Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco (Region IX) Training Facility
Contact: Jennifer Pham, 415-486-5515
US Department of Education/FSA
50 Beale St. Room 8200
San Francisco, CA 94105
Public Transportation and Walking

From the South Bay:

  • Take Highway 101 north to San Francisco.
  • Take I-280 exit to Port of San Francisco.
  • Take left ramp onto King Street.
  • Turn left on 3rd Street.
  • Turn right on Market Street.
  • Turn right on Beale Street.
  • 50 Beale Street is at the corner of Mission Street.

From the East Bay:

  • Take the Bay Bridge (I-80) to San Francisco.
  • Take the Folsom/Fremont exit.
  • Turn left on Fremont Street.
  • Turn right on Market Street for one block.
  • Turn right on Beale Street.
  • 50 Beale Street is at the corner of Mission Street.

From the North Bay:

  • Take Highway 101 south across the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Take the Lombard Street exit.
  • Turn left on Van Ness Avenue.
  • Turn right on Bay Street.
  • Turn right on Columbus Avenue.
  • Turn right on Montgomery Street.
  • Turn left on Clay Street.
  • Turn right on Davis Street.
  • Cross Market Street where Davis Street turns into Beale Street.
  • 50 Beale Street is at the corner of Mission Street.

Traffic Information:
There are intermittent road construction delays in the area. Check for updated information.

Parking in the Financial District:

Parking in the Financial District of San Francisco averages $15-25 for 8 hours. There is no handicapped parking in the 50 Beale Street building. Parking garages within a 3-4 block radius include:

120 Howard Garage, 120 Howard Street
123 Mission Street Garage, 123 Mission Street
Ampco System Parking, 201 Spear Street
Ampco System Parking, 156 1st Street
Central Parking System, 100 1st Street
Central Parking System, 1 Market Plaza
City Park, 121 Spear Street
50 Fremont Street Building, 50 Fremont Street
Golden Gateway, 250 Clay Street

San Francisco public parking garages:

BART serves the San Francisco Bay Area and MUNI serves the city of San Francisco. Within San Francisco, BART and MUNI share underground stations.

BART & MUNI Underground
The BART and MUNI Embarcadero Station is at the intersection of Market, Davis, and Beale Streets. 50 Beale Street is at the corner of Beale and Mission Streets (1 block from Market Street and the Embarcadero Station). More information:

MUNI Busses & Streetcars
Busses and streetcars are readily available along Market Street. The F streetcar route is from Fisherman's Wharf to the Castro District along The Embarcadero and Market Street. For more information, go to Streetcars from the US and other countries run regular service up and down Market Street.

MUNI Cable Cars
The California Street line terminates about 1 block from 50 Beale Street at California and Market. It travels along California Street to Van Ness Avenue. Two other cable car lines, the Hyde-Powell and the Hyde-Mason run between Fisherman's Wharf and the Powell Street Station turnaround at Market Street.

Walking from Union Square
Walking on Market Street from the Union Square District to 50 Beale Street takes about 20 minutes and is one of the main pedestrian thoroughfares in the city.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
SFO is about 15 miles south of San Francisco. BART has a station in the International Terminal with trains running approximately every 20 minutes ( The one-way fare from SFO to the Powell Street Station (Union Square) is $5.15. Taxi fares from SFO to Union Square are metered and are about $40. Super Shuttle fares from SFO to Union Square hotels are about $15.00.

Oakland International Airport (OAK)
OAK is about 20 miles from San Francisco. Public transportation is available with a BART shuttle bus from the Coliseum/Oakland BART station ( The average taxi fare from OAK to Union Square hotels is $70.

Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
SJC is about 46 miles south of San Francisco. There are no direct public transportation options to San Francisco. The average taxi fare from SJC to Union Square hotels is $140.

Local Hotels:

  • Hyatt Regency
    5 Embarcadero Center
    Financial District
  • Hilton San Francisco Financial District
    750 Kearny Street
    Financial District
  • Hotel Vitale
    8 Mission Street
    Financial District
  • The Palace Hotel
    2 New Montgomery Street
    Financial District
  • Grand Hyatt San Francisco
    345 Stockton Street
    Union Square

Important Note:

Due to the large number of participant requests for lodging information, we are offering the names and phone numbers of local hotel and motel sites to assist you in making your travel arrangements while staying in the San Francisco area. Our listings are not all-inclusive, and no endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education is implied.

For additional resources you may also wish to check the following links:

Only In San Francisco - official visitors site for San Francisco


Area Map


Main Locator Page