Directions to the Northern California Campus



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By Car

From the South Bay

  1. Take 101 North across the Golden Gate Bridge.
  2. Exit at the Seminary Drive Exit (the first Mill Valley Exit).
  3. Take a left at the traffic light.
  4. Turn right at the first light (7-11 on your right corner).
  5. Veer right at the four-way stop – this is Seminary Drive.
  6. Turn left onto Gilbert Drive to enter the seminary campus.

From the East Bay

  1. Take 580 West to the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge (NOTE: $4 toll).
  2. After crossing the bridge, take the Sir Francis Drake Blvd. exit past San Quentin and then go past the Larkspur Ferry Terminal.
  3. Turn left to go southbound on the Hwy. 101 freeway.
  4. Pass the first Mill Valley exit (East Blythdale and Tiburon).
  5. Take the Seminary Drive exit.
  6. Turn left to continue south where the road will make U-turn under the freeway.
  7. Go straight through the first light.
  8. Turn right at the second light (7-11 on your right corner).
  9. Veer right at the four-way stop – this is Seminary Drive.
  10. Turn left onto Gilbert Drive to enter the seminary campus.

From the North Bay

  1. Take Highway 101 South.
  2. Pass the first Mill Valley exit (East Blythdale and Tiburon).
  3. Take the Seminary Drive exit.
  4. Turn left to continue south where the road will make U-turn under the freeway.
  5. Continue through the first light.
  6. Turn right at the second light (7-11 on your right corner).
  7. Veer right at the four-way stop – this is Seminary Drive.
  8. Turn left onto Gilbert Drive to enter the seminary campus.

From the San Francisco International Airport

  1. When leaving the airport, take the exit for Interstates 380/280 (not Hwy. 101 to San Francisco).
  2. Turn right when 380 terminates at 280.
  3. Keep in the center or left lanes to avoid the 280 split into San Francisco, following the signs to the Golden Gate Bridge and Hwy. 1.
  4. The freeway will end.
  5. At the stop light take a left onto 19th Ave (Hwy. 1).
  6. Remain on 19th through Golden Gate Park, after which the road changes to Park Presidio Blvd.
  7. Continue to Highway 101 just before the Golden Gate Bridge and travel over the bridge (no toll northbound).
  8. Exit at the Seminary Drive Exit (the first Mill Valley Exit) and take a left at the traffic light.
  9. Turn right at the first light (7-11 on your right corner).
  10. Veer right at the four-way stop – this is Seminary Drive.
  11. Turn left onto Gilbert Drive to enter the seminary campus.

From the Oakland International Airport

  1. Take a right onto Hegenberger.
  2. Follow the signs to take I-80 North.
  3. Exit at 580 West over the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge (NOTE: $4 toll).
  4. After crossing the bridge, take the Sir Francis Drake Blvd. exit past San Quentin and then go past the Larkspur Ferry Terminal.
  5. Turn left to go southbound on the Hwy. 101 freeway.
  6. Pass the first Mill Valley exit (East Blythdale and Tiburon).
  7. Take the Seminary Drive exit.
  8. Turn left to continue south where the road will make U-turn under the freeway.
  9. Continue through the first light.
  10. Turn right at the second light (7-11 on your right corner).
  11. Veer right at the four-way stop – this is Seminary Drive.
  12. Turn left onto Gilbert Drive to enter the seminary campus.

Airport Buses

From the San Francisco International Airport

The Marin Airporter leaves the airport for Marin County every 30 minutes on the hour and on the half-hour from 4 a.m. – 11 p.m. The cost is $17 one way per person and travel time is approximately 45-60 minutes each way (price may vary).

From the Baggage Claim area (lower level), go to a scheduled transit stop on one of the islands in the middle of the main service road outside the airport buildings. The Airporter leaves from the area identified with blue posts.

Be sure to tell the driver that you want to get off at Seminary Drive. If you do not have a seminary contact pickup arranged, or if you arrive outside of our office hours, tell the driver that you will need a taxi to meet you at Seminary Drive. The taxi will wait for you at the parking lot to the left of the bus stop.

Or, call your seminary contact for pickup. (There are pay telephones at the gas stations across the street from the bus stop parking area.)

From the Oakland International Airport

The Sonoma County Airport Express runs between the Oakland Airport and Santa Rosa, (a city north of the seminary.) It leaves Oakland every hour on the half-hour, from 5:30 am - 9:30 pm and also at 11:30pm. Cost is $22 per person each way.

If you are coming from Terminal 1, exit the terminal from the Baggage Claim area and cross to the center island.

If you are coming from Terminal 2, exit the terminal from the Baggage Claim area, proceed to the end of the terminal, and cross to the center island.

You will pick up the Airport Express at the sign marked "Scheduled Shuttles and Chartered Buses." Tell the driver you want to get off at the San Rafael bus station. Once there you will be able to board any Golden Gate Transit bus that travels southbound on Highway 101.

Tell the driver you want to get off at Seminary Drive. You will need to take the pedestrian over crossing from the Seminary Drive bus stop, cross to one of the gas stations, and use a pay telephone to call a taxi. Or, call your seminary contact.

From the San Jose International Airport

There is no direct transportation from San Jose Airport to Marin County. We suggest renting a car.

Public Transit

Golden Gate Transit Ferry

Transit Ferry terminals in Marin County are located in Sausalito, Tiburon, and Larkspur (the main terminal). These ferries run between Marin and San Francisco's Pier 1, near the Ferry building at the foot of Market Street. Take a Golden Gate Transit bus from the terminal as outlined below.

Golden Gate Transit Bus

Golden Gate Transit provides bus service along the Highway 101 corridor. If you are traveling to or from San Francisco, Routes 60, 70 and 80 are suggested.

Public Transportation within San Francisco

The San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) operates a network of buses within San Francisco. The Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) provides public transportation within San Francisco and between San Francisco and the East Bay.

Taxis and other services are also available. The following contact information may be helpful:
Golden Gate Transit 415-455-2000 (from Marin county)
415-923-2000 (from San Francisco)
707-541-2000 (from Sonoma county)
Marin Airporter 415-461-4222
Marin Cab Company 415-455-4555
Sonoma County Airport Express 707-545-8015

Note: If you are taking a southbound bus, you will need to use the pedestrian over crossing to get to the east side of the freeway once you arrive at the Seminary Drive stop. There are pay telephones at the gas stations at this point, and you may telephone your contact person at the seminary or call a taxi. (You may choose to walk, but the distance is about 0.9 miles, a significant part of which is uphill).
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