Transportation and Parking

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San Francisco State University is readily accessible by public transportation from all parts of the Bay Area. Six San Francisco Municipal Railway bus (MUNI) and light rail lines serve the campus at frequent intervals. East Bay commuters have a choice of BART and connecting bus service, or BART and light rail from downtown San Francisco. BART and SamTrans link the Peninsula and the San Francisco Airport with the campus. SF State University operates a shuttle service to supplement the BART connection between campus and the Daly City BART station.

The Bike Barn provides secure bicycle parking. Hours of operation are: Monday-Thursday from 7:30 A.M. to 10:00 P.M., and 7:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Fridays during the fall and spring semesters. The Bike Barn is located under the gym in Lot 6. You can reach the Bike Barn at 415-338-3170.

The campus is a typical urban setting and parking on surrounding streets is very limited. Approximately 3,000 spaces are available on a first-come basis in the general parking garage, located on the east side of Lake Merced Boulevard between Font and Winston Drive and Lot 25, which is located on Winston Drive between Lake Merced and Buckingham Way. Parking fees are $1.00 per hour with a $5.00 daily maximum. Parking permit pay stations accept coins and bills but do not issue change. Please bring exact change for the pay stations. A valid SF State permit is required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in all lots.

For general information, please visit You can contact Parking and Transportation Department at 415-338-2744 or by email at with your inquiries.