Getting to USF

International Move-In Day — Tuesday, January 15, 2019

On this day ISSS will host an International Student Welcome Center on International Student Move-in Day from 10:00am to 5:00pm on the University Center first floor on the Hilltop Campus. The Welcome Center is available to help you with all your immediate move-in related needs and questions. We encourage students to arrive on Tuesday, January 15 in order to take advantage of the transportation and the on campus assistance. 

New international students arriving to the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 (only), may register for free transportation to the USF campus. The deadline to register for this free service HAS PASSED and the registration is CLOSED. This service is only available for students. 

1. Next to Book a Ride, select one-way by clicking on the round button
2. For Drop-Off location, enter 2335 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 
3. Enter Flight Arrival Information
4. Enter Passenger Details
5. Under Payment Details, be sure "Direct Bill" is selected and click Continue
6. Review your Reservation Summary and click Book Now (you will not be charged the amount shown)
7. You will receive a confirmation email. Please note that for any ride on January 15, the total amount shown will be waived by USF.
Registration is now closed. 
If you plan to arrive to SFO before or after January 15, and need information about ground transportation options to USF, we have compiled a list of transportation options below to help plan your ride from SFO to USF.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to USF main campus transportation options:

There are many convenient transportation options from San Francisco International Airport to USF. We have compiled the following transportation options to help you plan your ride from SFO to USF:

  • SFO Transportation website: This website has a thorough list of transportation options. You can find all the information you need about transportation options from SF from SFO.
  • Uber or Lyft: It is more economical than a regular taxi and a commonly chosen method among other international students. To use these services, download their mobile applications on your phone, and set-up payment with your credit card information. Price range: $30-$50 depends on your arrival time. This is a very popular choice for USF students and SF residents in general. USF students use Uber/Lyft frequently and taking it from SFO is a very common and popular option. 
  • Local Taxi: It is fast and easy, but more expensive than most of the other options. You should have either cash or credit card available (cash preferred) to pay for your ride. Price range: $50-$60
  • Super Shuttle: Super Shuttle offers everything from the economical shared van service to a private executive car. ISSS has set up a code that you can use when booking a shuttle. Here is the code: USF16
  • Shared Van Shuttle Service: With this option you will be in the shuttle with other people commuting to San Francisco. The USF campus will usually be the last drop-off point so it will take much longer to get to campus. You can reserve your ride on their website or download their application to book a ride. Price range: $17-$25 depends on your arrival time
  • Executive Car: This is the most expensive option through Super Shuttle. With this option you can choose to have a driver greet you at the airport and help you with your luggage or pick you up curbside outside the airport. This might be a good option if you arrive late in the evening but would like to have someone waiting for you. You can pre-book the pick-up service online. Price range: $65 and up

*All price based on one way trip from SFO to USF hilltop campus