Visiting the Downtown Campus

San Francisco State University Downtown Campus

College of Business Graduate Programs
835 Market Street, Suite 550
San Francisco, California 94103
phone: (415) 817-4300

Get there by Public Transportation


Exit at Powell Street Station

Muni Metro Subway

Exit at Powell Street Station

Muni Bus

Take bus lines No. 5, 6, 9, 21, 31, or 71/71L, and exit at 5th & Market


Amtrak offers bus pick-up and drop-off between the station in Emeryville and the Westfield San Francisco Centre. Look for the Amtrak sign on Market Street in front of American Eagle Outfitters.

511 TakeTransit Trip Planner

For more help with public transportation, try the 511 TakeTransit Trip Planner.

Get there by Car

We are located directly off Highways 101, 280, and 80.

From the North

  • Take the Golden Gate Bridge to the Lombard Exit. Turn right on Van Ness Avenue, left on Eddy to Market Street.

From the East

  • Take Highway 80 (Bay Bridge) to the Fifth Street/Downtown exit. Continue on Fifth Street to Market Street.

From the South

  • Take 101 North to the Seventh Street exit. Turn right on Bryant, left on Fifth Street, and right on Market Street. Or take 280 North to Sixth Street. Turn right on Brannan, left on Fifth, and right on Market Street.

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Recommended Public Parking

Mason-O'Farrell Garage
325 Mason Street, 94102
(415) 673-6757

Special Discounted Parking Rate Garage for SF State Students, Faculty and Staff

Mason O’Farrell Garage offers SF State students, employees, and guests special parking rates. The public garage is located at the corner of Mason Street and O’Farrell Street, 3 blocks from the SF State Downtown Campus. The garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Validated Parking with SF State ID Card Monday through Saturday:

  • Park up to 8 hours $10.00
  • Park more than 8 hours $7.50/hour ($29.00 daily max)
  • Monthly Parking $220.00/month (in & out privilege)

Sign SF State on the back of your parking ticket. Show your SF State ID card at the window when returning to your car. You will receive a discounted ticket to use in the automatic payment machine.

Regular Parking Rates are as follows:

  • Daily Rate $2.50 every 20 minutes
  • Daily Max. $29.00 24 hours
  • Early Bird $15.00 in between 4 a.m.–10 a.m. out by 7 p.m.
  • Evening Special $15.00 in anytime after 5:30 p.m. out by 9:30 a.m.

Directions to Mason-O'Farrell garage from the SF State Main Campus (1600 Holloway Ave):

  • Take 6th Street exit off 280
  • Take 6th Street to O'Farrell (6th Street becomes Taylor as you cross Market Street)
  • Turn Right on O'Farrell; move to left-hand lane
  • Garage is on the left-hand side on the next corner, Mason Street

Other Public Parking Garages

5th and Mission/Yerba Buena Garage

833 Mission St. (at the corner of Fifth and Mission)
(415) 243-3258

Ellis-O'Farrell Garage

123 O'Farrell St. (off Ellis Street between Powell and Stockton)
(415) 986-4800

Union Square Garage

333 Post St. (off Geary Street between Powell and Stockton)
(415) 397-0631


Nordstrom Valet is offered to the public at the 5th Street entrance to the Westfield San Francisco Centre.