SF Explore walk in Marin headlands
SF Explore bike ride on market
SF Explore cable car turnaround
SF Explore Chinatown
SF Explore City Lights Bookstore
SF Explore Embarcadero

Getting Around in San Francisco

San Francisco’s 7-mile by 7-mile footprint is easy to explore from USF. So are the Wine Country, Santa Cruz and Berkeley.

Start with MUNI, the citywide bus and light-rail system. (All undergraduate students receive MUNI passes that provide transportation throughout the city.) BART, the Bay Area's rapid transit system, also offers limited in-San Francisco transit as well as transportation to destinations in the East and South Bay.  Caltrain is another option for travel in the direction of Silicon Valley.

San Francisco Neighborhoods Attractions Map

And don’t forget:  San Francisco is a bike-friendly city, with an established two-wheel culture.  Check out sfbike.org for bike paths and other resources.

To reach destinations in and beyond Northern California, Caltrain and Amtrak offer rail service.  Bus lines can be found through Golden Gate Transit and Greyhound.


For ferries to Sausalito, Angel Island, and other destinations in Marin County and the East Bay, consult Golden Gate Ferry, Oakland Alameda Ferry and Baylink Ferry schedules. 


The closest airports to USF are San Francisco International (SFO), Oakland International, and a little further away, San Jose International.

Maps and Directions

View USF campus maps, driving directions and detailed public transportation lines to get to campus on our USF directions site.   

Or try these maps of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area:
http://www.sftodo.com/scenic-49-mile-drive.html?gclid=CJa_i-LikrICFal7QgodWwwANw http://www.carolmendelmaps.com/mapsf/downtownsf.html