APEC SERVICE IMPACTS 11/11 - 11/19/23
During Pacific Daylight Time, the East or West sidewalks may close one hour early at 8 pm, but one sidewalk will always remain open to cyclists. Sidewalk closures are dependent on lane configurations during ongoing construction which you can check here >
The Golden Gate Bridge is located on US Highway 101, providing a vital link between the City and County of San Francisco and the counties to the north. The Bridge does not have a physical address but it can be easily found on Google Maps or other online map services.
Parking is extremely limited at the southeast and northeast visitor areas of the Bridge, and ongoing construction projects in the area may temporarily close roads leading to the Bridge. Visitors are strongly encouraged to use a mode other than a personal vehicle to get to the Bridge. These include public transit, a tour bus, a ridesharing service such as Uber or Lyft, a rental bike, on foot, etc.
If you must drive to the Bridge, we recommend downloading a free navigation app, like Waze (www.waze.com). These apps give drivers real-time information from Caltrans about road conditions, construction, and road closures.
Click the map at right for parking lot locations at the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge, closest to the main visitor areas. Additional nearby parking areas—in the Presidio and Crissy Field—are not shown in this map.
Access to Southeast Side Visitor Parking Lot
This parking area has a range of visitor services, including a gift center, gardens, and an array of scenic vistas. Parking rates are $5/hour with a maximum consecutive parking time of 3 hours. The southeast lot has 37 spaces, including 26 general spaces, 6 bus stalls, and 3 accessible spaces for visitors with disabilities that have disabled placards. On weekends and holidays ONLY, additional parking may be available in a nearby satellite lot on the southwest side. Parking fees may be paid at the parking meter machines, or with your mobile phone via Parkmobile - instructions can be found here >. Parking lot hours are 7am - 9pm, 7 days a week (including holidays).
Access to Northeast Side Parking Lot
Free parking (with a four hour limit) and restrooms are the only amenities at this location.
Traveling south from Marin County:
To access the parking lot on the northeast side of the Bridge, you must cross the Bridge, pay the toll and double back across the span. Follow U.S. Highway 101 south across the Golden Gate Bridge. Tolls are collected electronically - either by FasTrak or other non-cash options (visit our Tolls & Payment
section for info on how to pay your toll!). Proceed through the far right toll lane #1, and make an immediate right exiting U.S. Highway 101 just past the Toll Plaza onto Merchant Road. Make an immediate
right onto a roadway that goes down a short hill and into an underpass which leads directly into the southeast side visitor parking lot. Drive through the visitor lot to the first stop sign and make a right to head to the on-ramp to the Bridge. Cross the Bridge and take the first exit called "Vista Point" and turn right into the parking lot.
- Traveling north from San Francisco: Follow U.S. Highway 101 north across the Golden Gate Bridge. Take the first exit called "Vista Point" and turn right into the parking lot.