Directions and Parking

Public Transit

For transit directions, visit 511.org or call 511.

Driving Directions

Follow the appropriate directions from your location to the War Memorial Opera House.

From the East Bay:
Take the BAY BRIDGE I-80 WEST towards SAN FRANCISCO.
Take the 9TH STREET/CIVIC CENTER exit on the right.
Keep RIGHT at the fork on the ramp.
Turn LEFT onto HARRISON ST.
Turn RIGHT onto 9TH ST.
Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto HAYES ST.
Turn RIGHT onto VAN NESS AVE.
Follow one block to the Opera House.

From the South Bay:
Take the US-101 NORTH exit towards SAN FRANCISCO.
(If using 280 NORTH, follow 280 NORTH signs to 101 NORTH).
Keep LEFT following signs for FELL ST. EXIT.
Take the DUBOCE AVE/MISSION ST exit.
Keep RIGHT at the fork on the ramp onto MISSION ST.
Turn LEFT onto S. VAN NESS AVE.
Follow S. VAN NESS across MARKET STREET to the Opera House.

From the North Bay:
Take the CA-1 SOUTH/US-101 SOUTH.
Merge onto GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE.
Take the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE SOUTH into SAN FRANCISCO.
Take the LOMBARD ST. EXIT.
Follow LOMBARD STREET to VAN NESS.
Turn RIGHT onto VAN NESS.
Follow VAN NESS to the Opera House.

Traffic Conditions
For the latest traffic conditions, visit 511.org or call 511.

Parking

Parking is available in several lots in the surrounding area. Please call lots for current hours and rates.

Performing Arts Garage—(415) 252-8238
360 Grove between Franklin and Gough
Attendant on duty, covered garage

Civic Center Plaza Garage (underground)—(415) 863-1537
Enter on McAllister between Polk and Larkin
Attendant or 24-hr security on duty, covered garage

Tower Valet Parking—(415) 341-1592
Enter on Grove or Hayes, between Gough and Octavia 
Attendant on duty 6am–5:30pm, otherwise self-park, uncovered lot

Place 2 Park
Enter on Golden Gate between Gough and Franklin

Opera Plaza Garage—(415) 771-4776
Enter on Golden Gate or Turk at Van Ness
Attendant on duty 24 hours, covered and uncovered lot

 

Bicycle parking racks are located in front of and behind the War Memorial Veterans Building directly across the courtyard from the War Memorial Opera House. Please provide your own lock.