Directions

Please note: MCASD La Jolla is currently closed for a major renovation and expansion project.

MCASD Downtown
1100 & 1001 Kettner Blvd. (between Broadway and B Street)
San Diego, CA 92101
 

Driving Directions

From Interstate 5 South:

  • Exit Sassafras Street/San Diego Airport
  • Ramp merges into Kettner Boulevard
  • Travel approximately 1.5 miles on Kettner Boulevard

From Interstate 5 North:

  • Exit at 6th Avenue
  • Turn left onto 6th Avenue
  • Turn right onto Ash Street
  • Turn left onto Kettner Boulevard
  • Travel approximately 1 ½ blocks

From Interstate 163 South:

  • Exit Ash Street
  • Follow Ash Street to Kettner Boulevard
  • Turn left onto Kettner Boulevard
  • Travel approximately 1 ½ blocks

MCASD’s Jacobs and Copley Buildings are located on the west side of the street at 1100 Kettner Boulevard. MCASD’s 1001 Kettner location is situated diagonally across the street at America Plaza. The Museum is situated next to and across from the Santa Fe Train Depot.

MCASD Downtown does not have a parking lot, however public garages and surface lots are nearby. Metered street parking is also available near the Museum. Street parking meters are not enforced after 6 pm, on Sundays, and certain holidays.

Parking

MCASD Downtown
1100 & 1001 Kettner Blvd. (between Broadway and B Street)
San Diego, CA 92101

MCASD Downtown offers 2-hour parking for $2 in the One America Plaza parking structure. Click here for validation details

Please note that the B Street entrance to the parking garage is temporarily closed. Please use the India Street entrance.

  • Numerous public garages and surface lots are also available nearby.
  • Metered street parking is also available near the Museum. Street parking meters are not enforced after 6 pm, on Sundays, and certain holidays.

Public Transit

Transportation by Trolley

  • Take the Green or Orange Line to the Santa Fe Depot or take the Blue Line to America Plaza. MCASD's Jacobs and Copley Buildings are located at 1100 Kettner Boulevard, next to the Santa Fe Depot train station. MCASD's 1001 Kettner gallery space is located across the street next to the America Plaza trolley stop.
  • On Saturdays and Sundays, two children 12 and under ride free on MTS buses and trolleys with a regular adult fare.

Transportation by Train

  • The Coaster commute trains operate daily Monday-Thursday (with extended service on Friday) between Oceanside and the Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego. The station is attached to the Jacobs Building at MCASD Downtown. The Coaster runs four times on Saturdays and has no Sunday service.
  • Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner offers several daily round-trip journeys between San Luis Obispo and San Diego, making convenient stops in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. It arrives and departs from the Santa Fe Depot attached to the Jacobs Building at MCASD Downtown.

Transportation by Bus

  • MTS bus routes 83, 215 and 235 service the Santa Fe Depot. You may also utilize the MTS Trip Planner to plan an alternate route.
  • On Saturdays and Sundays, two children 12 and under ride free on MTS buses and trolleys with a regular adult fare.

From the San Diego Airport (Lindbergh Field)

  • The Museum is located 2.5 miles away from the airport, which is about a 10-minute cab ride.
  • By car, take North Harbor Drive East to West Broadway. Make a left on West Broadway. Then make a left on Kettner Blvd.
  • By bus, take the #992 bus marked "Airport/Downtown" from the airport's Commuter Terminal, Terminal 1, or Terminal 2 to the corner of Kettner and Broadway. For schedule information, visit sdmts.com.

Show your MTS pass or bicycle to the reception desk to recieve half-off admission!