Travel Directions

Foothill College Main Campus - Los Altos Hills
From San Francisco:
hwy 280 icon Travel south on Interstate 280;
Exit El Monte Road;
travel west to campus entrance
OR
hwy 101 icon travel south on U.S. Route 101;
Exit San Antonio Road;
left turn on Foothill Expressway;
right on El Monte Road;
travel west to campus entrance.
From San Jose:
hwy 280 icon Travel north on Interstate 280;
Exit El Monte Road;
travel west to campus entrance;
OR
hwy 101 icon travel north on U.S. Route 101;
Exit San Antonio Road;
left turn on Foothill Expressway;
right on El Monte Road;
travel west to campus entrance.
Where to Park

On-campus parking lot numbers relate to campus building numbers. For the most convenient parking spot, park in the lot that corresponds to the classroom or office you're visiting. For example: Your class meets in Building 4000? Park in Lot 4. Your appointment is in Building 8000? Park in Lot 8.
Foothill College Middlefield Campus - Palo Alto
From San Francisco:
hwy 101 icon Travel south on U.S. 101;
exit San Antonio Road;
turn right on Middlefield Road;
travel north to campus entrance.
From San Jose:
hwy 101 icon Travel north on U.S. 101;
exit San Antonio Road;
turn right on Middlefield Road;
travel north to campus entrance.
Ground Transportation

Commercial shuttle service is also available from the San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC) airports. Fares are between $15 - $50, depending on your destination.

Shuttles from San Francisco:
Super Shuttle: (650) 246-8942 or make a reservation online.

Shuttles from San Jose:
VIP Shuttle: (408) 577-1800
South and East Bay Shuttles: (408) 225-4444.

Bus Transportation:
The local bus company, Valley Transit Authority has bus lines that go to both campuses. Please check with VTA for routes, schedules, and fares.

VTA buses 40 and 52 go to the Foothill campus.


Parking Information

Note: Student parking permits are not required at the Middlefield Campus.

A parking permit is required at all times at the Foothill College main campus. When properly displayed, a permit authorizes you to park in any student lot. Failure to properly display a parking permit, except in 30-minute parking spaces, will result in a citation.

Foothill College and De Anza College parking permits are valid at both campuses. A permit is not required at the Foothill Middlefield campus in Palo Alto.

There are three types of parking permit decals: annual, quarterly and day-use.

Parking Fees & How to Get a Permit

Day-Use Permits

Purchase a day-use permit for $3 (beginning Winter 2012) from vending machines in student parking lots. Machines accept $1 bills, and nickel, dime and quarter coins only. The day-use permit is valid on the date of purchase only. Before purchasing a daily permit, always find a legal parking space first. Park in marked spaces only!

Annual & Quarterly Permits

When you register for classes online, you may buy a parking permit in MyPortal. If you use this method, you may print a short-term temporary permit that must be replaced by the permanent decal permit that will be mailed to the address you specify. You will be charged a service fee when you select the immediate permit option. If you are not an enrolled student at Foothill or De Anza college, you will not be able to login to MyPortal to buy a parking permit. However, you can buy a permit from the permit vendor.

Annual Auto Permits (Non-refundable)
  • Summer Session $90 (valid for full year; Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring)
  • Fall Quarter $70 (valid for Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters)
  • Winter Quarter $50 (valid for Winter and Spring Quarters)
Quarterly Permits
  • Auto - $26.65: Fall, Winter or Spring Quarters
  • Auto - $20.00: Summer Session
  • Motorcycle/Moped - $15.00
You Need to Know
  • Parking permits are required seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • All vehicles must properly display a valid parking permit. Students are authorized to park in marked stalls in student lots only. Students may not park in stalls marked for disabled, staff, vendors, official vehicles or park in roadways, dirt areas or along parking lot curbing.
  • People with disabilities are required to display state-issued identification on their vehicles or, in the event of temporary disabilities, obtain permits from the Disability Resource Center, Room 5801; or call (650) 949-7017.
  • Staff parking permits are required for all staff spaces. Staff permits are issued by the District Police Department.
  • Special permits will be issued only by the District Police Department. The permit must be displayed on the dashboard or hang on the interior mirror so it can be read from the outside. Special permits are valid only when used within the areas and dates designated on the permit.
  • The parking decal may be transferred between vehicles.
  • Refunds for quarterly decals are available only when you drop all classes and return the decal within the first two weeks of the quarter, or first week of Summer Session. Annual permits are non-refundable.
  • There is no free replacement for lost, stolen, or damaged decals.
  • Possession of a parking permit does not guarantee you a parking space. If the lot is full, you must try another student parking lot.
  • Parking information is posted on signs at the entrance to Foothill College and every lot on campus.
Enforcement

The above regulations apply 365 days a year unless otherwise noted. Illegally parked vehicles can be cited and/or towed, even if class is not in session. Overnight parking is not allowed. Read all signs and road markings carefully. Be sure to park only in a marked space, clearly display your permit, and lock your vehicle.

Section 23113A of the California Vehicle Code grants the authority for the Foothill-De Anza College Police Department to enforce all Vehicle Code violations on the parking lots and roadways within the Foothill-De Anza Community College District property. In addition, the District may adopt its own regulations to provide adequate parking and the safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles.

On-campus parking, traffic and police matters are conducted by the Foothill-De Anza District Police Department. The complete list of college parking and traffic regulations is posted in the Admissions Office in Room 8101 and FHDA District Police Department in Room 2103. For more information, call (650) 949-7313.

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