Visitor Parking

San Francisco Campus

Three visitor parking spaces exist on CCA's San Francisco campus that can be reserved located in the CCA Student Center parking lot at 80 Carolina Street.

Visitors can reserve a parking permit from the Enrollment Services Office. Reservations must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance by emailing and receiving a confirmation from (Parking permits are valid for 90 minutes.)

During the week, limited unrestricted parking is also available on the streets surrounding the campus with some one- and two-hour restricted areas.

The neighborhood is a working industrial area with reduced off-street parking options, and the parking is also shared with the businesses that populate the area.

Weekend street parking is easily accessible.

Public Parking Options

If you plan to spend more than two hours on the San Francisco campus, consider using a convenient public parking option, two of which are highlighted below:

California Parking, Inc.
100 Kansas Street
(24 hour, seven days a week; $8)
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California Culinary Academy (Tower Valet Parking)
350 Rhode Island Street
Mon-Fri (6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.); $9 per day
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Public Transportation

San Francisco Muni bus lines 10, 19, 22, and 55 service the campus area. See also Maps & Directions »

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.

A Bike Community Within a Bike Community

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.

Visit the bike kitchen on the San Francisco campus, located in the Alternative Materials Studio. This handy resource is equipped with tire pumps, tools for repairs, and even has a frame-building jig.