Getting Here

Whenever possible, we encourage the use of public transportation. Parking on Nob Hill is fairly scarce. If you need to drive, consider parking somewhere along the #1 California MUNI bus line.  It is one the city’s most frequent, dependable lines and has very convenient stops near the Cathedral both inbound and outbound.

Public Transportation

  • The California Street Cable Car stops at California and Taylor which is at the foot of the Great Stairs.
  • The 1 California bus stops at Sacramento and Taylor (outbound) or Clay and Taylor, walk one block south (inbound).
  • The Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason Cable Cars stop at Powell and California, walk two blocks west (up the hill).
  • The 27 Bryant bus stops at Leavenworth and California (northbound), walk one block west (up the hill) or Hyde and Sacramento (southbound), walk two blocks east and one block south.
  • All of the above lines connect with Market Street buses, streetcars, subways and BART.  The two closest BART stations are Embarcadero and Powell.  If you wish to walk from BART to the Cathedral, Powell is closer but please note that the Powell Street hill is quite steep.  If you wish to take public transportation to the Cathedral, Embarcadero is a better choice since both the California Street Cable Car and the 1 California bus have stops nearby.

Street Parking

  • Daytime street parking near the Cathedral is limited to two hours, except on Sundays. There is no parking on the right (north) side of Sacramento Street on weekdays from 4 – 6 p.m.  Please note that the tow away zone is strictly enforced.

Cathedral Garage

The garage entrance is on Taylor Street midway between California and Sacramento Streets.  It is operated by ABM Parking and the rates are as follows:
  • $3.00 per 15 minutes
  • $33.00 per 24 hours
  • Early Bird Special:
    Monday – Saturday:  If drivers park in the garage before 10AM and leave before 6PM, there is a $12.00 flat rate fee.
    Sunday:  If drivers park in the garage before 11AM and leave before 6PM, there is a $12.00 flat rate fee.

The garage is open:
  • Sunday from 6 a.m. to midnight
  • Monday through Thursday from 5:30 a.m. to midnight
  • Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Saturday from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Sunday from 6 a.m. to midnight
Other details:
  • Type: Pay on Exit, Underground, Lit, Manned
  • Features: CCTV, Bike rack for six bicycles located to the right just inside the garage entrance.
  • Payments accepted: Coins, Bills, Cards, Pay-by-Cell
  • Pay-by-Cell: QuickPay users can pay by calling (980) 225-1000 (location id 1322)
  • Height restrictions: 8′ 2″ (2.48m)
  • Number of spaces: 120

Other Garages in the Immediate Area

  • Masonic Center Garage:  across the street at California Street between Taylor and Jones.
  • Crocker Garage: 1/2 block away on California Street between Taylor and Mason.
  • Brocklebank Garage: 1 1/2 blocks away on Sacramento Street between Mason and Powell.

View a map with many parking options here.

Accessibility Information

Driving Directions

Use your favorite online mapping site or enter our address into your GPS:  1100 California St, San Francisco, CA  94108.

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