Office Directions

Burning Man Headquarters
660 Alabama Street (@19th St), 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 865-3800

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Mass Transit Directions

BMHQ is easily accessed by mass transit.

SF MTA's website has documentation and real-time transit information, transit maps and route information.

The website can tell you specifically which bus and train lines you can use to get to BMHQ from any starting address at any time of day.

By Bus or Light Rail (MUNI):

  • #10 Townsend (Stop at 18th & Connecticut)
  • #12 Folsom/Pacific (Stop at Folsom & 20th)
  • #14 Mission Outbound (Stop at 18th & Mission)
  • #14 Mission Inbound (Stop at 19th & Mission)
  • #14 Mission L (Stop at 20th & Mission)
  • #19 Polk Outbound (Stop at 19th & Rhode Island St)
  • #19 Polk Inbound (Stop at 19th & De Haro St)
  • #22 Fillmore (Stop at 16th and Harrison St)
  • #27 Bryant (Stop at 19th and Bryant St)
  • #33 Stanyan (Stop at 18th and Potrero Ave)
  • #49 Mission/Van Ness (Stop at 19th & Mission St)
  • #67 Bernal Heights (Stop at 24th & Folsom)
  • #9 San Bruno (Stop at 18th & Potrero Ave)
  • #90 San Bruno Owl (Stop at 18th & Potrero Ave)
  • #9L San Bruno Limited (Stop at 16th & Potrero Ave)

By Commuter Rail:

  • BART:
    • Get off at 16th or 24th Street stations in San Francisco, and walk to 660 Alabama St @ 19th St. (about 10 minutes)
  • Caltrain:
    • Take Caltrain to San Francisco (4th Street and Townsend Street); walk to 4th St & Townsend St; take the 47 Bus towards Fisherman's Wharf; at Harrison St & 5th St and take the 27 Bus towards the Mission District; disembark at Bryant St & 18th St, and walk to 660 Alabama St @ 19th St.

Driving Directions has near-real-time traffic information

Google offers driving directions.

Coming from points East:

  • Take I-80 West over Bay Bridge
  • Take Civic Center Exit
  • Slight left onto Harrison St.
  • Turn left on 17th St.
  • Turn right on Alabama
  • KABLAM! You're there.

Coming from points South - Option 1 (fastest during peak hours):

  • From 280, merge onto 101 - N From 101 - N
  • Take Caesar Chavez/Potrero Ave Exit
  • Merge onto Potrero Ave
  • Turn left on 19th St.
  • Turn right on Alabama
  • POW! You've arrived.

Coming from points South - Option 2 (fastest during off-peak hours):

  • Take Vermont Street Exit
  • Turn left on 17th St.
  • Turn left on Alabama
  • WHAM! There you are.

Coming from points North:

  • Take US-101 South towards San Francisco
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and take Doyle Drive to Richardson Avenue
  • Take slight left onto Lombard St.
  • Turn right onto Van Ness Ave.
  • Turn left on 16th St.
  • Turn right on Alabama
  • BAM! You made it.

Coming from points West:

  • Swim like hell


Parking in the neighborhood is tight (hey, welcome to San Francisco!), and much of it has 1-hour or 2-hour limits without a residential parking permit.

Closest Paid Lot:

IMPark Street Lot, 278 Shotwell @ 17th Street, (415) 227-0114
$15/day or $150/month

Other Paid Lots:

Mission Bartlett Garage, 3255 21st Street @ Bartlett, (415) 821-6715
9am-12pm: $2/hr 1pm-3pm: $3.50/hr 3pm-6pm: $2.50/hr 6-12am. $4/hr 12am-9am: $1.50/hr

California Parking, 2351 Mission Street @ 19th Street, (415) 468-4860
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm $12