Fulton to Howard and Main streets.
  • Take the 31 Balboa to Steuart and Mission streets. Walk down Steuart and make a right onto Howard.
Directions Via Bart

Take any San Francisco bound train and exit at the Embarcadero station Spear Street stairs. Walk two blocks South on Spear to Howard.

Directions Via Caltrain

Take Caltrain to San Francisco Station. Walk to 4th and King streets. Take the KT Ingleside/Third Muni Rail towards Balboa Park Station. Get off at Embarcadero and Folsom Street. Walk one block to Howard Street from The Embarcadero.

Directions Via Ferry

See Ferry schedules from the North Bay/Marin County or from the East Bay. All ferries arrive at the 1 Ferry Building. Walk Southeast on Embarcadero and turn right onto Howard.

Driving Directions to Campus

Traveling West From the Bay Bridge/East Bay

After crossing the Bay Bridge, take the Fremont Street exit (2C) and merge onto Fremont Street. Turn right onto Howard.

Traveling North on 280 from the Peninsula/South Bay

Take Highway 280 Northbound which continues onto King Street. Continue onto The Embarcadero. Turn left onto Howard.

Traveling North on 101 From the Peninsula/San Jose/South Bay

Take Highway 101 Northbound. Take the 1A exit and merge onto 7th Street. Turn right onto Folsom Street. Turn left onto Main Street. Make the first right onto Howard.

Traveling South From the Golden Gate Bridge/North Bay

After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, make a slight left onto Lombard Street. Turn right onto Gough Street. Turn left onto Broadway. Turn right onto The Embarcadero. Turn right onto Howard.


View a list of parking garages and rates that are all within a few minutes walk of the downtown campus. Please note that rates vary by the hour and are subject to change by the parking garage at any time.