Northeastern’s Oakland campus is located immediately off of Highway 580 at the junction of 580 (MacArthur Freeway) and Highway 13 (Warren Freeway), approximately seven miles from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
View/download the campus map (PDF).
Schedule a tour
Prospective students can learn more about our Oakland campus and Mills College at Northeastern University through an in-person tour, which begins with an information session. Reserve your tour date.
If you are a prospective or admitted student/family visiting the campus and you have not reserved a tour in advance, please go to the Visitor Center, located at Lisser Hall. The Visitor Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For all other visitors, please ask the security guard at the main campus entrance for directions to your destination.
Hours of operation
Our Oakland campus is generally open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., but we often have extended hours for in-person classes and public events.
The closest airport is Oakland International Airport (OAK). San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is also nearby.
For transportation to and from the airport, we recommend using a local taxi or private transport service. The one-way cab fare from OAK is approximately $35–$45; from SFO, the fare is approximately $100, depending on traffic.
If you prefer a private car service such as Lyft or Uber, the cost is approximately $20 from OAK or $50 from SFO during non-peak hours. Visit their websites or apps for the most current fare estimates. After entering your on-campus destination, be sure to confirm within your ridesharing app and/or with your driver that the planned route will pass through our front entrance off of MacArthur Boulevard and onto Richards Road.
For public transportation options such as BART, please check for updated information on the Bay Area’s transit information page.
You can find detailed and updated public transit information on the Bay Area’s 511 page.
Car or car rental
You can use the interactive map above for directions from your specific location, call 510.430.3250 for recorded directions, or enter the following address into your GPS: 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA. There are three MacArthur Boulevard exits from 580 East, so please follow all driving directions carefully. Free visitor parking is available on campus.
For car rental options, visit the Oakland International Airport Rental Car Center or the San Francisco International Airport Rental Car Center for up-to-date information.