General FAQs

Approximately 22 minutes by car; 12 miles.

Approximately 20-30 min by car; 10.5 miles.

I-280 and US-101.

SF State is a transit-first campus, committed to lowering our drive-alone auto trips to reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Our campus is served by five (5) major lines by Muni (also known as SFMTA). For a comprehensive look at the Bay Area's public transportation system, please visit SF State’s Parking & Transportation.

Public parking is available in the Parking Garage (Lot 20). Overflow parking may also be available at lot 25. For brief loading and unloading, please contact your Event Services Coordinator. For more information, please visit SF State’s Parking & Transportation.

On the southwest side of campus in the residential community, there are two ATM machines located within the Village at Centennials Square community.  There is one ATM machine next to the Village Market and the second ATM machine is located in Village Building C in front of the US Bank campus branch.

On the southeast side of campus there are ATM machines inside and outside the Cesar Chavez Student Center.  On the plaza level (ground floor) there are two Chase ATM machines and outside of the Student Center (Bookstore) there are two Wells Fargo and Bank of America ATM machines.  Please visit the Cesar Chavez Student Center building maps at Cesar Chavez Student Center Map for more information.

For a list of on-campus eateries visit,

Stonestown Galleria shopping mall is only .5 miles walking distance from campus.

For additional information about restaurants, shopping, and entertainment options in and around San Francisco, visit