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Directions: San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco Art Institute (Main Campus)
800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco 94133
(between Jones and Leavenworth)

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From the East Bay
Main access to San Francisco from the east is Hwy 80 and the Bay Bridge. After crossing the bridge take the Fremont Street exit (right side). Turn left on Folsom Street to the Embarcadero. Go left on Embarcadero to Bay Street. Go left on Bay Street to Columbus Street. Take a left on Columbus and move immediately into the right hand lane. Veer right at Tower Records onto Jones Street. SFAI is on the right, between Francisco and Chestnut Streets.

From the Peninsula
Main access to San Francisco from the South is via Hwy 101. Entering the city northbound on Hwy 101, follow signs leading to the Golden Gate Bridge. Exit 101 at Van Ness Avenue. From Van Ness go North to Union Street. Turn right on Union. Go two blocks to Larkin Street. Turn left on Larkin. Go four blocks to Chestnut Street. Turn right on Chestnut. SFAI is 2 blocks down Chestnut Street on the left.

From Marin County
Main access to San Francisco from the north is via the Golden Gate Bridge. Follow signs to Lombard Street. Continue on Lombard past Van Ness Avenue to Hyde Street (2 Miles) and turn left. Turn right at the next street, which is Chestnut. SFAI is 1.5 blocks farther down Chestnut, on the left.


Public Transportation
The most direct MUNI bus line is the #30 Stockton, which runs along Columbus Avenue and intersects with BART and many major bus and subway lines throughout the city. There is a bus stop at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Chestnut Street. The main entrance is 1.5 blocks up Chestnut Street. Visitors can also take the Embarcadero Trolley, which connects to BART at the Embarcadero Station. The trolley station is located at Market and Main Street. Take the trolley to the corner of Beach and Jones Streets. Walk up Jones Street 5 blocks, turn left on Chestnut; the main entrance is located in the middle of the block. For more information please call MUNI at 415-673-6864.


The San Francisco Art Institute is located in a residential neighborhood. Parking is available on all of the streets immediately surrounding the school.