USFs downtown Howard Street campus.


Our Downtown Campus is near freeways, the Bay Bridge, BART, MUNI, Caltrain, and ferry connections. Multiple parking garages are within walking distance, along with metered street parking.

USF Downtown Campus
101 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Getting There

  • Taking the 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 from Main Campus to Downtown Campus:

    Option 1: Take the 5 Fulton to Howard and Main streets.

    Option 2: Take the 31 Balboa to Steuart and Mission streets. Walk down Steuart and make a right onto Howard.

    Taking Bart

    Purchase a Clipper card, the Bay Area's all-in-one transit card. Save $3 by using Clipper with Apple Pay and Google Pay on your phone or Apple Watch.

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

    Taking 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.

  • Traveling West from the Bay Bridge/East:

    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.

  • Several parking garages and lots are within walking distance of our Downtown Campus, including Rincon Center Garage and Hills Plaza Garage.

    *Please note that rates vary by the hour and are subject to change by the parking garage at any time. Paid street parking-meter time limits are strictly enforced.