Parking and Public Transportation

Street Parking

Limited four-hour street parking is available on John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Drives near the de Young.

Weekend street parking within Golden Gate Park is severely limited. Museum visitors are encouraged to take public transportation, the weekend Golden Gate Park Shuttle, bicycle, and use the Music Concourse Garage.

Paid Parking

Both locations are serviced by the Golden Gate Park Shuttle, which runs on weekends and major holidays.

Music Concourse Garage

Parking for cars and bicycles is available in the Music Concourse Garage, owned and operated by City Park. Access to the north entrance of the Music Concourse Garage is from Fulton St. at 10th Avenue. Access to the south entrance is at Concourse Drive and Martin Luther King Dr. inside the park. The Music Concourse Garage is open seven days a week from 7 am–7 pm year-round, and parking in the garage is encouraged. Additionally, the garage is open until 10 pm on Fridays during Friday Nights at the de Young programming.

Music Concourse Garage hours and rates:

Monday–Friday$5 per hour (max. $29)
Weekends$6 per hour (max. $33)
Special event/evening rate (after 5:30 pm; good until closing)$17 flat rate
Drop-off (less than 15 minutes)No charge
Lost Ticket (weekday)$29
Lost Ticket (weekend)$33

Please note that the garage is not operated by the Fine Arts Museums. For garage information, call (415) 750-0741 or visit The Music Concourse Garage Manager is Rich Cruz.

UCSF Medical Center Garage

Irving Street near 3rd Avenue

$3.00 per hour, maximum fee $24.00

Public Transportation

Muni to Golden Gate Park

44-O'Shaughnessy Bus

Stops near the front of the museum on Tea Garden Drive (southbound) and on Concourse Drive near the Academy of Sciences (northbound).

5 or 5L-Fulton Bus

Stops at 8th Avenue and Fulton Street, just outside of the park. From 8th, walk into the park and turn right on John F. Kennedy Drive to reach the museum's tower entrance.

28 Bus

19th Avenue bus stops at Park Presidio Boulevard and Fulton Street. From Park Presidio and Fulton, walk into the park via the Rose Garden and turn left on John F. Kennedy Drive to reach the museum.

N-Judah Muni Metro

Accessible streetcar, stops at 9th Avenue and Irving Street. To reach the de Young, walk north on 9th Avenue to Golden Gate Park. 9th Avenue turns into Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Keep walking on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard until you reach Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, then turn right and continue to the museum entrance.

Golden Gate Park Shuttle

The Golden Gate Park shuttle service is provided free to park visitors. The shuttle operates from 9 am–6 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays.

Shuttles arrive at each stop every 15–20 minutes starting at 9 am, and the last departs at 6 pm. There are a total of 14 stops from McLaren lodge at the east end of the park to Ocean Beach on the west end. See map below for all stop locations (marked 1–14).

More Information


Phone: 311

Golden Gate Park Shuttle

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