Directions to our Studios

KALW 91.7FM Local Public Radio
500 Mansell Street, San Francisco CA 94134

Please note: The KALW studios are not located directly at 500 Mansell Street, so using online map searches is not recommended.  If you have any difficulty finding us, please call our studio line 415-841-4134.

From San Francisco and East Bay:

Take 101 South, exit at Paul Avenue.  At the stop sign at the end of the ramp, cross San Bruno Ave. and continue straight up Mansell Street.  Follow Mansell up the steep hill, go seven blocks, passing Philip and Sala Burton High School on your right, and take the next right at Bowdoin.  Go downhill one block and make a right turn on Olmstead.  Pass through the fencing and take an immediate right through a second fence, continue around the building on your left.  KALW's main office entry is the first door on the left, marked with a small sign.  The parking spots across from our front door are reserved for KALW guests.

From the Peninsula and San Francisco Airport and other points South:
Take 101 North, take the Paul Avenue exit.  At the first stop light, take a left onto Paul Ave.  Continue under the overpass, then make a left onto San Bruno Ave. Go to the first stop sign and turn right onto Mansell St.  Follow Mansell up the steep hill, go seven blocks, passing Philip and Sala Burton High School on your right, and take the next right at Bowdoin.  Go downhill one block and make a right turn on Olmstead.  Pass through the fencing and take an immediate right through a second fence, continue around the building on your left.  KALW's main office entry is the first door on the left, marked with a small sign.  The parking spots across from our front door are reserved for KALW guests.

Public Transportation:
The Muni 29 Sunset bus line runs on Mansell Street.  Coming from the Mission District, the closest stop to KALW is at Dartmouth Street.  Continue walking down Mansell one block to the intersection of Bowdoin Street.  (If you're coming UP Mansell from San Bruno Ave, the bus will stop just prior to Bowdoin, right after passing the Philip & Sala Burton High School).  Cross Mansell and go downhill one block and make a right turn on Olmstead.  Pass through the gate and take an immediate right through second gate, up driveway and around the building on the left.  KALW's main doors are first double doors on the left, marked with a small sign: 91.7 KALW.

By BART:
Get off at the Balboa Park Station where you can catch a Muni 29 Sunset bus (see above).