Visitor Parking

While each campus offers a variety of parking options, you might find it more convenient to use either Uber or Lyft services to get you to and from your place of lodging.

We also encourage biking, walking, and public transportation whenever possible.

However, should you find yourself driving to either campus, the following are parking options.

San Francisco Campus

Prospective students and their families may take advantage of reserved visitor parking spaces located at 80 Carolina Street. (Reservations must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance by emailing and receiving a confirmation.)

Please contact Enrollment Services Office at or by calling 800.447.1ART (415.703.9523). (Parking permits are valid for 90 minutes.)

Four-hour street parking is also available near campus. (Note: Some areas are one- and two-hour restricted areas.)

Please remember to leave no valuables in your car when using street parking.

Ours is a working industrial neighborhood with reduced off-street parking options. Much of the existing parking is shared with neighborhood businesses.

Paid Parking Lot at CCA (Operated by ProPark America)
1140 7th Street (on CCA’s Back Lot) - Entrance is on 7th Street
Rates: $5 hourly / $12-$15 daily maximum

Monthly permits available for $180 per month. Select "Ca. College of the Arts" from the drop down menu and follow the prompts. 

Operational Hours
Mon.-Fri.: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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Public Transportation

San Francisco Muni bus lines 10, 19, 22, and 55 service the campus area.

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When biking south from BART (Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell stations), use the bike lane on 8th Street. When returning to BART headed north, use the 7th Street bike lane.

ZipCar car-sharing pick-up and drop-off locations exist in front of the San Francisco Design Center at 15th and Henry Adams Streets.

Oakland Campus

CCA’s Oakland campus is well served by BART (Rockridge station), which is located within walking distance, and AC Transit’s bus line 51.

No visitor parking is available on the Oakland campus; however, ample short-term residential and business street-parking options surround the campus.

Biking or Walking

Each campus is located in an urban setting that offers access to public transportation and easy walking or biking routes.

Ample indoor and outdoor bicycle parking accommodations exist on either campus.