Directions & Parking

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Directions to our main San Francisco Office

Below are directions to our main San Francisco headquarters 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 headquarters 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 headquarters 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 Post Street. The Commonwealth Club headquarters 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 are many parking garages close to The Commonwealth Club's downtown San Francisco headquarters. Here is a map of many of them.

Priority Parking (Closest)
569 Post St. San Francisco, CA 94102 
 • (415) 777-4042

  • Open 24 hours a day
  • First 20 minutes: $5.50
  • Each additional 15 minutes (or fraction thereof): $4
  • Earlybird special (in between 6 a.m.-9 a.m./out between 1 p.m.-6 p.m.) (Limited): $11
  • 12-hour maximum: $35
  • 24-hour maximum: $40
  • 24-hour maxmum with in-and-out (in & out privileges – pay in advance): $42
  • Monthly rate: $350
  • Full-size trucks or 24 hours (handicap exempt – permit required): $50 (flat rate – prepay)

Union Square Garage 
333 Post St. San Francisco, CA • (415) 397-0631

  • Open 24 hours a day
  • Electric vehicle parking/charging
  • Entry is on Geary Street between Powell and Stockton Street
  • Midnight-9 a.m.: $2.50
  • 9 a.m.–noon: $3
  • Noon-3 p.m.: $5.50
  • 3-6 p.m.: $4
  • 6 p.m.–midnight: $3
  • 24-hour maximum: $34
  • Discounts: Weekday off-peak discounts$2 off before 8:30 a.m. and after 6:30 p.m. (must stay minimim 3 hours)

Stockton and Sutter
444 Stockton St., San Francisco, CA • (415)982-8370

  • Open 24 hours a day
  • Electric Vehicle parking/charging
  • Midnight-9 a.m.: $1
  • 9 a.m.–noon: $3
  • Noon-3 p.m.: $4
  • 3 p.m.-6 p.m.: $3
  • 6 p.m.–midnight: $1
  • 24-hour maximum: $34
  • Discounts: Weekday off-peak discounts $2 off before 8:30 a.m. and after 6:30 p.m. (must stay minimum 3 hours)

Mason O’Farrell Garage
325 Mason St. San Francisco, CA • (415)673-6757

  • Open 24 Hours a day
  • First hour: $8
  • Every 30 minutes after: $4
  • 24-hour maximum: $35
  • Discounts: Early bird special $17 (in by 10 a.m., out by 7 p.m.); Evening special $22 (in after 5:30 p.m., out by 9:30 a.m. next morning); Hotel guest special $39 per day; Theatre special $13 (up to 5 hours); SFSU Special $14 (up to 12 hours); Union Square employee $14 (up to 12 hours)

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.