Directions & Maps

Directions are provided here, as well as in your registration and orientation materials. Campus and area maps are provided. You can also use MapQuest.com for specific addresses. For point to point directions including bus and trolley info, try sandiego.hopstop.com

University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492

Directions/Map

TO USD From 5:

  • exit Sea World/ Tecolote off-ramp (just north of 8)
  • go east (Tecolote) to Morena Blvd. and turn right (south)
  • turn left on Napa (short distance)
  • turn left on Linda Vista Road to USD (on left)
  • turn left at WEST (first) entrance. No permit is necessary on Sunday. Monday registrants, pick up one-day parking permit at kiosk (proceed if no attendant on duty.) You will receive a week-long permit at registration.  Due to construction on campus, we are restricted to parking in the WEST parking structure (and the Mission structure on the east side of campus.)
  • continue straight ahead on Marian Way; Mother Rosalie Hill Hall is on your left, at top of hill.

TO USD From 8:

  • exit Morena Blvd. proceed north
  • turn right on Linda Vista Road to USD on left
  • follow above directions from this point
  • Manchester Village Apartments (dorms): take the campus entrance east of the Main entrance off Linda Vista road—see campus map. After turning off Linda Vista, make a sharp right and follow the road, Torero Way, to MVA. Dorm residents should check in at MVA front desk on Sunday between 4 and 6pm.

USD Campus Map:

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Transportation Options at AP® by the Sea

San Diego has a good mass transit system of buses and trolleys. The web site for information is sdcommute.com. But for ease of travel during the week, we recommend cars—rental or personal.

Hotels to USD:

Some hotels offer complimentary shuttle service to USD. Please check with hotels. Tips appreciated.

USD SHUTTLE from OLD TOWN

USD provides free shuttle between Old Town Trolley Station and USD approximately every 30 minutes, M-F, 6:45-10:15am. Afternoon shuttle from USD to Old Town: M-F, 3-7:30pm. NO SHUTTLE ON WEEKENDS.
USD Shuttle Map

Walking from Old Town to USD

For our fitness buffs, it is 1.64 miles from Old Town to USD, about a 30 minute level walk ending with a small hill to the campus.

Bus and Trolley Info

Bus between Old Town and USD: bus route #44 From USD to Downtown or Harbor Cruise: Bus route #44 to Old Town, Trolley to Downtown (Santa Fe Depot) sdcommute.com

Airport and Train Depot Transportation:

To/From Hotels

Several hotels have free shuttle service—check their web site; hotels in Old Town and Hotel Circle (Mission Valley West) are close to the airport and depot—taxis should be under $25.

To/From USD:

Likewise close to airport and depot—taxis should be under $25. If you are staying in the Manchester Village Apts, go to Lounge to check in. Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, our headquarters, is .5 miles from the dorm.

From USD to Airport:

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall (our headquarters) is 5.8 miles/about 15 minutes from the airport.  Call taxi, uber, or lyft.  You may store your luggage with us at MRH.

On Campus:

Due to constuction on campus, we are restricted to parking in the WEST parking structure. USD provides a shuttle from the West structure.

We provide a weekly parking pass at registration. DO NOT LOSE IT, as it costs $12-20 to replace. You must park in WHITE SPACES ONLY, or you will be ticketed.

The quarter mile walk from classroom to cafeteria is slightly uphill. You can drive and park closer to the cafeteria—especially with a handicapped permit.

From dorm to classroom is approximately .5 miles. Shuttles from dorms run on an IRREGULAR basis (No Sunday.) You can also drive and park near your classroom.

DIRECTIONS TO EVENING VENUES:

see evening events page for details and consult map on last page of orientation notebook. Evening events are starred.

We do not provide transportation to evening events. Most participants either car-pool, take trolley, bus, or taxis. 

From USD to Old Town (Cygnet Theatre and Trolley ride):

Linda Vista Rd. ® to Morena Blvd. (L) to Taylor St. ® to Juan St. (L)

From Hotel Circle to Old Town (Cygnet Theatre and Trolley ride):

Hotel Circle South (W) becomes Taylor St. (straight ahead) to Juan St. (L)

To Globe Theatre in Balboa Park:

Directions/Map For This Location

From USD:

Linda Vista Rd. ® to Morena Blvd. (L) to on-ramp to 5 South to SD Airport turn off (Sassafras/Laurel), continue on Kettner to Laurel (L) to Balboa Park. Globe is on the left past the bridge.

From Hotel Circle:

Hotel Circle South becomes Taylor Street , across trolley/train tracks to Pacific Hwy (L) to Laurel (L) to Balboa Park . Globe is on the left past the bridge.

From Old Town:

Taylor (L) across RR/Trolley tracks to Pacific Hwy (L) to Laurel St. (L) to Balboa Park . Globe is on the left past the bridge.

To La Jolla Playhouse (not a sponsored evening event):

Directions/Map For This Location
2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla CA 92093:

Take 5 north to La Jolla Village Drive exit. Turn left and continue 5 stoplights to Revelle College Drive. Turn right onto the campus. Theatres are on the right, parking on the left.

To Flagship Harbor Excursion:

(Directions/Map)
990 N. Harbor Drive ; 619 234-4111

From USD:

Linda Vista Rd. ® to Morena Blvd. (L) to on-ramp to 5 South to SD Airport turn off (Sassafras/Laurel), continue on Kettner to Broadway ®; park north or south of Broadway on Harbor Drive. (Bring quarters for meters)

From Hotel Circle:

Hotel Circle South becomes Taylor Street , across RR/Trolley tracks to Pacific Hwy (L) to Broadway ® to Harbor Dr. ®; park N or S of Broadway on Harbor Drive. Bring quarters for meter.

From Old Town:

Taylor Street (L), across RR/Trolley tracks to Pacific Hwy (L) to Broadway ® to Harbor Dr. ®; park north or south of Broadway on Harbor Drive. Bring quarters for meter.

San Diego Maps

Trolley Routes

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Trolley Routes

Bus and Trolley Routes

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Bus and Trolley Routes

USD Vicinity

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USD Area

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Old Town/Downtown Area

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Old Town/Downtown Area