Directions & Parking

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Directions to our main San Francisco Office

Below are directions to our main San Francisco office at 555 Post Street, where most Club events are held. Or use Google Maps for custom directions. Scroll down for directions to our Silicon Valley office.

Via BART
Take BART to the Powell Street station. Walk up Powell Street until you get to Post, turn left, and The Commonwealth Club is just one-and-a-half blocks up Post Street, at 555 Post Street. For schedule information, visit BART online.

Via Muni
The Commonwealth Club is easily accessible by Muni and can be directly reached by Lines 2 and 3. Many additional Muni lines stop nearby and are within easy walking distance: visit Muni online or call 817-1717 (415, 510 and 511 area codes) for route and schedule information.

Driving from East Bay
Take the Fremont Street exit from the Bay Bridge. The Commonwealth Club office is at 555 Post Street, just a block-and-a-half away from Union Square.

Driving from South Bay
Take the Fourth Street exit off of Highway 101 or 280. The Commonwealth Club office is at 555 Post Street, just a block-and-a-half away from Union Square.

Driving from North Bay
From Golden Gate Bridge, take Marina Boulevard to Bay Street. Turn left on Bay Street and continue to Embarcadero. Turn right on Embarcadero and continue to Mission Street. Turn right on Mission StreetThe Commonwealth Club office is at 555 Post Street, just a block-and-a-half away from Union Square..

Directions to our Silicon Valley Office

To Silicon Valley
Below are directions to our Silicon Valley administrative office, at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits. (Our events in Silicon Valley are held at a number of different sites, which are noted on each event listing.)

From Highway 237 or 880
From any direction, exit onto Calaveras Blvd. heading east. Make a left at the first stoplight onto Abbott Avenue. Make your first left onto Valley Way (there is an Arco gas station at the corner). Go straight into the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits campus and continue to the end of the parking lot to Building 5 -- 600 Valley Way.

From Highway 680
From any direction, exit onto highway 237/Calaveras Blvd. heading west to Central Milpitas. Stay on Calaveras Blvd. for 1.3 miles and turn right onto Abbott Avenue (just before the 880 interchange/overpass). Make the first left onto Valley Way (there is an Arco gas station at the corner). Go straight into the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits campus and continue to the end of the parking lot to Building 5 -- 600 Valley Way.

Free parking is available all around the campus.

Free Transportation Access
The Sobrato Center for Nonprofits is located 12 miles south of the BART station in Fremont and 1.5 miles east of the 880/Alder Light Rail station in Milpitas. The center is accessible via the Santa Clara VTA and AC Transit bus systems. Visit www.511.org for detailed transit routes, schedules and fares.

Download PDF of a map and printable directions.

Parking Garages

There is a Priority Parking garage right next to The Commonwealth Club's headquarters. Post Street is a one-way street; you will come to the parking garage immediately before you reach the Club (both will be on the right side of the road). There are also additional parking garages nearby. This is admittedly an incomplete list: 

ABM Parking Services
55 2nd Street
Entrance is on Anthony Street off Mission st (one-minute walk to Club office)
Phone: (415) 777-5520 ext. 5
Hours: M–F 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
All Valet; No SUVs 
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Priority Parking
85 2nd Street
Entrance is on 590 Mission Street (three-minute walk to Club office)
Phone: (415) 777-4042
Hours: M–F 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
SUVs allowed
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Union Square Garage
333 Post St.
Facility phone: (415) 397-0631
Hours: Open 24 hrs
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Palace Garage
Parking Entrance at 125 Stevenson St.
Operator: In House
Type: Attached Garage (Assisted Park)
Facility Phone: (415) 512-1111
Hours: Open 24 hours/7 days
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Fifth & Mission Garage
Located at 833 Mission
Operator: CityPark
Type: Public Garage (Self-Park)
Facility Phone: (415) 982-8522
Main Office Phone: (415) 495-3909
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Five Twenty Five Market
Parking Entrance at 60 Stevenson St.
Operator: AMPCO System Parking
Type: Attached Garage (Assisted Park)
Facility Phone: (415) 974-0922
Main Office Phone: (415) 351-4450
Hours: M-F 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Five Fifty Five Market
Parking Entrance at 68 Stevenson St.
Operator: AMPCO System Parking
Type: Attached Garage (Assisted Park)
Main Office Phone: (415) 351-4450
Hours: M-F 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Stevenson Place
Parking Entrance at 71 Stevenson St.
Operator: Central Parking System
Type: Attached Garage (Assisted Park)
Main Office Phone: (415) 495-7017
Hours: M-F 6 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
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Eighty Five Second Street Garage
Parking Entrance at 590 Mission St.
Operator: Priority Parking
Hours: M-F 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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The Commonwealth Club is not associated with and is not responsible for the operation or the policies of the parking garages. For information about other parking garages in the general vicinity, visit parkingquest.com.